Do you want to change something in your living room, but don't know how to do it? With these tips you can turn it into a cozy place that meets all your needs.
Decorating your living room is not that easy. How do you make it look bigger? How big should a rug be? Round or square table? With these 8 tips you can make your living room the nicest place in the house.
1. Make your living room look bigger
The most important thing for an optically larger room are the colors you use. An all black room gives a much less spacious feeling than a room in light colors. Go for (off) white, light pink and other natural shades. Stay away from dark colors like black, brown or dark green.
2. This is how you choose the right colors for your living room
The color of your interior has a huge impact on the atmosphere. Think carefully about the atmosphere you want to create and base your choice of color on that. For example, generally keep the colors in the living room calm, but choose an accent color that will show up on a small wall and in accessories. This way you keep the living room in balance and still add some color! It is also super fun to combine or mix different color combinations. This way you can make your living room your own!
3. The corner sofa versus a straight sofa
Whether you should go for a corner sofa or a straight sofa depends on the size of your living room. Do you have a spacious living room? Then a corner sofa fits well in the room, because you fill the space a bit.
In a somewhat smaller living room, a corner sofa can quickly make the room look full and a 2.5-seater sofa fits better into the whole. Do you still want to lose your legs and do you have too little space with a 2.5 seater? Then a large ottoman can be a solution. You can lose your legs on it in the evening and your visitors can also enjoy a cup of coffee on it. You can easily move it around the room and fill less than a second sofa.
4. This is how you ensure one whole
Perhaps the most important tip: ensure consistency in the use of color. If you find color exciting, go for a dark floor in combination with light walls or vice versa.
Tip: it is smart to think carefully about the basics. Which way do you want to go, what do you like and does it match well? For example, make a mood board with colors, floor samples and fabrics that you like and put them together. If it fits and if you like it, stick to this. As soon as you deviate from your chosen colors, you quickly lose the unity in the space. If certain colors are cursed together, you will immediately see this and you can make other choices!
5. The ideal rug & carpets
The size of the rug largely depends on the location. Do you only want your rug under the coffee table? Then a rug & carpet of 80x150 cm is often sufficient. Do you have a super large living room or a wonderfully spacious sofa? Then you can certainly go for a nice large carpet online! Then partially place these under the sofa and then out into the room, they involve both elements together and that ensures cohesion.
6. Round vs Rectangular Dining Table
Which dining table fits best in your living room depends on the size of the room and the number of family members. A rectangular dining table often takes up a bit more space, but is super handy if you want to have a drink or dinner with many friends and family. A round dining table is perfect for smaller spaces. A round table adds softness to the room. If you have a small, square or rectangular space, a round table looks softer and less crowded.
7. This is how you choose the right window decoration
Different rooms need different window treatments. In the bedroom you often opt for window decoration that has a blackout effect, but in the living area you do not need that blackout effect. You probably just want to block a view there.
If you have a draft in your house, you can opt for lined curtains. This way you can match curtains to your home. Also consider a combination of roman blinds and curtains. Or tight blinds to block out the sunlight and warm, smoothly falling curtains for the atmosphere in your home. With some attention and a good plan you can make everything fit in well with the space.
8. This is how you create more storage space
The best tip for more storage space: use your furniture! For example, consider a coffee table or ottoman with hidden storage space. You don't see anything and you have more space again. Vertical storage always works well, nice height with all that stuff!