A Quick Guide to Redecorating Your Living Room
When was the last time you redecorated and made over your living room? If you cannot think how long ago it was, then the answer is probably too scary to even dwell on! You spend a lot of time as a family in your living room, and you want to ensure that the space is warm, welcoming and friendly, while still being functional. Your living room may double up as a make-shift playroom in the day for your children, but, by night you want it to be a little bit more sophisticated. After all, you want your living room to be a place where you can go to relax and wind down. So, where do you start to create this little piece of heaven, and what do you need to do first? This guide will take you through what you need to do.
Have a Colour Scheme in Mind
Getting a colour scheme together early on in your project will allow you to iron out all of the finer details, which you might have previously overlooked. The colour of your living room says a lot about you, your personality, and the way that you live, so if you have always stuck for more neutral and quite bland colour schemes, then why not liven things up a little bit? Add a splash of colour by adding a feature wall, or add a wallpaper that grabs your attention.
Handmade and Bespoke To Personalise Your Room
Once you have decided what colour scheme you want to go with, you next need to start looking at furniture and soft furnishings. Layering fabrics and materials will leave your living room feeling comfortable and stylish, and bespoke furniture that is handmade can give your room personality and make it feel and look like it is straight out of the pages of one of your magazines. When you look to implement homemade furniture in your home, you need to decide roughly what you want your furniture to look like and how you want your finished room to look. Having an idea about the style and size of furniture will allow you to plan the room to perfectly suit you and your growing family.
Plenty of Storage to Hide and Disguise Kids Toys
Kids love toys, but do the toys they love have to be so bright, so garish, and so in your face? When you relax in the evening, in your newly decorated living room, the last thing you want to see is piles of toys. So, to ensure the clutter and piles of toys are hidden, you need to look at clever and possibly even integrated storage solutions that will ensure you can maintain order and a sense of calm.
Visit DIY and Home Décor Shops for Inspiration
If you are struggling to put a colour scheme together, or you just feel that you are losing the will when deciding between 20 hues of blue that begin to look the same after a while, then why not get out to your local shops? Visiting home décor shops and even DIY shops can give you some ideas and inspiration. You may not be able to put together a whole room from your visits, but you will get ideas, which you can work with and build on from.