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No matter where you happen to move in the near future, you may initially struggle to decorate your living room exactly the way you hoped it would look. You may have thought it was going to be as simple as picking a few paint colors and adding a couch and a couple of other pieces of furniture to your living room. But the decorating process is more involved as you’re about to see, so we’ll share our favorite decorating tips to help you get started.
Arranging Furniture in Your New Apartment
When first moving into a new apartment, many of us have a difficult time determining where and how we should arrange our furniture. For the most part, we typically tend to throw a sofa up against the wall, slap a coffee table in front of it, and maybe sprinkle a few chairs on the sides. Let’s not forget about the TV taking up a large portion of the room opposite the couch.
With proper planning, you can do a much better job arranging living room furniture. You could set the room up in a way so traffic flows in and out of the room without any furniture disturbing it, you’ll pick the right focal point to stimulate conversation with the room, and much more.
So, don’t you start placing your furniture around the living room without spending some time thoroughly thinking about it first. Consider the possibilities and place your shabby chic furniture in the best spots to make your living room accessible, functional, and a beautiful place to converse with family members and friends while watching your favorite shows on TV.
Decorating Your Living Room with Art
Decorating your living room is never complete unless you’ve graced this room with some tasteful pieces of art. In fact, when you look around a room that doesn’t have any art on the walls, it has a tendency to look empty, right? We’re obviously trying to avoid this empty feeling, so it’s time to hang some tasteful art on your walls to make the entire living room look complete.
Picking art is very subjective because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I may absolutely adore a painting that you despise. So giving advice on picking paintings to hang on your wall is very difficult at best.
Ultimately, you have to trust your gut when choosing art for your living room. If you see a painting that you love and it goes with your existing decor and colors, you should buy it and hang it up because it will undoubtedly look amazing in your living room. So do yourself a favor and remember to trust yourself and your instincts when choosing paintings to hang in your living room.
Do I Need Area Rugs?
If your living room isn’t carpeted, your floors will look bare, even if you have gorgeous hardwood floors. In many instances, you’ll be able to liven up your living room by adding area rugs. Do not hesitate to place a tasteful area rug underneath your coffee table and living room couch. This will add style to your living room floor and help offset some of the dullness you feel when looking at drab, brown hardwood floors.
Nobody ever said decorating was going to be easy, but it is possible to decorate your living room and make it look amazing if you use these tips. So please take advantage of the information we’ve shared with you today.
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