If there’s one area in your home that should be completely designed according to your needs and wishes, it’s the living room! Considering it’s the place where you spend most of your time relaxing, reading and watching TV whether alone or with your loved ones, there is no room for compromise. So, how can you get a living room that offers the utmost comfort and functionality? With the help of these 5 simple steps!
Get a Soft Natural Rug for Comfort Underfoot
Along with the other elements, the right rug can tie the room together, making it feel like the perfect whole. If want to make your living room feel warm, defined and compact, try decorating with rugs. But not just any rugs you come across, though.
Natural wool rugs are what you should focus your search on. The fact that most natural rugs are hand-crafted by artisan rug makers using a high-quality wool and cotton blend makes them a durable addition. What’s more, you’d also get unmatched comfort since wool rugs are very soft to the touch because the natural fibres give them a plush texture that is comfortable for walking and sitting alike.
When it comes to style, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Wool allows for the creation of all sorts of rug styles from rustic to oriental, contemporary and coastal. If you have a minimalist or Scandi-inspired living room, you can find lovely natural rugs in pastel and earthy tones with a variety of simplistic patterns. If on another hand you want something more special and eye-catching, you can pick an ornamental floor area rug that represents the perfect mix of exotic vibes and a nomadic lifestyle. One might say that the rug itself is a work of art.
Some of the rugs also have a woven, braided or chunky construction. Seeing the intricate craftsmanship of a wool rug, one might say that the rug itself is a work of art. And while natural rugs can often be found within an affordable price range, they will significantly increase the value of your home.
No Living Room Is Complete Without a Coffee Table
Coffee tables are a synonym of living room functionality. You can place drinks on them, put your feet up to relax, or decorate them with scented candles, magazines, books, flowers and so much more. And in addition to their functionality, they also look amazing. You can find a coffee table that is as simple as it gets or a get one that looks like it’s straight from a museum.
The wide range of colours and designs available make it very easy for you to find your ideal coffee table that will match the rest of the living room decor. And again, you can pick a coffee table that will blend in or one that will stand out. It all depends on your taste really, and what you want to create out of your living room space.
A Mini Library Makes the Perfect Decor
If you’re a bookworm or just someone that loves the vibe that home libraries bring, install one in your living room. Even if your space is small, you can find a bookshelf that will fit perfectly and bring a homey feel to space and the house too. As the saying goes – a house without books is like a room without windows.
For better functionality and to save some floor-space, instead of a bookshelf you can install floating or built-in shelves. That way you save up space while at the same time making the room look modern and edgy. You can further accessorize the shelves by placing different types of objects among the books. You can place candles, framed photos and plants. Also, bookshelves can be the perfect place for your art pieces. The more personaliz=sed your bookshelves are, the better and more intriguing they’ll look.
Get as Many Pillows as Possible
Nothing speaks style more than a bunch of decorative pillows casually arranged on your sofa, chairs and floor. First and most important, pillows provide you with much-needed comfort and support your back, neck and shoulders while you’re sitting or lying down. But they can also be the piece of accessory that makes the room look aesthetic.
Throw pillows come in many colours and designs and can be made from a wide range of textiles like silk, leather or faux leather, cotton, linen and velvet. You can find the perfect colour and design to match the rest of your living room accessories. Throw pillows also vary when it comes to shape and size. You can find standard square throw pillows, round and triangular and pillows in the shape of a heart, star or moon. There isn’t a limitation.
For a better visual appeal you can choose throw pillows in strong contrasting colours and texture in order to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Throw pillows are the perfect accessory that will tie everything up in the room.
Bring Some Nature In
Plants can significantly improve the ambience and air quality in your house. Incorporating plants in your living room decor is a great idea especially if you’re someone that loves nature and greenery. You can pick plants that are low-maintenance and you can place them alongside the books on your living room bookshelf that I mentioned previously.
Green is the colour of peace and safety. It symbolises nature, good luck and health. A room decorated with plants and greenery has a calming effect on people. For your living room, you can get an aloe plant that requires very little maintenance but has plenty of health benefits. You can also get the snake plant with green and yellow thick and waxy leaves that looks amazing as an accessory. And if you want to add a pop of colour try with the peace lily that has gentle white flowers or coloured cactuses.