Whether you are redecorating for a new “feel,” or just moved into a new place and want to make it your own, the living room is the focal point of the home. While the bedroom is your space, the living room is what your guests are going to see when they come over, and where the family is going to spend most of its time together. So you want it to look beautiful, from your carpeting flooring to the curtains on the windows.
The first thing you need to focus on is floors and walls. What color is going to be the focus of your living room? If you want something traditional and not too out there, beige, browns, and grays will work best. But if you want something a little more bold (without being too flashy), painting your walls a red, green or blue in a subdued shade would mix things up.
After you’ve chosen your wall colors you need to think floors. Carpeting flooring is the most popular choice for living rooms. It’s cozy and welcoming and will keep the room just a bit warmer in the winter months as it’ll insulate the floors. When choosing a color of karastan carpet you want something that will match your walls but not perfectly, unless you want to hurt your guests eyes. Carpeting flooring should be a different shade of the color of your wall or a color that compliments it. Deep red walls with an earthy brown rug, for example, would give a darker but warm feeling.
Karastan area rugs are another option if you don’t want to use carpeting flooring on the entire floor. Area rugs make for beautiful accents to a room. Under the coffee table or in front of the couch, wherever you choose to put it will benefit from its comfort and style.
When you’ve successfully painted and carpeted the floor, you’ll want to add some finishing touches. Art work on the walls is a nice choice as long as you don’t over do it. Simple photography and landscapes work well in the living room, but you can truly put up anything you like that suits your personality.
Don’t forget about window treatments as they are going to spruce up the walls as well. Whether something as simple as blinds or elaborate as curtains with draperies and valences, these are going to not only stand out as decoration in your living room but also keep your area private from neighbors and others outside your home.
Getting your walls and carpeting flooring ready is the first step to decorating a living room. You can set the color scheme and feel and then move the furniture, entertainment center and everything else in afterwards.