7 steps to decorate the living room


Adhering to a reasonable process, you will complete the living room space properly without having to spend too much time editing.

Step 1: Measure the space

Before making any major decisions about the layout of a living space, know exactly how large it is. The right measurements will help you choose the correct size rugs, furniture and curtains. You will save a lot of time and money exchanging items that do not fit.

Step 2: Determine the need to use

Get a full understanding of how you want to use the space before you begin. For example, if you want to use your living room primarily for chatting and reading, create an intimate space for chatting and a small reading nook by the window.

If your family has young children, you should choose a wooden or glass coffee table, choose a wall lamp instead of a floor lamp, to avoid danger to children.

You can set up clusters of spaces in the living room depending on your needs. Photo: M. Lavender Interiors

Step 3: Focus on one style

Do you feel the vibe before the space in a rustic or romantic style? Of course, you may be overwhelmed by too many attractive styles. It is not necessary to choose a model image to follow exactly, but determining the dominant design style is extremely important. You can search for 10 specific style-inspired images and gradually narrow down your choices to furniture and decorations.

Step 4: Check the alignment of the items

Before you shop, collect pictures of the pieces you plan to put in the space. Put them near each other and think about the connection between them. You’ll probably find you’ve made some basic mistakes, such as too many items with the same footwork, or that the carpeting and curtains are too fussy and distracting. It’s still not too late to change.

Step 5: Shopping

Since living room furniture is quite expensive, you may want to buy it gradually instead of buying it all at once. If you’re not sure what to buy first, start with large pieces to create a background for the room, such as a sofa, coffee table, and rug, and work your way up from there.

Always invest in the best sofa set you can afford at the time. We spend a lot of time in the living room, especially on the sofa, so make sure it is the most comfortable sofa. You will not regret it.

Step 6: Decorate the walls

Sofa pillows, decorative items and wall art always play an important role as the next layer of decoration for a space. Filling in the gaps on the walls also makes it easier for you to express your personality. You can choose a large picture, or many small paintings next to each other, or a mirror that reflects sunlight to “expand” the room.

The walls allow you to be creative.  Photo: Kim Armstrong Design

The walls allow you to be creative. Photo: Kim Armstrong Design

Step 7: Add trees

Plants will add the finishing touch to any living room. If your budget is tight or you are renting and don’t want to invest a lot of money in decoration, buy a few potted plants to put in suitable corners of the house. Green plants add vitality and freshness to the space extremely effectively.

Bao Chi (According to The Spruce)

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