Apart from sleeping, we spend most of our free time at home in the living room. At the same time, we host the guests who come to our house and have pleasant moments. Who wouldn’t want this place where we spend the most time to be both useful and appealing to the eye? If you want to decorate your living room in a modern way, but are struggling to come up with original ideas or are looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.
We would like to point out that there are no restrictions or rules for decoration. Everyone’s living room has their own tastes. Our aim here is to shed light and guide your decoration path. Let’s decorate your room like a professional decorator.
Set Focus Point
Especially if you have a large living room, the first thing you should do is set a focal point. You can choose a large seating group as the focal point. You can then move on to other decorative items. For example; Arranging decorative elements such as cupboards and fireplaces around the focal point you have determined will reveal the general shape of the living room. For a living room where you want it to look neat, it would be a better idea to move with a centerpiece rather than a messy layout.
If you are having trouble deciding what color furniture to buy or what color to paint the room, the factors to consider are simple. You should see if the color you choose will match the rest of the room such as, floor, curtain and walls.
THE GOLDEN RULE: The number of colors in a room should not exceed 6. We recommend that 3 of these colors are from the same color family. A specific color you choose should contrast with the primary colors. You can use the contrast color in accessories.
In general, you should be careful not to use too many colors at the same time. Because this situation can result in confusion and make the atmosphere tiring and uneasy.
It seems impossible to imagine a living room without a seating group, or at least a sofa, right? As we mentioned above, the seating group should be chosen very carefully as it is the focal point. Before buying a seating group, you should ask yourself some questions:
-How many people live in your house and do you have many guests?
– For what purpose will the sitting group be used? Sitting, eating, sleeping, lying down?
– Is appearance more important or comfort?
– Which material do you like and use practically?
After finding answers to these questions, all you have to do is choose a color that goes well with the rest of the living room. However, you should definitely try the seating group you will buy by sitting on it or even lying down if possible. So don’t be surprised when you get home.
You should pay attention not only to color but also to style. For example, do you want a more industrial look or a retro-vintage style? Of course it is possible to combine styles but it is very risky.
Although there is not much you can do about the natural light that the living room receives, you can easily change the light scheme and general atmosphere of the room with artificial methods. For lighting that is both decorative and functional, we can give you the following ideas;
To make a work of art in the room more striking, you can lay LED lights around it, or put a tall lampshade in a corner of the room.
It is important to mention television, which is one of the indispensable elements of living rooms. Fortunately, nowadays, instead of the old giant TVs, we use thin, stylish and wall-mountable televisions. The important thing in choosing a television is to create slots where you can hide the cables and if possible, hang the TV on the wall and save space. At the same time, you should be careful to use the TV as a side element instead of positioning it in the center of the room.