One of my New Year’s resolutions is finding an apartment! But finding the right place is not the only problem as the idea of decorating it is also troubling me these days! I have already have though some ideas about the living room but since I don’t want to spend a fortune I’m trying to be creative!!If you are looking for a place too or you just want to make few changes to your living room here are some ideas to help you out!!
The most important piece in your living room is your couch. You need to find one that fits your needs- for small apartments choose a small couch but if you have enough space you can add a bigger one, or add two more armchairs.
If you don’t want to make drastic changes to your living room you can change the covers of your couch to a more brighter and vivid color. This will instantly change your entire living room!
If you want to make your living room look bigger or if you just need a change that won’t cost you a fortune add some color to your wall! Preferably paint only one of your walls in a powerful color and leave the rest of your walls white. The contrast will make a difference, I promise you!!
Another thing you can do is create an artistic piece on one of your walls. One of my favorite ideas is to use kids drawings, covers of magazines and newspapers or images from encyclopedias. Cut the pictures and put them in frames of different shapes and sizes!
Less is more
Remember: you don’t need to overdo it! Keep it simple and fresh. Add some colored pieces here and there,but don’t put too many things all over the place! Make sure you leave enough space to move around, after all no one likes bumping on furniture all the time!
Your own style
Your living room, and your house generally, reflects your personal taste, your life attitude and it can be of course a fashion statement. So don’t forget to add pieces that reflect on that. Don’t just copy what you see on magazines!Create your living room and not just a copy from a catalogue. Use pieces that you can keep for many years and now and then do minor changes to spice things up!