Your living room is the room in your house where most of the living takes place.
It’s the space where your family gathers to watch television, read, and generally unwind and relax after a busy day.
It may be the room where company gathers during parties and holidays. You may be struggling to come up with decorating ideas for it, and you worry that your budget isn’t big enough to do the job justice.
With a little planning, creativity, and ingenuity, your living room can be a relaxing environment. Where you can unwind or entertain with comfort and ease. Consider pulling pieces you have in other rooms into your living room to use.
A short, double-sided dresser can easily become a buffet when a table runner and an arrangement of candles or a colorful flower centerpiece is placed on top. Use your furniture arrangement to define functional areas.
Strategically placed floor rugs, lamps and furniture can create zones in your home. You can arrange your seating to take advantage of a focal point, such as a television, picture window or a fireplace. You can also find affordable component pieces that combine functional storage with fashionable decorating lines.
Tables with drawers and shelves add valuable storage, and a simple desk doubles for homework, household management, bill paying and filing.
When accessorising your room, remember less is more.
Choose neutral colors and accent with colorful textured throws, rugs, and other decorative and artistic elements. Keep the balance of your room in perspective. You don’t want to overwhelm a small room with large, bold pieces, nor do you want to place smaller, neutral pieces in a large room where they’ll get lost.
If you’re working with used furniture, try distracting from worn upholstery or a faded finish by using colorful toss pillows or table runners. Bright curtains can distract from a faded carpet and breathe new life into an old room.
Adding scented candles to a room is a great way to introduce balance and harmony to the space and to trigger a specific emotional response. Scent and aromas are known to have a positive effect on the flow of energy in the home. As with all Feng Shui, follow your intuition. Find a moment’s peace to see what you’re instinctively drawn towards. Often, we gravitate towards the things we are missing in pursuit of balance. Most importantly – have fun and be intentional!