A living room is usually the first area every homeowner tackles when renovating or refurbishing. It is the first thing anyone sees when entering the home and hence, is essentially the most important area to work upon. Of course, there are high stakes involved and a wrong design choice can break the entire look; but with a few obvious basics, you can have that dreamy living area that compels you to stay and relax in.

Here are some tips to guide in designing and decorating your living room to make it look harmonious and act completely functional –

  1. Floor Layout is the Key

To avoid having a space that doesn’t rhyme with the rest of your home and serves no reason for your family, you need to sit and plan well. Take into account your lifestyle and daily activities to develop a layout that supports it. Whether it is a flat screen, television design, or furniture – just consider the reality of your needs.

  1. Invest in the Right Furniture

Irrespective of you starting the design process from scratch or merely updating the things; you must be clear and honest about the purpose of different pieces of furniture you have in your space. You need to see f what is working and what not and keep only those that are a natural fit to the living room and suits your style as well.

  1. Pick an Appropriate Color Palette

Depending upon the kind of look – monochromatic, contemporary, or modern you wish to achieve, you can choose from a wide range of color schemes. Just make sure it cultivates a seamless and attractive aesthetic and does not look out of the place. Once finalized, you can add different pieces of decorations and accessories to create harmony.

  1. Bring in Some Carpets and Rugs

We all know that carpets and rugs can make any living room a hundred times better and of course – super luxe! But, at the same time, they can become a trouble spot if not chosen in the right texture, color, or size. That is especially the case with the area rugs which are if small can make your living room disjointed. So, know the best size and experience the huge amount of difference it makes.

  1. Accentuate with Glass Table Tops

A centre table is essential to weave together all the other elements of the living room, especially a coffee table with a glass top. Keeping it amidst the living room as a focal point is a great way to create a balanced and elegant look. However, one thing to assure is that it is a premium quality glass and is resistant to scratches, spills, and stains.

  1. Add Definition with Lighting

To get your living room makeover right, I suggest blending accent and task lighting with natural light. Use lamps, sconces, overhead fixtures, and pendant lights in a combination to pull the entire look together and complement the décor and space.