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 Bathroom Makeover Ideas

Mirrors for a small bathroom makeover

Small bathrooms have more than one reason to put you off. So before you opt for remodeling them, there are certain factors that you need to take into account. The average dimensions of a small bathroom (including a shower space, toilet and sink) are generally 8 x 6 feet. So if you don’t want to get a feeling of making a quick exit the moment you enter, you need to choose the right colors for your bathroom. Also, paying great attention to the details, including the floor, should also rank high on your priority list. These tricks will impart a spacious, clean and at the same time, sophisticated look to your bath area.

Color Me Pretty
Choose the right color for your bathroom. Remember the general rule, dark shades give a smaller look to the room, whereas light colors create an illusion of space. So, if you have a small bathroom, you can choose a color from a wide range of pastels, neutral shades or whites. Light colors not only make a room look open and spacious, but also make it look serene. If it is a girl’s bathroom, shades of pink always work. On the other hand, blue can be a dependable option for a boy’s bathroom.
What’s on the Floor?
What is on the floor matters as much as what goes on the walls and ceiling. Make sure that your flooring coordinates with your walls and ceiling. In addition to that, keep it light colored, as a light tinge adds to the overall spaciousness of the bathroom. Also, opt for large tiles as small tiles can break the visual space of the area. If you feel the need of adding some color element to your bathroom, then go for a rug which offers a splash of color. A rug of any size helps with the visual aspects. At the same time, it does not act as an obstruction.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors create an illusion of space. The reason being, more light is reflected with mirrors which makes a room look larger naturally. If possible, cover an unused wall of your bathroom with mirrors, this will automatically make it look bigger. You can either go for one huge mirror or a combination of various small ones, giving it an arty look. If there is enough space for two mirrors, you could put two of them on the opposite walls of the bathroom, thus creating an illusion that your bathroom is endless. Before putting up a mirror, keep in mind the object that it is going to reflect. If it is reflecting a cabinet, it will not be as visually appealing as a mirror across a window would look.
Brighten Up
If you are on a budget, a great way to brighten up any room is to add lights; choose between white light or yellow light. White light will lend more brightness to your bathroom, whereas yellow lights will give it a striking effect. Switching to CFL bulbs or vanity lighting is also a good option where you can go for a brighter light and save some money by conserving energy.
Depending on how much your bathroom is illuminated by natural light, consider using monochromatic light as hues of the same color will give a larger appearance to your bathroom. You can always consider fixing lights above or below the sink, for giving it an elegant effect. Whichever form of lighting you choose, make sure all the corners of the bathroom are lit; dark corners will only make it look smaller. Save space by installing ceiling lights or wall mounted lights. If your bathroom has glass windows, replace the beveled or opaque glass with float glass to make a dramatic statement.
Opt for Subtlety
Do away with large structures in the bathroom like a vanity cabinet under the sink. This not only takes large space, but also makes the room look small. Instead, get a pretty and delicate pedestal or wall-mountable sink that allows for more room. If storage space is an absolute necessity, you can get rid of the pedestal sink and use the space below the wall-mountable sink as storage area. Also, think of having small shelves installed on the wall or have them set up in one of the corners. Generally, the space above a door is vacant. Consider installing a small cabinet over it for extra storage space without invading elbow room.