Decorating Apartment Living Room  

Your living room is perhaps the most important place in your apartment as it is where you receive your guests and make them feel comfortable. As it is the first room that anyone would see upon entering your house, it is a representative of your lifestyle, tastes, and interests. Being a discernible extension of your own personality, the interior décor of your living room plays a very important role in creating the first impression on the mind of the visitor.

Therefore, you should make a sincere effort towards decorating your apartment living room. However, maintaining and decorating a living room is not a very easy thing to do. The area should not only be good and comfortable, but it should also be able to carry out one or more of other functions, such as an office area, a reading room, playroom, or a dining room.

Here are a few tips and ideas that you should bear in mind while decorating your living room:

  • You can look for decorating styles and ideas in magazines, books, and on websites dedicated to the subject of interior decoration. There are many basic styles, such as Traditional, Modern, Casual, and Country, that you can follow. However, make sure the designs and colors you finally choose for your living room are in accordance with your likes and dislikes.
  • To create the right ambience, different lightings should be placed at varied levels in the room. For instance, you can use a suitable arrangement of table lamps, up-lighters, chandeliers, and other standard lamps to create a relaxing atmosphere.
  • To bring out a new look every time you have a visitor at home and to remain updated with the latest trend, you can modify or replace lampshades frequently.
  • All the furniture used in the living room should not be of the same size and symmetry. A little asymmetry in heights helps create a cozy, home-like atmosphere in the area.
  • Make sure the fabric and colors of the curtains match well with the furniture and other decorative elements. Also, the curtains should be tailor made to fit your apartment windows precisely.
  • Old furniture or window curtains can be refurbished using slipcovers, textured fabric, borders, and fringing.
  • Finally, the carpet or the floor covering, coffee table, wall paintings, bookcase, couch, and the chairs should all be chosen in a way that they match well with each other and reflect a particular theme.

However, following are certain things you should avoid at all costs while designing the décor of your living room:

  • As the living room is a place for many to sit together, do not place single chairs for individuals. Instead, use a big couch or a sofa. However, if the space and your budget do not permit that, you can place the single chairs in pairs.
  • Do not amass slack and shapeless, old cushions and curtains in your living room. Remain updated with the latest trends and maintain the cushion coverings, fillings, and curtain fabric from time to time.

Finally, as you decorate the living room, do not get over conscious about the colors and themes that you use. It is your living room and you are the one who has to live with it every day. So, get started and have fun decorating and experimenting with different colors and styles!

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