Planning to redecorate your living room can be a daunting task. When you first look at the room, it can seem a bit overwhelming when trying to figure out where to start. Between furniture, decor, artwork, paint colors and other options, you’ve got a lot of decisions to make. Here’s how to get started so you can keep everything on track throughout the decorating process.
Step 1 – Pick an Overall Theme
First of all, you should try to come up with a general direction for your living room design. You can take cues from the style of the rest of your home or take things in a new direction. Knowing ahead of time whether you want your living room to be classic and cozy, modern and fresh, or formal and elegant, for example, can help guide all of the rest of your choices. Browse through home design magazines, websites, blogs and more for inspiration.
Step 2 – Choose a Color Palette
Next, you’ll want to choose a color scheme for your living room. This will help you choose furnishings and decor that fall into the same color family. Start with a base color that will provide the foundation for the room. Then, you can move on to accent colors. One or two should suffice. You don’t want to have so many colors that the look becomes too cluttered.
Step 3 – Start with a Statement Piece
Every room in your home, including the living room, needs a focal point. This could be a spectacular piece of art, a unique piece of furniture or even a decorative accent wall. Once you have chosen your statement-maker, it is just a matter of arranging the rest of the room around it. Don’t worry if you have to rethink your theme or color palette a little bit to accommodate your focal piece.
Step 4 – Fill in the Rest of Your Living Room
With your statement piece selected, you’ll have a much easier time narrowing down your options for other furnishings and decor. Look for pieces that complement your focal piece without drawing too much attention away from it. If your living room is especially large, you may need to have two focal points. If this is the case for you, make sure that the two go together well so that they won’t be competing with each other.
Start Your Search at Wickmans
When you are ready to start choosing items for your living room, Wickmans Furniture is a great place to start. We are known for our eclectic offerings, so there is something in our showroom to suit every taste. Our associates will be happy to help you work through your design ideas so you can find the perfect items for your living room. Stop by today to see what we have in store!