Are you looking to inject a bit of life into your living room? Maybe you’ve moved into a new house and all the walls are looking blank and lifeless? Or maybe your living space has just gotten a bit boring and drab. Either way, splashing a bit of personality into a room can give it a new life and make a house feel more like a home.
We have three fantastic tips on how to add personality into your living room so your interiors look great, no matter what unique interests you may have.
Play around with your furniture
Furniture is something that can completely change the appearance of a room and is a real reflection of an individual’s style, tastes, and preferences. To ensure that the furniture you choose looks it’s best, you need to make sure that it works in space that you have it in. Figure out the best layout so that the room functions the way that you want and need it to and ensure that traffic can flow through the space effortlessly. You should also coordinate your furniture with the space, so that it either contrasts dramatically or melds into and enhances the look and feel of your living room.
If you have larger pieces of furniture, such as sofas then you need to think about the size and how it fits the room. A typical three seater or two seater may fit the area, but an L-shape sectional sofa like these can also give your space effortless, casual style. With some careful thought your furniture can add personality to your living room and make it a space you’ll love spending time in.
Artwork adds colour
Artwork is an important element of a room, but instead of hanging something to impress people (no need to save up for a Van Gogh), simply pick out pieces that you love and put them on the walls. Art is highly personal, so feel free to stick up photos, prints, and paintings that grab attention. Go for bright colours, intense patterns, and don’t be afraid to hang multiples together for a bold effect.
Don’t forget to add sentimental pieces either, as pieces that you feel connected to help to show your roots and beginnings. It helps create a personalised space and that will really feel your own.
Use trendy items sparingly
When it comes to using trendy items, you should choose accessories that are very popular right now sparingly. Everybody has seen them, uses them, buys them, and as soon as they go out of fashion, they will make your home feel dated. Instead, consider shopping at antique stores, flea markets and garage sales to find vintage and unique items that last the test of time.
If you do go with a trendy item, you should consider modifying the item in order to make it unique. Painting, modifying the legs, removing the fringe or changing the frame give the piece a new personality and extends the lifetime of it too.
At the end of the day, you should decorate your home whatever makes you feel happy. Even if it’s not to other people’s taste, your personality will really come across and that is all that matters!
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