Simple Living Room Ideas for Your Home

Posted by Tristan Angelini on 30 May 2022

It's such an enjoyable part of owning a home to pick out the furniture and elements that would bring out your personality. If you also have a vision of what you want your living room to look like, that could be very helpful because it makes the job much easier. However, not a lot of people have that kind of talent. Interior designing could be one of the most challenging parts of owning a home especially if you have a specific look you want to see, which is why some homeowners resort to hiring a professional designer to perform this job. Particularly, the part of the house where you and your guests spend most of the time—the living room.

Just like what was already mentioned, the living room is one of the areas where everyone gathers and spends most of the time, especially during the daytime. For that reason alone, it is just important that the atmosphere is something that will make everyone feel relaxed - matched with comfort, definitely the dream living room. However, while those things are true, it could put a lot of pressure on you to make it happen. But what if you're on a tight budget?

Here are some tips and tricks on how you can design your living room that's not just simple but also economical.

Keep it Simple
So many homeowners seem to think that the more elements you display will make a more aesthetically pleasing living room. Sure, if you are into that. But there's also magic in minimalism. A simple living room that has a comfy couch and some accents could give you a sense of serenity. For example, you can paint your walls white and then add a sectional sofa. This tip could really do wonders because not only does it create an illusion of a bigger space, but it also gives you enough room to be creative and have fun activities with your guests. You could choose some pieces that suit your personality while not going overboard.

Small Houseplants
One of the simplest and very best ways to make a boring living room come alive is to add something that completely gives off the feeling of being in nature. Especially after being stuck at home during the pandemic, nature has gone to a whole new level of amazing. The best way to do it is to add houseplants to your living room. The only downside of this is you will certainly need to take care of it regularly. But if you choose low-maintenance ones, that will basically solve this dilemma. According to studies, houseplants generally make a person feel better, not just because of the visual beauty but also freshen up the air you breathe indoors. That's like hitting two birds with one stone.

Try to Go Bold
There is no harm in playing with colors. Paint is actually a very inexpensive way to make a stylish living room. Just choosing bold colors like orange, light green, fuchsia or even some red will give any room a different personality. Nothing too crazy though—but if that's how you choose to do then it's completely fine (no judgment here). You can also choose furniture with interesting colors whether it's a sofa or a uniquely shaped coffee table.

Decorative Pillows
Adding some accents amplify the look of any room. Decorative pillows make a really unique touch to your couch. If you ask me, there are never too many pillows. Look for those that are quite interesting and can fit the kind of feel you want for your living room. They add comfort and style, which are two things that we all prefer.

When decorating your living room, the trick is to try to have as much space as possible. You can be creative, but remember to make it a place where you'd love to hang out all the time and not something you see in a museum that you'd be too afraid to touch. Ultimately, decorating your living room should be for you and your family's enjoyment.

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