If you know the best way and a few simple tips to design a living room, you can save yourself from burning a large hole in the pocket. When you start getting these very simple tricks, you can save a whole lot of money. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about the added expenses of hiring a decorator. You will be able to convert your house or apartment into the perfect place you always dreamed of. You can even give the touch of your own individual style to these designs. Nothing can be more perfect than the designs you create yourself, for your home. Here are the four simple tips which you must keep in mind, while designing your living room:
First of all, make a good plan. Most people either get overwhelmed with the idea that they will have to re-design the entire living room or just can’t think of enough ideas of what exactly they want to do with their living room because they don’t have enough funds but let me tell you a little secret, it is very much possible to re-design your living room area on a very tight-budget. Sometimes, all you need to do is move the furniture around, rearrange the wall hangings, choose the right color and design for your silk curtains which compliment your room and you are good to go. Moreover, most of the experience decorators advise to first move things (furniture, wall hangings, silk curtains, tables etc.) a bit to help you get the correct idea of the proportions of your room. Having an idea of how large your room is or how much space you have is good for you in the long run because then you can get an idea of the exact size of furniture, you need.
Make use of the internet. Look up for new and creative ideas. There are a lot of software which let you create a design for your living room to get a rough idea of what exactly you are looking for. Moreover, there are sites where you can upload a photograph of the actual space and then edit it the way you like with the payment of a small fee. However, you can find a lot of free websites too which let you choose the space most similar to your room and then let you experiment around with colors and designs.
Design a scrapbook of your own. Whenever you see a picture or a design that you like, save it in your scrapbook. You can use an eScrapbook as well to make things easier and more convenient. All you have to do is drag and drop the pictures which you like into your eScrapbook software. When you have collected a lot of designs, you can review the scrapbook and decide for yourself what design you want for your room. You will get an idea of the style for your furniture; modern, contemporary, rustic or what color or design for your silk curtains, you would prefer.
Choose a nice focal point, especially, in case, you are designing a contemporary living room. A focal point is a certain item or design feature which automatically draws your attention as soon as you enter the room. All the good designers know the importance of a focal point.
Other than this, get rid of all the clutter from your room. You can also your fireplace as a book-shelf by fixing a plank or building a wall outwards. If you feel stuck at any moment, you can always go through the collection of your favorite rooms’ pictures you have, in your scrapbook.