When it comes down to it, your living room may seem like the easiest room in your home to decorate. However, the truth is that your living room can often be the most difficult. There are a lot of things to think about: the average capacity of your home, the look and feel of your home, your comfort level and more. Indeed, home decorating as a whole can be a daunting challenge, but your living room can take the cake. This is especially the case if you have a strange layout in your living room, or if windows are oddly shaped. However, with a little creativity, anybody can create a beautiful living room. Here are some creative living room decorating ideas.
- The music lover’s paradise. If you love music and you have a big record collection – or if you know the difference between mono recording and surround sound and can tell the difference between the two – you may benefit from a music lover’s paradise. This is a living room that is focused around the record collection and the stereo – everything else is secondary. Also, the furniture is situated purely to get the best music listening experience.
- The bookworm’s ultimate retreat. If you love books – from Balzac to Zola – you are definitely a bookworm and benefit from a living room that is focused around reading and your appreciation for the written word. For instance, you may want to visit Hat Creek Interiors for some cozy, rustic chairs and couches. After that, you will need a big bookshelf to place your books. Moreover, you want to have adequate lighting – both lamp and overhead lighting – so that you can spend hours pouring through the pages of a book.
- The modern aesthete’s hideout. If you have a love for design and modern furniture, you may want to focus your interior decorating towards this direction. For instance, you may want to stick with a certain time period – like Midcentury Modernism – and stick with it. If you don’t have a modern home, you may be able to mix and match. For instance, if you have a newer home, you may want to incorporate a few new items with some classics from some of the great furniture designers.
- The maximalist’s penultimate zone. If you have a love for loud, bright and full – you may want to go for the maximalist look. For instance, you’ll need couches, chairs, desk lamps, and all sorts of figurines. The key here is to make the room look full and lived in. For instance, you want there to be minimal walking room and maximum lounging space – your living room is for living after all.
- The minimalist’s understated arena. If you don’t like the maximalist look – or any look for that matter – you may want to go for the minimalist look. For instance, a simple coffee table, chairs and a small couch should do. Anything else would be superfluous. Plus, the furniture should match the scale of the room – anything too big just won’t do. In the end, a minimalist can get away with a lot if he or she is careful – but not too careful.