Category Archives: Living Room Decorating Ideas
The walls are the most exposed surfaces of our houses, and the way we decorate them can say a lot about our taste, personal choice, lifestyle, etc., besides affecting our mood, and adding to the overall ambiance of the room. They are surely pleasing to the eyes. So if your walls are bare, and in need of some tender lovin’ care, here are a few wall art ideas for your living room, that may inspire you to change the look of your room, by giving your wall some character and personality! Go ahead and explore, and then set free your imagination and creativity, which will breathe life into your drab and lifeless walls.
Metal Wall Hangings and Murals
Murals are a beautiful way to decorate walls. There are designs, colors, and you can personalize them to suit your taste. You can make murals of people or of objects or even get a mural of a family picture. That would be an absolute delight for your eyes! Metal wall hangings are the easiest and non-messiest way to decorate your walls, and they come in a variety of styles, so you never have to worry about not finding something that will go with your decor. They can be small or big, and you can pick a few big as well as small ones, and see what patterns you can make out of them. They require no maintenance, unlike the vases that are mentioned below, and can look quite ostentatious, if that’s what you like. Regular weekly dusting, and you’re done. No chance of them breaking if they fall either.
Vases on Walls
Vases on the walls are an amazing way to bring some greenery inside your house, without cluttering your floor. They look great, and you can try putting in different flowers like button roses, which come in many vibrant colors. You can also mix and match the shades to either go with your wall paint or contrast with it. Like, maybe if you have a wall that is yellow, you can have red button roses to create a nice contrast – red against yellow – or the exact opposite. There are no restrictions to your creativity here, and you can try clay pots, or glass or plastic pots, in a holder, hung individually, or in a small group, with real flowering plants or plastic ones, or simply put up stark white vases in a group against some darkly painted background. Although traditionally used on outdoor walls, they look great against a textured living room wall. Try new things, and you may end up with an unexpected but beautiful result!
Unique Plate Hangings
Got plates, old china that you don’t want to use anymore? Here is one cool living room wall art idea that will take care of all your old plates. Just put them up on your walls as shown alongside! Easy and quite useful. You don’t even need to have matching plates. Gather all the plates that are left from old sets that you either don’t use, or if only one plate is left after all the rest have broken. In fact, this is one place where mixing and matching will probably yield the best results! A great idea to liven up a dull wall with variety and color. Try light colored plates against a dark background and vice-versa, and enjoy the effects…
Photographs, instant shots, frames, etc., are a great way to add some color and spruce up your wall. If you put up pictures of your family, kids, spouse, parents, etc., it will add that extra personal touch and warmth to the wall. You can use any sort of frames, as almost all of them will look nice. You could also try some unique frames like the ones made with stones or pebbles as shown in the last picture above! Looks very pretty and is really easy to put together. Just find colored stones and fix them on your walls with a suitable adhesive, and voila, you have a really pretty stone frame ready! Just make sure that your frame matches the rest of your home decor, and doesn’t break the uniformity of your style. What I mean is, the frames in the first picture above will go well with contemporary furniture and decor, while the frames in the third picture will be better suited for traditional / rustic / vintage home decor. The stone frame will go well with an exposed brick wall with a small patch, painted brightly at the center of the wall, for the frame.
Abstracts/ Appliques/ Canvas
Appliques, although in more suitable designs and pictures, are a great way to give your wall a little something. Having part of the wall painted with abstract designs, or landscapes with a mirror on the opposite wall, work really well in making your wall stand out. Canvas paintings have always added warmth to a drab and monotonous wall, and if you get a big canvas with warm colors, it will immediately affect the entire room, and make it warm and cheerful. This is a perfect way to change the feel of a room, without making any major changes. Abstract wall art will gel really well with contemporary and minimalist styles of home decor, while warm canvasses will gel well with the country style home decor, especially if you have a nice fireplace in your living room. There are many canvas wall art ideas that you can explore, as well as some unusual paper mache, and metal wall art ideas that you can try.
Contemporary Wall Art
Contemporary wall art encompasses the contemporary, unique styles of decorating your walls. A little deviant from the normal styles, these are for the experimenters, and can really make a wall stand out if done tastefully. The statue shown in the picture above is just an example, but that is not really suitable for a living room wall. I’ve added the picture to give you an idea about wall sculptures. You could try out different and pleasant sculptures, maybe a little along the lines of modern art, to give your wall a little something. Maybe you could add a wood window frame if you think your wall is looking small, and then add a canvas of some pleasing scenery to get the effect of staring out of the window, when actually there is none! It’s a great way to make your wall look bigger, and to make your room look more spacious, much like a mirror would do. Another brilliant idea is to make a colorful pebble collage, like the one shown in the second picture. This will make your wall look really beautiful without burning a hole in your pocket. You can make it yourself, and try different themes for the collage. A pretty unique way of decorating your wall. Alternately, you could put up small figurines/ statues on your walls, like shown in the third picture. My aunt is really good at decorating walls, and she put up a few on her wall, of dancing ballerinas, and the effect is gorgeous!
I hope the ideas presented in this article have inspired you to do something to break the monotony of the walls in your living room. These are just a few ideas. You can come up with many other unique ideas, and try them out on your walls. Get going, and give your walls the much-needed makeover!
These three simple and easy living room decorating ideas will help you create pleasing color schemes, a cozy furniture arrangement and stylish home décor in a room where friends and family can gather and feel like they’re part of a community.
#1: Living Room Color Schemes
Paint color schemes work best when they complement the size, the design style and the mood you want to create in the room.
While a large area allows you to decorate with many colors, it’s best to use similar colors on the walls and furnishings in a small room. With less contrast between the furniture and wall color, the furniture blends into the background and the room appears larger.
Often paint colors are associated with particular design styles. Modern furniture looks good in rooms painted white, beige, gray, sage and other neutral colors. Country style rooms feel homey when painted in colors named for things found in nature such as wheat, grass, sky and apple.
Sophisticated, upscale rooms have walls painted with colors toned down by mixing them with gray. These muted colors are suited for quiet, conservative and restful rooms. Bright, tropical colors are fun, casual and youthful. They work well in areas where you want to encourage lots of activity.
#2: Living Room Furniture Ideas
Furniture stores make it easy for you to visualize how furniture will fit in your room. Living room sets displayed on the showroom floor give you decorating ideas for how to pair wall colors with home furnishings. Decorating pictures can provide additional inspiration and room design ideas.
Create a cozy conversation area by placing seating so people are facing each other from a comfortable distance. There’s nothing more annoying than having to twist and turn to see who is talking to you or having someone so far away that you’re shouting to be heard.
It’s easy to create a private spot by placing a lounge chair, a window seat, or a desk in a corner. Try to place the furniture near a window where you can soak up the sun during the day or gaze at the stars at night.
#3: Living Room Décor
Home décor items are like the icing on the cake. They make an ordinary room come alive with personality.
Adding a lamp, a throw, scented candles or a few special accessories completes a cozy get away space within your living room.
Less is more in a small room. Limiting the number of home decor items to a few larger pieces makes a dramatic statement while lots of little accessories often make a small space look even smaller.
One of the most popular rooms in any home is the living room, and the furniture is an important aspect of making the place modern, elegant and homey at the same time. Every home has a different set of furniture and this is because people are free in their creativity to furnish their rooms any way they like. Here are some tips and ideas to use your living room furniture the best way to achieve the look you want in the space.
First of all, make sure that you have all the items in the room in a set of odd numbers. If you have pillows on the coach, have either 3 or 5. If you have a coffee table in the room, arrange three nice candlesticks or add a beautiful flower vase with fresh blooming flowers in it. Of course for chairs you can add pairs, but don’t overdo what you have in the room in pairs.
Depending on the style you want to create in your living room, avoid having too many different types of furniture and items in it. For example if you want a classic and traditional style, then avoid any art deco or rustic elements in it as they will look out of place. If you are after a futuristic look, then old sconces will not look the part in the room.
Have several furniture pieces scattered throughout the room, but avoid having them too near to each other. Cluttering and overcrowding the room with furniture will not serve you well.
Just because you might have a particular style in mind, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make your living room cozy by placing a few small items that enhance the decor of the place. Add some wall decorations and a few knickknacks that will make the room looked lived in and homey. Look at your room with fresh eyes and see what is missing from the modern look you want to achieve. Modern can be actually any style as long as it is fresh, cozy and homey looking, as well as elegant.
Every inch counts when decorating small spaces! Here is an assortment of small room and small space home decorating ideas to use today.
* A favorite home decorating idea is using a hutch that tucks perfectly into a corner to display dishes or collectibles such as teacups and teapots. It also provides additional storage for table linens.
*Even if your guest bedroom has limited closet space, adding an old kitchen cupboard to the room will solve the storage challenge. It holds extra blankets and linens and offers ample space for storing your guest’s supplies such as towels, wash cloths, and scented soaps. It can also provide a place for guests to stow away their personal items to keep the room looking neat.
*What about a good night’s sleep in a small bedroom? The size of the room is far less significant than the mood of the room. A small bedroom gives a feeling of coziness and security. By painting a second-hand dresser a color similar to the bedroom walls, the dresser blends in and the room appears larger–a home decorating idea that can be used in any room.
*Wicker furniture is versatile as well as enduring and works just as well indoors as outdoors. For small-space or budget decorating, wicker chairs may be the answer to your decorating dilemma. Wicker baskets are also wonderful additions to any room to help organize clutter. They can be found in an infinite number of designs and sizes; their versatility makes them a “must” for any home.
*Furniture in a small room needs to offer flexibility. Upholstered chairs in the living room can sit alone or slide together to make a love seat. A stack of cushions works well as a footrest. A coffee table can be a “hard worker” by choosing one that has shelves to hold magazines or books. A coffee table that has a lid that opens is another great storage solution for decorating small spaces.
*If you like collectibles but have very little room to display them, consider collecting buttons–they take up very little room (although you may end up collecting a lot of them) and are perfect for displaying in small decorative dishes. They become a conversation piece when entertaining guests.
Cheap living room decorating ideas are being searched by many people. Living room is the room that you must decorate first, because in this room all member of your family will be in here much time. In this room, guest can see and interpret your home. Maybe some people thing that decorate living room will spend much money. But I think it is not right. Without spending much money, you can decorate your home using some ways.
First thing you have to think is about budget. Make a list of you need to decorate for the room. Consider these tricks and apply them in it. Here are some tips that you can use, and you will see they will not make you spend much money for it.
Consider about the color and paint in the room. Commonly people use white wall to color. Another choice, you can discus with your family members. Consider that the color must set to your mood. Now think about yours, which color you like and which color you will use for it.
Then picture, sconces or mirror can be added on the wall of your living room. You can add the nice picture or painting behind your sofa if your sofas are in the opposite of door. Putting picture on the wall will make your home more interesting, because it act as a focal point of the room.
The last step is adding more inexpensive things or accessories in it like an artwork lamps flower and etc. You have to spruce up periodically in order to make it look nice. These are some tips that can be use to decorate your it with inexpensive budget.