We all want our homes to look great. Often we focus on one room at a time, get that how we want it then move onto the next. This is a really great strategy as it means you stay focused. Today we will be focusing on the living room and coming up with some living room ideas.
The living room in this Greek Island home features a custom cocktail table and banquette, and striped pillows upholstered in a Les Toiles du Soleil fabric. The Queen Elizabeth II print is by Andy Warhol.
A key factor of any room is the lighting. You can affect lighting in so many different ways so it is important that you get it right. You have the standard lights that are on the ceiling; you have table lamps and floor lamps. Floor lamps are becoming more popular and the reason for that is their flexibility. You can put them in any area of the room which means that the move them about as you wish.
If you already have lamps then you can just change the lamp shades and this can affect the lighting. Lamp shades are a really cost effective way of doing things. Just keep it simple and experiment with different options.
Lighting is quite simple sort but it doesn’t stop there. You should be thinking about furniture as part of your living room ideas. You can change a lot of furniture but that really isn’t necessary. Just by moving a few items that you already have should do the trick.
Having said that if you do have the money to purchase some new furniture then that is a lot more fun. It is important to set a budget though prior to looking as you know what it is like when you are out shopping and you get carried away with what you see.
When you are thinking of living room designs you need to be creative. Don’t just settle for the norm or what you see on TV. It is your room so put a bit of your personality into it. Have a bit of confidence and I am sure that you get your perfect room. You can get more ideas and inspiration from the following living room design ideas from Elle Decor.