Your living room is probably where you spend most of your time, and it’s where guests will congregate. When decorating your dream living room, you want your paint colors to be attractive, but not so flashy that they clash with the rest of the house. You aren’t limited to just white or gray though. There are many neutral hues that are just toned-down versions of favorite colors, like Sherwin Williams’ Mink (which is purplish), Softened Green, or Benjamin Moore’s Amulet (yellow) and Winter Lake (blue). Neutral paint colors also help boost the resale value of homes and can center a home’s overall design, even if the rest of the house isn’t painted with the same color.
How should I decorate my living room?
When your wall color is neutral, it’s easier to highlight more unique decorations like family photos, paintings, and mirrors. If your living room is small, adding some well-placed mirrors can make the space feel more open. Paintings and photos are a great non-permanent way to show off your style and your family. Whether you choose a traditional display like black-framed collages or something a little different, like using string and clothespins. You can be creative with decorations, like choosing some colorful throw pillows or even customizing them with your favorite quotes or photos.
Your living room is the hub of your family’s home. It’s typically where you watch TV together, read, or do other activities either alone or together. You want this room to reflect your style tastes. Yet it should also maintain a sense of comfort and functionality. Spaces for storing books, DVDs, and so on are important. As is having a place for your TV. If your living room is small, hidden storage is a great way to get more storage space without adding bulky furniture. Ottomans that double as chests and coffee tables with drawers serve two purposes. Floating bookcases and mounted flatscreen TVs help keep the floor area clear.