Are you one of those people who has a neutral looking living space? Is every variation of beige on display? While this sort of decoration works when trying to sell your property, does it express your personality? If you are in your home for the long term, why not add a touch of you to the decoration? It’s important that your home is an expression of who you are as a person and also what your family is all about. With that in mind, I thought it would be a great time to offer some tips and advice on how you can add some personality to your living room.
Reflect on the space you have to work with
One of the first things you should consider when decorating a room is how much space you have to work with. You need to figure out whether you have a big room or something that needs work. Smaller rooms, for example, won’t lend itself well to dark colours. It might close the room in further. Establishing what you have to work with will help you decide on your theme or colour scheme.
Go crazy with colour
It’s important to choose colours that lend themselves to the size of the room. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go a little crazy with your colour palette. Choose colours that express your personality. If you want something bold, then opt for a feature wall and choose other colours that will compliment your main wall. It is a great way to add a bright colour without overdoing it in the whole room. Then you could use accessories to pick up the different tones. There are great resources online from websites like www.sitepoint.com that could help you.
Add statement pieces of furniture
One of the big ways you can add personality to any room is your choice of furniture. With the living room areas, there is a fine line between choosing something unique, and something that is comfortable. At the end of the day, you want to be able to relax in your living space and not feel like you in some show house of art exhibition. There are some great pieces online on websites like LoveTheSign.com. Finding that right balance is key, but it could totally transform your living space from dull to fantastic.
Consider your flooring options carefully
Let’s face it; your flooring covers a lot of surface area. So it’s essential to choose the right flooring to compliment the room. Wooden flooring is durable and modern and is fast becoming the choice of flooring in many homes today. Carpet is seen as a little old fashioned. However, it still has that element of comfort and style, especially as you don’t need to stick with something boring anymore. A lot of carpet providers offer amazing designs that could make the flooring stand out. Again, it all depends on the size of the room and how often you use it. So make a decision that will work well with your lifestyle.
I hope this has inspired you to add some personality to your living room. Don’t forget, once you cover all the basics, adding little touches like photographs can make the room much more personal to you.