Living room, sometimes called parlour room, always is the central part of house and costs the most budget in decorating. Before living room decorating, you must be excited and brainstorm many interesting ideas with your family member or friends. Are all those plans right for your room? Of course not and it always depends on several factors! It is necessary to consider the space, the needs of different families, the budget and more.

No matter whether you buy a new house and tend to design it with the inspired decor ideas or refurbish your old apartment/house, the complete guide on how to decorate a living room would help you make it both functional and good-looking.


Step By Step to Decorate A Living Room

  • 1. Measure Your Living Room

Measurement is the first step for home decoration, which decides the sizes of furniture, rugs, windows and even anything in your room. Without the accurate inches, you are not decorating your home. It is just cobbled together. Thus, please measure length and width of the walls and floor seriously and mark them down., which can save your time in returning the furniture and re-ordering. If you don’t know how to measure, contact some local interior designer companies to relieve your burden.

Measure Living Room Space
Measure Living Room Space


  • 2. Consult and Confirm Your Intention/Need

If you live with your family members, it is in need to communicate with them and design based on your common intention. Some children may need a game and reading space; some elder people may want a resting space or outdoor greenery; some cooking-lovers would pay more attention to the kitchen and dining room…Or if you live solely, everything depends on yourself. In this step, it is also suggested that visit your friends’ or neighbors’ interior design so that the practical decor ideas must come to your mind. After that, write down the intentions or express all you need to the designer.


  • 3. Draw the Layout and Find Related Images

Draw the overall furnishing structure you like of the living room on the paper or using the 3D home design software. Remember to establish the scheme with the measured size. In this step, determine the style at the same time so mark the colors of each furniture, wall, floor on the layout. Thus, you will get the general overview of your living room and modify it flexibly to be better. There is an alternative way of picturing the scheme: finding related images to the designers to display your ideal style and furnishing.


  • 4. Shop Furniture

With the final version of the sketch, shop the furniture smartly on your budget and demand. You can select online furniture store or local furniture shop to get the living room furniture. If you have no idea to start buying, shop the largest piece of the room at first. For example, buy sofa above all, the centerpiece of parlour room, and consider your daily usage, e.g.: purchase an affordable and comfortable love-seat or sofa bed if you spend much more time in lying on the sofa.

Living Room Decoration Shop Furniture



Then, choose the TV stand or coffee table. Especially the coffee table should balance with sofa and generally be 1/2 to 2/3 length of your sofa. The height should be almost the same as the sofa seat. However, once you tend to leave enough space for kids to play, say no to coffee tables or select a small end table for your narrow living room. Shop smartly and compare the prices of items on some online home stores.


  • 5. Pick Up the Decor Items (rug; wall decor, greenery)

The big pieces of living room has been chosen. Now, pick up some decorative things and accessories to add the modern, stylish, or warm flair to your room. Wall arts, including mirrors, canvas, wall decors, can make your living room stylish and attract attention from your guests. Rug is the other choice for room decorating but it must be enough big to fit for all furniture. Greenery is not only the best choice for home decoration, but also does well for your health and affect the moods.


  • 6. Adjust Flexibly

Install the furniture in the correct position of your living room and decorate the living room wall. As the furniture items have been set, don’t move it casually and keep it organized as the layout shown. Next, adjust the furniture, lighting and decorative items flexibly to fit your aesthetic, even though the final actual layout is different from the design sketch.

Living Room Furniture Design
Living Room Furniture Design


  • 7. Do Some Cleaning

Cleaning is the last but not least task to decorate your living room. Considering the packing material of the furniture and the garbage of decorating, do some cleaning completely before moving to the new house. Let your family live in a comfortable and clean space.

There is no doubt that turning to the designer would save lots of time and get rid of annoyances. Start step by step decorating living room right now. If you have any other ideas on how to style a living room, please leave your comment.

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