The living room is the hub of your home; it’s where you watch your favourite series after a long day at work and where you relax with family and friends that come by for a coffee.
With this in mind, your living room should reflect your personality and feel like a warm and inviting space in which you enjoy spending your downtime. This will look completely different for different people depending on the kind of interior they enjoy, but the fundamentals of creating a living room bursting with personality remain the same.
Big or small, wall art can transform a plain wall into a feature that expresses personality and creates an atmosphere. You can browse thousands of wall art pieces online to find the perfect piece for you and your space.
By collecting a range of framed prints for your living room, you can begin to arrange your art in a way that frames your space and creates focal points around the room. Whether you choose contrasting or complimentary art pieces, wall art is a quick way to create a bold look without making any permanent changes to the space.
Whether you tend towards bright and bold or muted and moody, colour is essential for injecting personality into any space. We recommend browsing for inspiration online via sites like Pinterest or picking up some colour charts to get a feel for the colours you want to introduce.
Once you’ve established some colours or a tonal range that you like, you can begin to think about how these shades would work practically in your living room. If you’ve chosen bright colours, you might want to keep the colour to one wall or opt for a lighter tone so that your living room still feels like a relaxing space.
Rooms that are poorly lit need lighter shades, while a larger room can take a more moody scheme. These are essential things to bear in mind as you pick out new colours.
Not only do soft furnishings make a living room feel cosy and comfortable, but they also introduce new textures and colours to the space that provide a sense of personality. Large knit throws thrown over the arm of a sofa can make a statement whilst also providing ultimate comfort.
An often overlooked feature in a lounge is the way you decorate your floor space. A big rug with texture and depth creates a focal point in the room that people are drawn to and instantly want to touch. Large or statement rugs look great amongst more minimalist furniture and can have a surprising effect on the atmosphere of your space.
Think Outside The Box
Adding personality to any space might take some reflection on the kind of living space that feels the most ‘you’. This might not look minimalistic or immaculately themed like the interiors you’ve seen in magazines, but don’t be afraid to try something that feels a bit adventurous, and remember, your living room is yours to make your own!