Redecorate Your Living Room Today

Fall is a wonderful time of year. For many of us it means the cold winter is coming so really, it is the last months to enjoy the weather before the snow and cold set in. For many people, the fall and winter months can be a gloomy time, simply because of the darker days and nights and the lack of sun. This year, why not do some redecorating in your home that can make it a place you will enjoy each and every day?

Let’s start with the living room. Other than our bedrooms for sleeping, the living room is not only the place you spend the most time but also the place you always want to look clean, beautiful and in tip top shape for those unexpected guests or Holiday parties you may have coming up. Lets face it, we know it always makes us happy and brings a little smile on our face when we get something new or can create a whole new look in our home that brings a welcome change right?

Have you ever thought about an indoor waterfall? Not only will it add beauty to your living areas, it will also bring nature indoors with the soothing sounds of water. You have many options when it comes to water fountains in your home. For example, you could add a small tabletop for a whole new look to an end table, a wall fountain instantly adds a new art piece to your walls, or a floor standing fountain can fit perfectly in that corner that looks like it needs something.

Let us explore the indoor floor fountain concept for a minute. Floor water fountains come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Whether the space is large or small, you will find a fountain that will fit perfectly and one your budget will allow. Slate and glass are very common for the face material of indoor waterfalls. You will be amazed at how the sound of water flowing down the entire face of the fountain will relax and soothe you every day! If you have a contemporary style, try a stainless steel framed fountain with a glass or mirrored face. Do you want to create more of a warm, natural look? A copper or bronze frame for your floor fountain will help with this and help bring the nature look into your home.

Guide to Buying Living Room Furniture

Choosing the right decor for your living room can seem like a hassle. Finding the right pieces to compliment each other and coordinate with the color of your walls and carpet may seem overwhelming but there’s no need to fear. With the right guide to buying living room furniture, you can be well on your way to a unique and organized space that is well worth spending time in.

The first thing that you will want to consider before purchasing living room furniture is the size of your living room. The size of your living room will help you determine the type of upholstery, the size of your furnishings and what accent pieces you should or should not buy. If your living room is larger, you’ll want to avoid smaller furnishings. Maximize the usage of your space by adding a more upholstered couch and love seat. You’ll still want to leave walking space which is comfortable enough to maneuver around but you can certainly fill up open areas with more accent pieces such as coffee tables, end tables, lamps and art work.

For a smaller living room, instead of purchasing a full sized couch, a smaller love seat and perhaps a recliner is more practical. This helps keep your living room from looking cluttered and over stuffed. You can purchase petite sized end tables and coffee tables instead of larger ones to help fill nooks and crannies. Smaller pieces of art can also be purchased in order to decorate your walls without making them look as though they are overbearing.

Once you have determined the size of the furnishings that you need in your living room, it is time to determine what your living room area will be used for. If you know that your space will be used for more family time such as movies, games and entertainment, you should look into products that maximize storage. If you are the type to host overnight company, a hide-a-bed couch is a recommended investment or a daybed that can be doubled as a couch during the day and a bed at night. There are also ottomans available which can be used for storage available with a removable top. Adding a desk to your living room can be beneficial, especially for larger living rooms as you can then maximize your entertainment area by adding a home computer to your room.

After you have taken the stops to decide the size and type of furniture you will need it is then time to decide on color and style. There are many styles to taken into consideration such as contemporary, modern classic and more. You can also choose whether or not you want to coordinate the color of your furniture to that of your walls and floors or whether or not you want to accent and compliment the colors. Colors help determine mood. This is another thing to consider when decorating. For smaller spaces it is recommended that you decorate in lighter colors to make your room look larger whereas darker colors will make a larger space appear smaller.

Feng-shui is a type of decorating style that uses colors to enhance a certain type of mood. A great idea for those who enjoy Feng-shui is to buy a low sitting coffee table which can also be doubled as a dining table. Place pillows on the floor as seating for your guests and enjoy lunch or dinner in your mood setting living room. Earthy colors bring a sense of inner peace and comfort. Darker colors inspire passion and a more wild sense of living. Cool colors brighten up your living space and make you feel more relaxed and free of stress.

How To Decorate A Living Room – Area Rugs Tips

Area rugs can be used in many ways, both practical and decorative. Although I’m going to give out some tips about how to decorate a living room with area rugs, they are only suggestion; it is all up to you to decide want to use any of it or not or you may come up with one that suit you the most.

Depending on the area rug’s size, they can be used to create focal point to highlight something in a living room like table, chair, sofa, TV set, etc., with a smaller sized rug. Whereas a larger sized rug is often used to highlight an area in a house like living room, dining room, etc. Smaller area rugs are usually 2’X3′, 3’X5′ and 4’X6′ in size, they can be used to decorate our living room by itself or put a piece of lovely furniture on top of the rug. Whereas larger area rugs are usually 6’X9′, 8’X10′, 9’X12′ and 12’X15′ in size, these area rugs can also be used to decorate a living room by itself or used to define an area in a house; we can place a set of sofa together with coffee tables on top of it, creating a beautiful focal point.

It is best to measure our living room space before we purchase anything from a shop; we would want to purchase a rug that fits our room space, not too big and not too small depending what we are going to use it. We can try to simulate the actual space consumed by placing a tape, book, bottle, etc., which indicate each corner of a rug. If we plan to place furniture on top, then we can use the same method to do so, especially when we want to place larger furniture like living room furniture like coffee table and sofa. This will make sure that we will get an area rug with the size that meets our requirement and also avoiding hassles brought from buying the wrong rug.

When we are placing our rugs, we need be aware of places or areas with higher traffic. Try not to place the area rug corner or edge in the middle of this high traffic walkway; they could bring serious tripping and we might be one of the victim someday. Also take note of places or areas close to a door; we need to check whether the door underneath has enough space for our rugs, otherwise it will spoil our rugs in the long run. When placing a larger rug, try to leave some spaces around 1 to 2 feet between the wall or end of the floor for floor exposure, this will make the room looks larger.

No matter what area rugs we used to decorate our living room, it is highly recommended to use rug pad. A rug pad is used to protect our rugs and also hardwood floor (if our house is using this kind of floor) from being damaged by scratching each other when people walk on it. Besides, it also prevent our rug to slip away and keep it in place.

There are a lot more ways to decorate with it, I’m only giving a few suggestion on how to decorate a living room with area rugs, you can always find them out in Google and decorate it with your own instinct. Remember, there is no fixed way on any kind of decoration. I hope this article helps.