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​30 Ideas For Decorating Your Living Room

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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A bookcase against the wall? A credenza in the corner? What about wallpaper and rugs? What colours do I use? 

Decorating a living room can result in an endless amount of questions. And things can get totally chaotic when we start bringing in different design styles (colonial, rustic, modern, etc.). Although the end result will be different for all of us (especially when personal taste and budgets are brought into the mix), it’s all about ensuring that the space is beautiful and practical.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a glimpse at 30 interior decorating ideas that might just be perfect for your particular living room. Run through them all and decide which ones will work for your space.

1. Let colours contrast against a neutral surface (blue with orange, for example).

2. Use dark woods for the furniture (balancing with the white walls).

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3. Bring in a curvy style to contrast with those linear designs.

4. Wooden ceiling beams can add a stunning rustic touch.

5. Bring in warm tones via scatter cushions.

6. Play with earth colours for the floor, pillows, furniture, etc.

7. Bring in natural light by opting for glass doors.

8. Use wood for window- and door frames to add a stylish touch.

9. Have patterned wallpaper adorn that focal wall.

10. Let nature contrast with those rustic elements of stone, brick, and wood.

11. Rely on browns for an elegant vibe.

12. Decorate that ceiling to ensure a striking living space.

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13. Add a light-toned rug to bring in some modern softness.

14. Have fun with your window treatment – blinds can add a stunning touch.

15. A big and soft sofa can go a long way (if you have the space).

16. Pay attention to your wall art – this retro-meets-futuristic mirror is a style winner.

17. Have fun with the colonial style by bringing in a touch of floral-inspired floor tiles.

18. See if you can mix up the furniture, i.e. wicker pieces with a plush couch.

19. Browns and neutrals don’t have to be boring.

20. A mirrored furniture piece can add a touch of sophistication to an industrial-style room.

21. Rely on an exposed brick wall for a raw and patterned touch.

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22. Remember: potted plants are not just for outdoors.

23. Let your materials balance, i.e. glass coffee table with glass balustrades/mirror.

24. Find the fine line between a minimalist and cluttered look.

25. Have more than one light source.

26. If less is more for you, you can still bring in some cheerful colour.

27. Opt for furniture that can help with storage.

28. Arrange the furniture in a conversational layout (let people look towards each other).

29. Include a hammock for a more informal and toned-down look.

30. The three primary colours (blue, red, and yellow) can make for a striking combination.

Want some more help? Then see these 7 ways to save money furnishing a living room.

Can you add any more style tips for a living room? Share them with us in our comments space, below.
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