Redecorate Your Living Room In 4 Easy Steps

Your living room is usually the first room you enter when you come into the average place called home. How it is presented to others as well as yourself can be considered as a direct reflection of you. In my opinion, a living room can give you the perfect opportunity to express your taste and style. More importantly, it gives you a chance to express how you want your living room to look and feel.

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Redecorate Your Living Room In 4 Easy Steps

Step 1: Make a Mental Note of the Colors Within Your Space.

The first thing that I would do when I enter my living room is take a good look to see what I am working with. I would look at the colors of the: 
  • furniture
  • decor
  • walls to observe the colors they have been painted with. 
  • carpet
  • molding that would usually be located at the highest point of the wall {this area would be where the ceiling and the wall would meet}, the lowest point of the wall {this area would be where the wall ends and meets with the floor}, 
  • molding around the windows and doors 
  • doorknobs
  • light switch covers
  • and outlet covers
In my opinion, I believe that you should include the colors of everything within the living room space because, it can affect the overall color scheme. You do not want to create a dizzying effect. Meaning, too many colors to deal with. Narrowing down the amount of colors you use is key.

While I am scanning the living room, I want to make sure that I am paying close attention to the shades of the colors within this space. The reason I do this is because I need to know if the existing color scheme I have, is actually working for me. 

There is nothing worse than walking into your living room and feeling like there is just too much going on. Instead of walking into a state of confusion, you can easily take away decorative items that just do not work, and add elements that can bring certain colors together.

Step 2: Don't Be Afraid of Rearranging Things.

One of the best ways of creating a new look is by rearranging your furniture. As long as it's not too heavy, this can include items like:

  •  a sofa
  • a love seat
  • armchairs
  • end tables
  • a coffee table
  • a TV stand
Every so often, I like to rearrange my furniture by moving each piece in different spots or the designated spot I feel it should go in. This in turn gives me an actual view of how each piece looks in the area it's in, and, it also lets me see the overall look of the living room with each piece of furniture being in the right place.

To me, moving furniture around and placing it in different areas within a space, basically gives you the ability to achieve a variety of looks. That variety of newly created styles are good options to have, especially when you are ready to see a fresh look or something new.

Step 3: Add Your Finishing Touches.

At this point I know what colors I want to go with and where the furniture is placed. My next step is to choose which decorative items I want to keep using, which items I want to remove from the space, and which items I want to add to the space. 

By choosing to reuse, remove and add decorative items to your living room space, not only are you giving yourself the opportunity to learn more about yourself, you are learning more about what you do and do not like.  

After I decide on which decorative items to use, I try to make sure that I have a good idea on where each item will be placed. If I am not satisfied with the area I have chosen, I will move the item/s around to different areas until the item/s blend in nicely within my living room space. My main go to decorative items are:

  • throw pillows
  • blanket throws
  • curtains
  • flowers in vases
  • candles and candle holders
  • and lamps
If the placement area you have chosen does not work for you, you will always have the option of moving each item or items around. This way you will know which area will be the best area to place your item/s in.

Step 4: Inexpensive Fixes

The items that can be replaced inexpensively are lights switch and outlet covers. They come in a variety of colors and can add a nice touch to any room. I usually choose stainless steel door knobs because they can be easily matched up with a variety of colors. For me, when it comes to the light switch and outlet covers, it depends on the choices I have to choose from.

Curtains can also add a nice decorative touch to any room. Being that I am posting about my living room,  I make sure the color I choose flows well with the rest of the living room. I like the sheer and the lace curtains because you can add more than one color to fit in with your color scheme. 

When you are choosing the colors you want to go with, don't be afraid to experiment because everything does have to be in solid colors. There is nothing wrong with choosing different prints and patterns to match up with solid colors. Not only do they provide additional options when decorating but they also help you to further expand on what may appeal to you.

Tip: Try not to overcrowd your living room. I know it can be tempting to try and put all of those beautiful things in one space, but a crowded living room just makes the space look cluttered and unorganized. That should not be the look one is going for. Sometimes less is best.

I hope this post has been a help to you. 

Until next time. Enjoy Your Life.