Decorating Your Living Room Effectively

The living room is at the heart of the home, so it is important you make this a space where you can relax, unwind and spend time with family and friends.  Here are some ideas to help you turn this sometimes overwhelming task into a rewarding activity.

The use of the room is one of the key factors, and will help you to decide the sort of furnishings and colours to choose.  Think of practical uses as well as the way the room looks – how you use the room makes a big difference to how you’ll decorate it!  If you want a TV in the room, you need to choose where to place it prior to decorating – put it somewhere where it will not be affected by glare from any windows!

Having a colour scheme in mind is helpful when choosing furniture.  Warm tones like yellows, greens and oranges can create a welcoming environment whereas a modern or contemporary styles could go with more neutral tones like grey, brown and beige.