The problems that may happen during designing living rooms may cost a lot of money and effort to be solved, that is why you should consider a lot of points before you even start applying the design you want. Putting a plan and writing a list of all the things you will need is always the best step to start with. Write two lists, one for the things that you necessarily need and the other for the things that you can delay.
Set your budget and always save extra money for any emergency case, you may visit a friend’s house that inspires you with extra ideas that need more money to be done, it happens, right? After you finish these two points, it will be time to start the real work.
One of the most important and essential points that you should consider before you apply anything to your living room, is the size of the room itself, whether large or small. The size of your living room will determine a lot of choices like, the number of the furniture pieces that you should buy, the choice of the painting colors whether dark or light and the decorative pieces that you can put in your living room.
Having a small living room, doesn’t mean you have to give up the things that you prefer, you can always have all what need by using other smart alternatives. The alternatives that eliminate any clutter, provide more storage places and save you enough space to move freely. For example, when it comes to choosing the accessories, look for the things that use the vertical space in your living room, like the wall hangings, paintings, mirrors, etc and avoid putting anything on the floor.
For sure searching for a good furniture shop that offers you reasonable prices and good service is on top of the list when it comes to buying the furniture pieces, but it’s not the only thing you will need to pay attention to. The proper choice of the sizes of furniture pieces is also one of the most important factors that you will need to consider to achieve a comfortable design in your living rooms. The pieces should be not too big if you have small living room and not too small if you have a large one.
When it comes to the arrangement of the furniture pieces, you will need to consider two points, the first is to leave enough space between them, so you can move freely and the other point is to make sure to arrange the furniture pieces in a way that provides you with comfort without the need to twist your body or turn your face when you are talking with your guests.
If you decided to have a corner couch, make sure to choose a design that achieves this feature like, L shaped, u shaped or circle designs. If you go for a living room set, put the couch against the wall and arrange the chairs next to it. For example, if you have a couch and two chairs, put the couch against to the wall and put the chairs on both sides of the couch.
The choice of the flooring type should be done so carefully, it should be something that reflects your personal taste and in the same time fit your needs. Generally, wooden floors are the best type to go for, they are so practical, don’t get affected by the weather changes and so easy to maintain and clean. You can put a small rug or a big carpet according to your living room space to define the beauty of your living room design.
Since I mentioned cleaning, let me tell this important tip. When you choose your living room fabrics, make sure to choose them in materials that are easy to clean, especially when it comes to the rugs and the furniture fabrics. Living rooms are usually the favorite place for family and friends gatherings, so food accidents like juice slipping and food spots are so common, that is why easy cleaning fabrics are so recommended.
Living rooms aren’t always used for watching TV only, it can also be used for reading, relaxing and receiving guests. In this regard, you need to provide it with several lighting fixtures to fit all your needs. For example, you will need to have table or floor lamps for reading, LED strips and small spot lights if you want to relax and enjoy some quite time and for sure you will need a strong lighting fixtures like a chandelier. That doesn’t mean to ignore the design of your living room window; it’s always amazing to let the natural light fill your home.
Make sure to provide your living room with enough electricity outlets, so you don’t face any future problem if you buy a new electric device or if you decide to make some renovation in your living room. The outlets should be installed above the floor with enough space if you have children to guarantee their safety.
They are just few and simple tips and all what you need is to read them carefully before you start your designing mission. With no doubt asking an expert would be an amazing thing to do as well, but searching online for ideas and reading some useful tips will be an extra benefit for you.