Decorating your new home can be an exciting and fun new experience. But it can also be stressful when you don’t know where to start or what to decorate with. Luckily, it is only a difficult task when you don’t know where to begin. I’m going to help you by providing a few decorating tips for your living room so that you don’t have to worry about messing anything up in your new home. Here are 8 living room decorating tips.

Make sure you have the correct sizes

Before you can fully decorate your living space, you need to make sure that everything you have is going to fit appropriately. You can’t jump right into decorating if your furniture has been stuffed into the room, taking up all of the space that you had.

If you are working with a large space, you don’t have to worry about your furniture seeming cramped and you can decorate freely. If you have a small space, make sure your furniture fits comfortably before starting the decorating process.

Make sure you have the correct sizes

Make sure the rugs and curtains match

If your rug has a pattern, your curtain should share the same pattern or, at the very least, have the same colours as the rug somewhere on the curtain. The biggest mistake that people make when they are decorating their homes is that they often forget that everything is going to come together as a big picture. If you don’t have pieces in your home that match, it’s going to look as if someone spilt paint on your portrait.

Speaking of portraits, you should add in art canvas pieces

You want to make sure that you have some art hanging around so that you seem creative and lively. Even if you are trying to keep your home classic and traditional, you should have art like this hanging up somewhere in your living room. It’s very important to have a splash of colour in a room where you spend most of your time.

Consider throw pillows

While this isn’t a mandatory thing that you need to add to your home, it can make things look a lot more comfortable and cozy. The best part about adding throw pillows to a chair or the couch is that they don’t necessarily have to match as long as the colours are compatible. If you have a black couch, you can choose any kind of throw pillow and it will work perfectly with the room.

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Don’t be afraid to put yourself in a corner

If you don’t plan on having a plant or a table in the corner of the room, it can collect dust and look a little empty. So, why not put yourself in the corner? Whether you place a desk to work at in the corner, or a chair for a guest, you should always have something in the corner of the room. The benefits of putting the couch or a chair in the corner is that you will have more open space in the center of your living room.

Put decorations on your coffee table

If you don’t have a hyper pet or a child, you can easily make your home look even more decorated by placing things on your coffee table. You can have a small plant, a statue, a picture, or anything you would like. Just make sure that it is centered so that it doesn’t look odd. And you should apply a small place mat or cloth under the item on the coffee table so that it stands out better and brings the look together.

Avoid clashing with the wall colour

If you have already painted your living room, you want to make sure that nothing you put into your home is going to clash with that colour. If your wall is grey, you want to avoid having anything that is heavily grey in the room. Instead, you should go with yellow, black, or white. There are plenty of colour guides that you can follow if you are afraid that you won’t be able to find the right combination of colours to decorate your home with.

Bigger rugs are ideal, but you can always stack small rugs

While it isn’t necessarily the most convenient way to decorate, you can add in multiple small rugs to your living room and avoid the price of a large one that will cover the whole floor. Just make sure that you follow a placement pattern so that guests don’t assume that you just bought a bunch of rugs and threw them down wherever they would fit. There you have it. 8 decorating tips that you should highly consider when you are decorating your first ever living room.