There are eight things to consider when decorating a room for visitors, read on to find out what they are:
- Natural light
When decorating a room with visitors in mind, think about maximising the natural light in a room. Consider redecorating using pale, neutral colours to maximise the feeling of space and light. If the space is small, use a paint range with light reflective qualities and add some well-placed mirrors to help maximise light-levels in the room.
- Give thought to the flooring
Flooring will have a huge impact on the room, if the room is small and you want to emphasise the space as much as possible, then chose a colour that matches the walls to create continuity. On the other hand, if the room is large and you want it to seem cosier, add a rug in a contrasting colour.
- Focal point
Create or emphasise an existing focal point in your living room. Your living room may well already have a natural focal point, like a vintage fireplace or picture window, if so organise the room to make the most of it and arrange the furniture to emphasis it. If you don’t have a natural focal point, you can easily create one by hanging a distinctive piece of artwork on the wall or by incorporating a piece of statement furniture into your design scheme.
When arranging the furniture in your living room, think about accessibility and how easily your visitors will able to move around the room. Consider carefully the spacing of coffee table to sofas for example. Do you need some seats that are at a higher level or give better back support for instance?
Consider what will make your guests most comfortable. If you’re kitting out your living room from scratch think about the type and arrangement of the furniture. Consider also those extras you could add to make the room cosy and comfortable, a throw or extra cushions for instance – but don’t go overboard:
- Avoid clutter
When decorating a room for visitors de-clutter as much as you can. A room without clutter tends to be more appealing to guests, creating a more spacious and calm environment. Direct Furniture Land has a range of furniture that will help you make the most of your living room, help hide the clutter and look stylish too.
Consider the existing lighting in your living room and how it could be improved upon. Think about adding new lighting at different levels, table lights, reading lamps, accent lighting to throw light on key objects and overhead lighting. Different lighting can be employed at different times of day and for different purposes to create a welcoming ambience.
Inject a little personality into your living room; add a quirky vintage find or a unique piece of craft work. Lou Lou’s vintage fairs would be just the place to pick up an eye-catching item, visiting over 40 locations across the country, it should be in easy reach. Alternatively, check out your local auction room, charity shops and car boot sales. You never know what you might discover and what conversations it might inspire amongst your guests.
There you have it, eight things for you to consider when decorating your living room for visitors. We hope you’ve found it helpful.