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Tips for Beautifully Designing Your Living Room or Family Room

You don’t have to be an interior designer to create a beautifully designed living room or family room. Use the tips below to create a comfortable and well-balanced living room that is stylish.

Understand your style – Would you like a more traditional looking living room or a more modern one? Or do you prefer something more transitional that blends both classic and contemporary styles?  Visit showrooms, look through decorating magazines, read articles online, and visit friends’ homes in Savage MN to see what you like and how you would like to decorate your home.

Pick a color palette – Set the tone of your living room or family room with colors. Choose a color palette that is airy, vivid, and will create a cool and happy space to pull your room together. You don’t have to choose the same color. Instead choose a main color and select hues that match to complete the room.

Select your furniture layout – Too much furniture will definitely overwhelm your space. Putting your sofa against the wall will make the space look flat. To properly arrange furniture, you should choose a focal point, create a conversation zone, consider traffic flow so that you and your guests aren’t tripping over furniture, and add a coffee table. Make sure your furniture layout is harmonized so that everything is grouped together or to one side. Not doing so will create imbalance and make the space less inviting.

Integrate texture – Utilize different textures in accessories so your room doesn’t look flat. Lay a faux fur over your couch, dress up the windows with window coverings, add throw pillows to your seating (sofa, love seat, or armchair), or create an accent wall with an interesting tile, wallpaper pattern, or woodgrain.

Choose a bold area rug – Our floor plans in the homes in Savage MN at Big Sky Estates are open. By including an area rug under your furniture in your family room or living room, you will help create a cozy space, add color, help to define the room, and encourage seating groupings to inspire conversation. Make sure the area rug you use isn’t too big or too small for the space.

Allow sunlight to enter – Natural light is great. Allow the sun to enter your home by keeping the windows open or have sheer drapes to allow the sun to seep in. Exposure to the sun gives you much needed Vitamin D and also helps boost your mood.

Have different types of lighting – Lights should be placed at different levels in your living room or family room. Choose accent, ambient, and task lighting to help keep the space bright. Overhead lighting is ideal for highlighting a particular area, wall scones will keep the floor space open, and table and floor lighting is perfect for next to a sofa, armchair, or end table.

Create more space – Mirrors can be used to create the illusion that the space is larger. Place a mirror above the fireplace, on either side of the fireplace, behind your couch, or another area to reflect light and make the space appear bigger.

Incorporate art work – You may not want to overwhelm the space by including a gallery art wall. However, a large piece of art, two medium size pieces, or a few smaller pieces can fill empty space, make a statement, and transform the space to look homier.

What tips from above have you used to beautifully decorate your home? What would you add? Let us now by responding to the post.


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