Wondering how to create a living room that is simple yet welcoming? The good news is that it does not have to take a huge amount of effort to create your ideal space. There are a few ways to revamp your space without spending too much time, effort or money. Keep reading for some fuss-free living room ideas.
Simple Yet Lovely Living Room Ideas
You do not need to hire a decorator or spend a fortune redoing your entire home. The best thing about taking a simple approach is that you can focus on just one or two things to change the look of your space rather than redoing everything in sight. Transform your living room into the oasis of calm you’ve always wanted with the help of these simple but effective living room ideas that can be used in homes of all sizes.
Colour can make all the difference in your living room. While a mix and match approach may work in boho style living rooms to some extent, too many different colours used together can also look disorganised, chaotic and messy. Choosing a colour scheme will make it far easier to plan your living room in a way that creates a harmonious space. Rather than simply throwing everything together, you will be able to put thought into the colours you choose for couches, chairs, walls, cushions, rugs, artwork, and just about everything else in the room.
This soothing room uses natural colours – plenty of white with subtle tones that add warmth. Although a pop of bold colour would likely work in this room, softer tones help to continue the open, simple feel. When choosing colours, choose one or two main colours and then add in a few additional colours that enhance without overpowering or throwing off the balance. When you choose colours carefully, you won’t need to paint or do any major changes. Instead, you can add subtle touches of colour through your furnishings and decor.
Another thing to consider when planning your living area is the overall style. Wherever possible, your living room should follow the style of your home. If you have a beach house, with most rooms following a beachy style, an overly dramatic living room would look out of place. When you choose a single style that is followed through in every room, the result is a harmonious space that remains simple and soothing.
This minimal boho style room has a very distinctive look that combines clean white walls and floors with eclectic touches, tribal style decor, rustic wood, natural fibres, and interesting prints and texture. Although it seems thrown together, each piece has been carefully chosen to suit the overall style. Adding glamorous metallic decor or shabby chic lace details would make the room look far less simple. Choosing a single style and planning your room around that style ensures that the room remains inviting and relaxing without any risk of clashes.
Often, it’s all in the details. When you walk into a room, you usually form an impression of the space almost right away. You may notice interesting artwork on the walls. You may admire a beautifully hand-woven rug or a quirky cushion. You may take in the plants, the table decor, the couch, the chairs, the lighting or the interesting sculpture displayed on a shelf. It is these details that turn a room into a home.
In this image, gorgeous pieces come together in a room that is interesting, original and welcoming. Although there is a clear decor style carried across throughout the room, the look is by no means cookie-cutter or dull. Instead, it is personalised and original. Some of the things that can make all the difference include market and thrift-store finds, unique hand-made rugs or decor, statement furniture (such as an amazing coffee table), unusual artwork or decor items that tell a story. Instead of trying to add all of these to the room, aim to include a few details that turn a generic room into something that is more livable and real.
Remember to most of all have fun. Whichever of those tips you try, you should start to see a difference once you begin to play around with these simple living room ideas.