The living room is the perfect place for all the family to spend some quality time together, so you should aim to create a room that’s cosy and comfortable for everyone. Even really nicely decorated rooms can look stark and bare without the right finishing touches, so to bring it all together the perfect accessories are key. If you feel like your family room is currently bland and a bit lacking, check out these easy ways to make it feel more homely.
Add Cushions and Throws
Cushions and throws will make a room immediately look more cosy and homely. They’re a good way to bring in some colour and texture into the room, but also have the benefit of being lovely and comfortable too. Perfect for snuggling up together with in the evenings and on lazy weekends. A cosy bed on the sofa is the perfect way for a sick child to recover when they’ve not been feeling well (and they’re pretty handy for cheeky naps for the adults too!)
Display Family Photographs
When we all take so many photos this day in age, it would be silly not to display some of our favourites. Family photos are a great way for visitors to learn more about your family, and are fantastic little reminders of the fun you’ve had together. Gallery walls are popular and give you the opportunity to display lots of individual pictures. Before hanging your frames, lay them all out on the floor first so you have an idea of where each piece looks best. Add Glue dots from Glue Guns Direct to each corner of your photo. This will tack it to the inside of the frame, and prevent it from slipping down or moving once it’s been hung. Then use a spirit level to check each picture after hanging to make sure everything looks perfectly straight.
Don’t Disregard Lighting
Lighting is so often overlooked, but it’s a a really important thing to get right if you want to create a nice ambience in your home. You should ideally go for a couple of different lamps with varying levels of brightness, then you can tailor the lighting to whatever you’re doing in the room. Lamps with multi touch brightness are especially good as you have even more control. If you buy lamps with neutral coloured bases, you can change up the shades whenever you get bored or want to update the colour scheme in your room. This saves money on shelling out for an entirely new lamp!
Put Down Some Rugs
Rugs are great for bringing in some additional comfort underfoot, and can tie everything else in the room together. When you have young kids that like to play on the floor it makes it a lot nicer for them too. Another benefit of adding rugs to your space is that you can use them to section out different areas in a room. So for example if you have your dining table in your living room, a rug under that as well as one in the general seating area gives you defined spaces.
Display Some Decorative Items
These are all of the other miscellaneous bits and bobs. Things like vases of flowers, candles, plants and ornaments. The key to getting your decorative accessories right is finding a good balance. You want to display pieces that show your personality but without cluttering or overcrowding the room. One good tip to remember is don’t display things that are smaller that a grapefruit. This will prevent your room from looking too busy. Arrange small groups of items, and play around with the layout of them to work out what looks best.
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