Top Five Friday
5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Designing Your Living Room
When it comes to home decor, we tend to start off by complicating things. Before we even settle on the correct colour we want our walls to be, we automatically start thinking of coffee tables and side table lamps. Little do we know, these small details come after a more considerable range of decisions to make. Many questions and factors should come to us before rugs and throws; ones of style, feelings, and utility. Luckily, we’re here to help. This week’s Top Five Friday gathers five questions you should ask yourself when designing your living room.
What’s your style?
Have you taken a moment to sit down and think of what you really, genuinely want? We tend to get caught up by small details during the design process, but determining your style first thing first will help you establish priorities and necessities. Are you into modern spaces? Or are you more boho? A mix of both, perhaps? Take all the time you need to research and decide on a style you want to stick to throughout your living room. It will bring coherence to your space and be a true reflection of who you are as a person.
What do you NOT like?
This question is another one that you should ask yourself when designing your living room. First, establish your wants and needs. But second, make sure to jot down what you do NOT want. Knowing this is as important as knowing what you do, want. It will help you stick to your priorities. Maybe you aren’t into stripes, or you might be against putting a TV in your living room. And that’s 100% okay. Knowing this, you know you won’t have to waste your time on television-related accessories or furniture. You will also be able to use more space in your living room for things you actually like, such as reading. Why not create a reading nook? Options are infinite when it comes to designing your space!
How do you want your living room to feel?
Do you want it to feel warm or revigorating? Bright or dark? Deciding on how you want your living room to feel is another critical first step in the design process. It further enhances your style, as well as your priorities list. Stick to what you truly want and to what you’ll want in the future. It might be hard to project yourself in the following months and years, but try to establish the feeling you want your living room to reflect. After all, it is where you are going to wind down and relax, as well as where you’ll spend a lot of free time. Make sure it reflects the feelings you want to feel, too!
How do you want to feel in your living room?
In parallel to what has just been mentioned, take some time to reflect on how you want to feel in your living room. If you’re going to feel energized, consider a pop of colours in your furniture choices, and opt for brightness. Want to feel relaxed and soothed? Go all-in for comfort! Choose a comfortable sectional sofa where you can kick your feet up, and a soft, warm rug. You’ll be spending a lot of time there, so make sure you know you’ll feel good in your living room!
What are your habits?
Do you like to read? Do you enjoy eating your meal in your living room? Do you only have time to sit down and relax when you drink your morning coffee? Answering these questions will ultimately make it easier for you to decide on where to put your energy. If you like to read, why not consider creating a cozy reading nook? If you’re the type of person who just loves to eat in front of their favourite show at night, try to find a coffee table that could support your wine glass and sushi platter. Taking your habits into consideration is a vital decor decision; it contributes to creating a space that is truly made for YOU.
TOP FIVE FRIDAY
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