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10 Things you Should Know Before Decorating your Living Room

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Decorating your living room is a good idea. It will save you money and give you significant knowledge about interior designing. Also, you can do it as a pass time or a hobby. But, then things could also go wrong and you could make a fool out of yourself. Therefore, it is always better and recommendable to get your hands full with some ideas about how to go on with decorating your living room. So, here are a few things to know before you take the plunge to decorate your living room.

1. It is always advisable to set off with a plan in your mind and a generic outlook of what your living room should be like. It does mean that you should know every head and tail in advance but a general idea will add the icing on the cake. It will help you during the decoration. As behind every successful project, there is a strategy and a plan, same should be applied here.

2. You should do a lot of research work before deciding on the look of your room. Just go through some magazines or catalogues, or better you can surf on Freshome and search for the designs, colors or styles you are longing for. Just tear the page of the design which you like and keep it aside for future reference. After you get a collection of different designs, try to choose those designs which catch your interests and ideas the most. I agree that a lot of confusion will also prevail but you should be able to think and act fast and come to the conclusion as confusion will eat your time and take you nowhere. Also, once decided, you should not regret. So, you should also decide carefully and be firm by sticking to the decision.

3.Lighting plays a significant role in the success of your decoration. It does create a good ambience. It adds to the shine and glitter of the room, also making our moods shine and glitter. It can spur our senses and raise our oxytocin levels which are responsible for emotional joy. Also, scented candles can bring in an additional spark to the room.

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4. Choosing the right furniture is as essential as oxygen is for our body. After choosing, placing the furniture in a proper way is also equally important. Mostly, you should not place the furniture lined up against the wall. Your room will be looking smaller by this kind of arrangement. If you want more tips on how to make a room bigger check our article.

5. Another thing important is making use of the right curtains. Your efforts may seem like a flash in the pan if the curtains are not proper. Mostly, choose the curtains which match he color of the furniture. So, do not lose it all in the last minute just because of one silly mistake.

6. Adding to the most important things, flooring is also another thing that should be kept in mind. It is essential for furnishing. The coverings of the floor can be tiles, carpet or wood. You should see to it that it should be of a similar color or a darker shade than the walls.

7. There should be proper amount of free space for the functioning of daily activities, for e.g. walking. Else, the room will appear like a furniture shop.

8. Any cool accessories could add a zing to your room. You could pick up some pieces from craft shows and flea markets. Mostly, accessories should be artifacts, goodies or some items that you treasure.

9. One could use plants, flora or trees to provide a kind of natural beauty to the atmosphere of the room. It will also fill in the empty spaces, and if you are not convinced yet about the importance of plants in your home check this article.

10. Some interesting paintings can really bring in a wave of deftness to your room. It acts as a style to your room.

Finnaly if you would like to add other tips you can post a comment to this post, and share your oppinion with others.

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10 responses to “10 Things you Should Know Before Decorating your Living Room” - Add yours!

  1. February 26, 2008

    Great list for new homebuyers when they start out to decorate their new home! Thanks for sharing!

  2. March 6, 2008

    This is very nice. I would add the following: As a general rule in designing colors for interiors, it is prudent to use the stronger or most dominant colors in the smallest amounts. When stronger colors are used in smaller amounts they function as accents and serve to enliven the more muted or neutral colors. This principle can be applied to an interior to highlight the most important areas of the space.

  3. Fernanda said:
    May 4, 2008

    I loved all of this ideas, but I am having difficulties on how to arrange my furniture around and I don’t know witch accessories to get. My living room is too big! If I send you a picture can you help me?

  4. olyn said:
    November 12, 2008

    I really loves the idea! It gives me alot of idea..thanks.But can u giv me a suggest if it realy match if i paint my bedroom wall with country green coz my theme is urban country, but my tile floor is green in color and full it ok?ZDo it look mess.

  5. topmaxtech said:
    April 30, 2009

    I loved all of this ideas


  6. Gladys said:
    August 2, 2009


    I love your site it is simple and full of lovely ideas that we take for granted.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us, and not charging anything. You have changed my decorating life. I have recommended my friends to join in and learn the tips from you.

    God bless you always

  7. honeybird said:
    August 6, 2009

    it’s just WOW i like the first living room and i’m gonna do this in my new house ..:)

  8. gladys said:
    August 29, 2009

    thank you for your site i live in a small apartment and want to make it look light and bigger as i have sad and fall is on its way thank you sc much

  9. zuchamo yanthan said:
    October 5, 2009

    Thanks for the lovely tips on creating impressive interior house design. The article was very informative and quite practical. Thanks once again.

  10. November 11, 2009

    Very useful ideas, I am completely agree. Thank u

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