Ideas for Decorating the Living Room

November 26, 2021 by Cherry Lane

Ideas for Decorating the Living Room

By Rachael – Content Editor

Published 26th November 2021


Reinvent your living room with a few little changes that will make a huge impact.

The living room should be somewhere inviting and relaxing to come home to after a busy day. As the heart of any home, we spend most of our time here and so it deserves to be cared for. Make your lounge somewhere you are proud to invite guests into, letting you enjoy more quality time with your loved ones.

As the most used room in the house, the living room is more likely to suffer wear and tear and needs regular sprucing up. Make your home feel instantly fresher with just a few small changes.

Boho inspired living room close up with scandi style furniture and grey home furnishings

Get Inspired.

Take a little time to think about your new theme and the choice of colours for your living space. Choosing a theme that will complement your current furniture will save you both time and money. It could be as simple as stumbling across a painting or an ornament that inspires your entire design for the room.

Once you have chosen your theme, you may find that things fall into place very quickly. Creating your own mood board can be a helpful way to visualise the final look.

Be colourful.

Don’t be afraid to add a splash of colour, bold is beautiful. When flicking through colour charts, keep the size of your living room in mind. If you have a large and airy space, it could benefit from the addition of some rich, spicy colours to create a warmer feel. If the space is particularly compact, try lighter tones for a more open feel.

Creating a contrast between your colours can have a powerful impact. If you are opting for some neutral base tones, try mixing in a bright or deep colour. If you have some colourful artwork or patterned fabric within the room, you could select your brighter colours from your existing palettes.

Sofa – so good.

You have most likely already invested in a quality sofa for your sitting room and feel like you can’t afford to change it. Why not give it a little makeover instead? It’s surprising how much impact you can make with a new throw or cover.

If your couch is looking a little tatty and in need of a facelift, you can always think about having it reupholstered. Not only will you have the freedom to choose a new colour and texture for the room, but you can improve the overall life of your furniture.

Make a statement.

Statement prints or striking pieces of artwork can give a room a real wow factor! Gift a little of your personal style to your surroundings and really bring the room to life. Select décor that complements your choice of furniture and soft furnishings to really complete the look.

Bold patterns and prints are a contemporary way to add an eye-catching feature to the room. Laying down a thick rug with a vibrant design adds a very modern touch to the space. Plus, they will keep your tootsies warm on cooler evenings!

Hang in there.

If your curtains are looking a bit drab and tired, it might be time to seek out something new. Easy to match into any colour scheme or décor, curtains can add a special finishing touch to your living space. Match your curtains to other textiles within the space for a consistent feel or add some contrasting textures for a more layered look.

Not only are they great for adding a pop of colour but they can also help save you a bit of money on your energy bill. A pair of well-made curtains for the living room will help keep draughts out, meaning less need to turn on the heating.

All in all, transforming your living room doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. A few well thought out alterations can have a big effect and really give the space a facelift.

Why not take a look at our collection of Hamilton McBride home furnishings and find easy ways to make a big difference to your home.