Because it’s all in the details…
Interior design is all about layering, especially in the living room. Without this vital step, a room can fall completely flat and have this constant feeling of something missing in the space. For me, when a room is correctly arranged, it can bring the whole space to life. When it comes to living room layering, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. Here are my top tips on how to achieve the perfect living room layering…
BRING THE OUTDOORS IN.
For me, plants are the perfect addition to any room. In any glossy home magazine, there is always a plant that is perfectly in place. Even a gorgeous bouquet of flowers can make a huge difference. Greenery adds so much life to a room and offers such a beautiful texture. Even if you have now space for a large plant, smaller leaves or even a cacti on a shelf or accent table makes all the difference. Here are my favourite plants that would work in any space in this post.
FIND YOUR FOCUS.
A focus in the room is the key to living room layering. For me, the anchor for any room is a gorgeous rug. Choosing the right size is crucial. Otherwise, you’ll end up cutting the room off and making it look and feel smaller. Rugs placed in the correct place will also be able to separate space as I have done with our rug and sofa. My motto is bigger the better and one day I will be investing in a bigger one later this year.
Rugs can set the tone for the entire room and often becomes the focal point. I like to pull these tones into my pillows, throws and within the accessories.
IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE.
Living room layering is the perfect setting really go all out with the design. It tends to be the largest room so can have the most decorative accents. For me, no living room is complete without a gorgeously styled coffee table, complete with coffee table books, a tray and lots of candles. Then again, on somewhere like your fireplace mantle you don’t want too much clutter. It’s all about size and proportion. Only seek piece that is going to add something to the room. Build up the layers with your objects. Take things away if you need to and add extras if you need to. Slowly but surely you’ll have a gorgeous room.
DON’T FORGET YOUR WINDOWS.
Even if you live in a rental, ensuring your windows look great with some lovely curtains can take a room from drab to fab. A room can instantly look more tailored. Even switching out plastic blinds for gorgeous wooden ones can make such a difference and are not even too hard to install. It’s all the extra little details, these can make your room stand out.
Any room in a home should be a collection of your favourite homeware pieces. A living room is a great place to start It’s the hub of the home, where everyone gathers. It was one of the first rooms we decorated and one that is constantly being shown on my Instagram. I know these mini tips will help you create a great space and a room with lots of dimensions.
How will you decorate your living room?
Lisa Autumn says
Plants are so important to me especially in the living room 🙂
x Lisa | lisaautumn.com
Ellenor | An Edited Lifestyle says
I have so many plants in my living room it’s getting rediculous 🙂 x
Lauren Carmen says
This room is so gorgeous! I just moved into my own apartment and am looking for any tips to make it feel beautiful and homey. I’ll take these tips to heart!
xxx Lauren | http://www.laurencarmen.com