Living Room Decorating - The Right Way
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to living room decorating is thinking they can go at their own pace. I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but decorating takes a lot of time and planning. This means you cannot simply decide to go and throw up your rug, throw on some flowers and throws and be done. You are going to have to put in the work before you can enjoy the results. But that doesn't mean there's no fun to be had while doing so.
One thing to keep in mind is that your living rooms should not always reflect the owner's style. You should make sure you get the right furniture but also take some things into consideration. As with any other room, you want to be able to move freely throughout it. But when it comes to furniture, some of the most important pieces of furniture should be easily accessible. That means rugs. Rugs on the floor to allow you to move freely without bumping into things and the furniture.
Another idea for living room decorating is to consider your designer's input. A great way to do this is by checking out what designer for your interior design professional uses. If they are known for making beautiful, quirky interior design pieces, then chances are you will want to emulate their style. Many designers have blogs and Facebook pages where they display what they have done recently. Reading what their latest pieces look like can inspire you to create your own unique space. It may even inspire you to take up interior design!
In addition to checking out what designers are currently using, it's also a good idea to ask others who may use interior designers for living room design. Word-of-mouth is one of the best ways to learn about interior designers. Ask your friends, family members, co-workers or neighbors who they use for living room design and construction. Keep in mind that many interior designers have clients from high school or college. You may be able to network with them through events such as cocktail parties.
One area you should consider when living room decorating is the couch and chair set. Your couch and chair set are probably the first thing people see when they enter your home. So it's important to make sure you get a comfortable sofa that won't be a pain to sit on. Look for a sofa with a low, wide armrest that will allow for easy mobility. A good example of a low and wide armrest couch would be a sofa with a high back and slats across the back that either end at the end of the sofa.
Another important aspect of the living room is lighting. Your sofa and chair set should go well with a nice array of floor lamps. Floor lamps not only add ambience to the room but also provide more safety when using the furniture. You don't want to accidentally lean over and bump your head on something when working on the computer.
A nice touch for many living rooms are area rugs. Rugs can pull the overall look together and act as a safety feature. Area rugs tend to go well with sofas and chairs and most floor lamps. If you're looking to save money, you can simply pick up an area rug at your local discount store. Don't forget to measure your sofa and chairs before you go out and buy a rug.
When it comes down to it, your living room is all about comfort and having fun. Make sure you take the time to properly care for your living room rugs and other furniture pieces to ensure a long life and enjoyment out of them. There are several different types of rugs and one mistake on the rug could turn into a major disaster for your home. So it's very important to take proper care of your rugs.