6 Living Space Decoration Ideas
That Are Far From Boring
By Leila Amber
Spring is here once again making it the perfect time to change up the look of your living space. The question is, how? Well, the online world is a huge resource of inspiration and information, but don’t you think that a lot of the looks that you see online almost look somewhat the same?
While most of these interiors look stylish and perfect, that doesn’t mean that they don’t look boring and predictable. If you’re looking for ideas that are far from boring, though (but still look very stylish), then you’ve come to the right place! We are going to share with you our top decoration ideas for a more interesting living room. Ready? Then let’s get started!
Here’s a practical project that is very easy to DIY: paint an accent wall. What’s more is that it can drastically change the look of any space. Looking for a completely fresh and unexpected color? Here are some ideas:
- Kelly Green
- Peachy Pink
- Mustard Yellow
- Electric Blue
- Midnight Black
Once you’re done painting, you might want to zoom in and renew your home interior accessories and decor as well. Don’t know where to start? Here are two areas that we suggest for you to focus on:
If you’re not entirely excited about painting your walls green, then how about shifting the focal point to something else...like your ceiling? You can install a statement chandelier. You can choose from a wide selection of tiered, architectural, industrial pieces, and more. Choose one that speaks to you but also matches the rest of your interiors—something that can tie your entire living space together.
Here’s a pro tip: If you can’t find the piece that you want, then why not make one yourself? We’ve seen really interesting ones online made up of bike wheels, reclaimed wood, and more.
If you don’t want to shift the attention from your walls, but you still want another option besides painting it, then here’s an alternative idea: you can hang wall art. However, with the thousands of photos online showing a thousand and one different ways to properly hang and arrange framed wall art, don’t you want something else to hang?
Why don’t you hang up your collection? Whether that’s sun hats, antique bottles, plants, baskets, or plates, your wall won’t just serve as a conversation starter but it will also show your fun and unique personality.
Carpets and Rugs
We’ve talked about your walls and ceilings, but what about your floor? Well, we can’t leave it barren that’s for sure. Instead of laying down a wide area rug, though, which is what anyone would do, why don’t you try and layer different patterned pieces on top of each other? It will add warmth, texture, and a pop of pattern, especially to a minimalist space.
It might require a little bit of an investment, but the expense is going to be worth it. You don’t even have to get a sofa set, you can simply get one piece made, that again, can serve as an accent piece for the entire room.
Choose unique materials and a design that will highlight quality and craftsmanship. It will also show your excellent taste and refinement.
If you don’t have the budget to invest in a custom-made piece, then how about making an unconventional choice with your couch instead? You see, sofas are usually straight and even with their cushioning, they sport hard angles. The popularity of the L-shaped sofa is proof of that. Curved couches, on the other hand, serve as a pleasant change. It is also cozier and more intimate. To complete the look, partner up your curved sofa with a circular center table.
We hope that you have enjoyed the article and that we have given you fresh ideas to think about. If there’s one tip that we’d want you to take away from our post, it’s this: you don’t have to give your living space a complete overhaul to give it a new look. In fact, you don’t even need a collection of different one-of-a-kind items. Most of the time, it’s better to have one or two accent pieces that can serve as the focal point of the space, with no other pieces to steal their spotlight. Have fun decorating!
Leila Amber is a Design Trend Setter at Knothome and a passionate writer, home decor and design enthusiast. She has a keen interest in the content that inspires her to dig deeper into the practice and create helpful design and decor guides.