Decorating Ideas for a Living Room

Tip to decorate a living room

Decorating a room can either be a nightmare or fun experience, depending on your perspective of decoration. Enjoy decorating but do not go overboard. What is important is to find a balance and create a room that is inviting, relaxing and lovely to look at.

If you want something completely new, then remodeling the room entirely, with a theme, is a good option. You can have a modern, contemporary, colorful look, or choose to give an antique or rustic feel to the room. There are many options to choose from once you decide on the theme.

On the other hand, if you do not want to remodel entirely, try adding a few accessories or pieces of furniture that can change the look of the room. These accessories can be anything from a simple bookshelf, brightly colored furniture, or even a decorative clock.

Here are a few designs and options for a complete remodeled living room, as well as ideas for decorating with accessories and furniture. Take your pick!

A Few Ideas

A Cozy Corner
Living Room with Wooden Wall
The above image demonstrates excellent use of the wooden focal wall adjacent to the long window that gives the room a design uplift. The subtle leather furniture with the low coffee table and side table add to the simplicity of the room. The light-colored furnishings make the room appear big, neat and also brighter. You can use this design when your room is small and you don’t have too much space to experiment.Go White
White Sofa in Living Room

Confused over the right color combination for the lounge room? If yes, then play safe with white. White sofa sets when combined with the wooden coffee table and the floor lamp make the room look brighter and spacious. The spacious look is furniture-enhanced with the use of an in-the-wall bookshelf and wall unit. The USP of the room is the hanging white lamp! It gives a finishing touch to the room.

Contemporary Feel
Contemporary Red Living Room

If you have a lot of space in your sitting room, then this is a good design idea for you. The bold mix of black, red and white just lifts your mood. All naked walls with just a big wall clock is the USP of the room. The black-colored sofas are well-complemented with multicolored cushions. If you want to sit and have a cozy chat, this room invites you to do just that! And with no television set, your chats will be uninterrupted!

The Good Ol’ Days
Vintage Living Room

Go back in time with this ‘rustic feel’ front room design. The antique furniture and the brilliantly placed lights give a 70s’ look! The light color of the drapes complements the light-colored scheme of the room. The USP of the room, for me, will be the chandelier. Go ahead, switch off the lights and let the room be lit with the brightness of the chandelier. Anyone for a candid candlelight chat?

Twist in the Tale
Vintage Living Room

If you are looking for a makeover to your current living room, this design can help you. The addition of the soft-colored accent wall and colorful cushions make all the difference to the otherwise neutral-colored room. The frame that is added to the accent wall is the focal point. You can hang a painting or a unique piece of art. The decoration is kept minimum, with just the indoor plant and hanging lights used.

Now, if you just want to redo your lounge room without changing a lot of things around, you can accessorize it with the following decorating items. Choose the one that you feel is the best for your house!

Small Bedroom Design

Tips for decor of a small bedroom

When you think of small bedrooms, the first thing that crops up in your mind is the image of a cramped dorm room, overstuffed with furniture, with too many books squeezed in and hardly any space to take two-three steps. Delete this image from your mind because there are certain design tips because of which your room will have a complete transformation, a pleasant contrast to your small room stereotype.

Theme
Mix up solid earthy colors like deep green or burgundy for the walls, and hang curtains which match the walls to bring about a feel of the Asian style. Apart from the wall colors and curtains, the accessories hold the key to an Asian themed small bedroom design. Bamboo furniture, blinds, silk bedding and drapes, lamps and lanterns are few areas which you can work on to obtain an oriental home decor. Similarly, you can go for cottage theme or any theme with a good color scheme.
Furniture
Beds
The focal point of any bedroom is obviously the bed. While furnishing a small bedroom, keep in mind that the bed is also the biggest space occupying object in the room, hence a smaller but comfortable bed is the right furniture in a small bedroom to create the illusion of space. Buying a low-level bed is another way of making the bed seem smaller than it actually is. For kids’ bedroom, you can have bunk beds and chests cum tables for storage.
Closets
Shop for closets and dressers which are long and take up minimum of the floor space. For storage, use the under bed area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean shoving everything under the bed. Keep everything as neatly as possible because neat and clean bedrooms appear roomier than a cluttered one.
Colors
Wall colors play a crucial role in making the room seem bigger. Light, pastel shades are the most popular interior paint colors and combinations. Choose only one color for the entire room as more colors on the walls give the impression of a smaller room. Cucumber green is one of the most relaxing color for adorning the walls. Also, the dusty navy hue can bring a tropical feel to the walls. Texturing the wall paints should be avoided as it can tone up the walls and thus, limit the space.
Lighting
For bedroom decorating, lighting also plays a crucial role for creating the right kind of effect one wants. Light colored walls look drab and boring in low lights. Instead choose bright lighting fixtures for small bedroom lighting. The lighting fixtures should be installed closer to the bed for making the room look spacious.
Make Your Bedroom Look Bigger
In small spaces, everything should have a purpose. Therefore, whatever item or furniture you want to keep in your spatially challenged bedroom, just make sure that they are of complete utility. Here are some tricks that can fool the eyes and give an airy appearance to your room.~Buy only multifunction furniture for your bedroom. For instance, a bed with multiple drawers to store your accessories, bedding, etc. You may have to get custom-made furniture to suit the needs of your room.

~Keep your furniture at angular places and away from the walking area. Make sure that your furniture is not too tall as it can give an impression of space crunch.

~Paint your bedroom in vertical stripes and create the desired illusion of higher ceiling.~Accessorize the bedroom with a mirror that reflects the centerpiece of the room. By doing this, you can focus attention to your window, fireplace or sofa. For the wide wall of the room, install a larger mirror that will make the room seem bigger than it actually is.

~Sometimes heavy curtains make the room seem tiny. Instead, you can choose to have blinds that let some sunlight into the room and make the room more bright and airy.~By having open shelves in the wall, you can properly take the advantage of the wall space. You can store your books, CDs and other stuff in these. Moreover, open shelves don’t give a claustrophobic feeling which can arise because of too many closets in the room.Even though small bedrooms pose a makeover challenge, it’s not that difficult to create an impression of open space. Apply these tips and change your room from being cluttered to cozy, from erratic to elegant and from small to spacious.