Americans care a lot about how their living rooms look and feel. It has been estimated that the typical person in the United States is willing to spend at least $2,200 when they are redecorating their living room spaces. Sixty percent of respondents to a survey, conducted by Furniture Today, said that they position all of their living room furniture around their sofa.
No matter if you are looking at living room furniture, bedroom furniture, or dining room furniture, these pieces are often some of the most expensive purchases people will make. After buying a house, a car, or a truck, spending on furniture items is next on the list. Because so much of our lives are spent in the kitchen and living room, it makes sense that people care more about the furnishings in the kitchen and the living room furniture sets that are selected. When we are thinking about the best ways to decorate our homes, it is important to consider what we use the different rooms in our homes for. For people who entertain a lot, that is an important thing to think about when designing a living room space. These tips can help anyone get the look they want for their living room.
1. Pay more attention to the way you arrange your living room furniture.andnbsp;
There are a lot of people out there who think there is only one way to do this. Many people will just line up all of their living room furniture around the perimeter of the room. If you have a smaller space, that may be your only option. In cases where there is more room available, more thought needs to go into this. Look at your focal point.
For a lot of living rooms, this is the television set but it does not have to be. If you have a fireplace or some other feature, perhaps there is a great view from your living room, you need to arrange your furniture items around that. The most common living room items are a couch, some chairs or a loveseat, coffee and end tables. These should be arranged in a way that they face the focal point of the room.
When you are placing your items, you should not crowd the room. There still needs to be enough space for people to walk between your chairs, tables, and sofa in a comfortable manner. The last thing you need is for your friends and family to trip over your furniture.
2. Get the right accessories.
The right accessories for your space depend a lot on how much room you have in it. It is always a good idea to add your own style and tastes to the places where you spend the most time. When you are looking at how to put together your living room space, take some time to declutter the space at the same time. Most people have stuff lying around the house that they just have not gotten around to putting away.
Find artwork, photos in fun frames, or the fun “knick knacks” you have bought in your travels. These make your space reflect the personalities of the people who live in the home.
3. Get the right light fixtures.
There is a reason lighting designers win Oscars. The right lighting can change the way a space looks and feels. How much you have in the way of natural light from windows and skylights will have an impact on the kind of lighting you will want to put in your living room.
Having light that can be changed, for example with dimmers, can be a good thing if you want to use your living rooms for different activities. Maybe you want the lights bright for game night but dim when your family wants to watch a movie.
4. Never forget about the floor.
If you have hardwood floors, area rugs can do a lot for a space. Even if you have wall to wall carpeting, some nice area rugs with vibrant colors and patterns can change the look and feel of a room.
These tips can help make your living really room stand out.