If you have just moved to a new house and thinking about decorating your house, you can start from the living room. Because the living room is the most high-traffic place in a house. You might be confused about how to put everything in order to make it look appealing. You have to consider furniture, paint, and other accessories to reach your goal.
Moreover, you may need to decorate your living room ceiling to make modern living room. You can go for suspended ceiling panels or drop ceiling to beautify your living room. Besides this, window and floor covering also need your attention. But decorating your living room completely from scratch is a bit difficult. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you in this process:
1. Decide on a Layout:
Sometimes we get a living room that doesn’t have proper shape e.g. too narrow or oddly shaped. If you are in the same scenario the first thing you need to do is to decide on a layout. You may need the right furniture that goes with your space. If your modern living room is small, you can reduce your furniture and replace sofas or couches with settees. Moreover, settees can be placed facing each other.
2. Choose the Right Color:
Colors have great importance and they are true representative of your personality. And when it comes to the color of your living room, the way it looks, depicts the personality of its owner. Gray, blue, beige, black, and green are the most preferred colors.
Every color has its own uniqueness and qualities. For example, the grey color makes the living room feel wider and more spacious. This color easily goes with modern décor and make your living room look sophisticated. While green color gives a subtle and fresh look, blue gives a calming effect, and beige is perfect if you like a minimalist look. On the other hand, black gives a stunning and dramatic look to your living room.
3. Hang your Curtains Close to the Ceiling:
Your living room might not have a suspended ceiling or drop ceiling or expensive windows. But you want your modern living room to look expensive. You can manage it to look luxurious in your budget by faking it. And you can meet your goal by hanging your hardware and curtains up high. It will make your room look taller and wider. And you can enjoy this look without spending too much money.
4. Pare Down Your Accessories:
While decorating your living room don’t place too many accessories. Because it will give a messy look to your living room. If you want it to appear sophisticated and delicate, pare down the possessions i.e. books on bookshelves and decoration pieces on tables. Less the items your living room will have, more expensive it will look. You can only display your favorite books, articles and can rotate them with other vignettes seasonally.
5. Display Fresh Flowers:
To make your living room look expensive and sophisticated, display fresh flowers. You don’t need to spend too much money on buying fresh flowers daily. You can simply buy a few dollars bouquet from a grocery store and place the flowers in vase or flower basket. It will give a warm and welcoming vibe with an elevated look to your living room. If you don’t have much time, you can simply place single flowers in wine bottles.