My living room is my happy place, y’all. I love spending hours on the couch, binging my favorite shows. However, I recently noticed that my family room is rather lackluster. Nothing about it made it pop. So, I decided to do a little revamping. I want to share some helpful tips on what to consider when designing a living room.
Neutral Tones Are Your Friend
Purple is one of my all-time favorite colors. As much as I love it, it can be incredibly dark, so painting every single wall in a room purple might be a little too much. What I learned was that it’s much better to stick to neutral tones in a living room. White or beige walls open up the space and make it feel bigger. You can add pops of color in other ways, such as in the artwork or furniture. For example, I definitely bought some violet throw pillow to satisfy my purple obsession.
Furniture Size Matters
Growing up, my family had this giant sofa in our living room, where we all cuddled up and watched movies. As much as I loved that thing, I’ll be the first to admit it was hideous. For starters, it was way too big. That couch became the focal point of the room, for better or for worse. Now, I know that smaller furniture pieces work better in a living space. Couches can still be comfortable without taking up enormous square footage. I found a perfectly sized sofa for my living room when I did my redesign, and I also picked up a few armchairs to complete the look.
Let in the Light
Y’all, you have to figure out how to balance light in your living room. No one wants their house to be this dreary place that sucks the life out of them. Instead, try your hardest to brighten things up by incorporating as much light into the space as you can. Track lights that hang from the ceiling are perfect for family rooms because they illuminate the entire area. If you want floor lamps in the room, consider getting multiple varieties so that you can put one in every corner. Finally, remember that natural light is key, y’all—the more natural light in the room, the better.
This article has shown what to consider when designing a living room. The family room is where most people spend their time when they come to visit. Show your houseguests that you were productive in isolation and follow these redesign tips. I promise the room will look amazing and your girlfriends will be jealous.