HOW TO DECORATE YOUR LIVING ROOM? (in 5 steps)
In this article, you will learn how to decorate your living room in 5 steps.
Before that, I was wondering:
Frankly, I don’t know if you’re like me, but we know a lot of inspirational home decor blogs… They are ALL as inspiring and beautiful as each other. But frankly, I do not know of any decoration blog that teaches us concretely how to decorate our interior. While that should be the basis of a decoration blog… no?
I am Nathalie Evrard, interior designer and decorator for the Botte Secrète agency. My mission is to teach as many people as possible how to decorate your home to obviously make your house even more beautiful, but above all to make the world more beautiful =) (yes in all modesty ^ _ ^)
Statistics tell us:
What can motivate big changes of decor in your interior?
23% a worn or old-fashioned decor
13% the arrival of a child
12% a salary increase
10% in Spring
5% the arrival of a new spouse
5% Water damage (or other urgent work)
These figures are rather interesting and show us that there is a trigger for wanting to redo all your decor 😉
It's pretty true, we always put off our decoration project: no time, no finances, no energy, something else to do, to think about ... Do you recognize yourself?
Let's focus on the topic of this article: decorating our living room
Because you know, the living room is often at the heart of the house, it is a centerpiece! We spent a lot of time there with family, with our friends (for an aperitif for example), in front of a good movie with his or her darling. We make fabulous memories in our living room. It is therefore important to create a warm, cozy, welcoming living room, where you feel good. The living room is as much a "private" room (be quiet on a Sunday in front of "House for sale") as "public" (with the girlfriends for a gourmet snack). Suddenly, I think the living room should reflect your personality, your desires, your tastes, to feel good there and be proud to present your style and decor.
So today I'm helping you revamp your living room in just 5 steps (5 steps that you can apply right away):
STEP n ° 1> FIND YOUR ATMOSPHERE
The first question to ask yourself is: What mood do you really want? The living room is warm and welcoming, so choose soft and comfortable materials.
How do you find your atmosphere / your style in practice? It does well simply by looking for inspiration in magazines, on blogs, and on the internet (I recommend Pinterest, it's an image search engine, it's an endless source of inspiration for beautiful interiors. )
Take the time to stroll through the different living room images and save the living room atmospheres that you like the most.
Then choose 2 to 3 mood images that you would like in your living room (ideally, 2 to 3 images of the same style, example: countryside, modern, luxurious, Scandinavian ...)
Choose a flagship color that you want in your decor (example: a soft green, duck blue, powder pink, mustard yellow, etc.)
Then choose a dominant material that matches your style (example: wood, metal, glass, linen, etc.)
Create a mini mood board with your 2, 3 images, your color and your material:
STEP n ° 2> MAKE A STATEMENT OF YOUR SHOW
In your current living room: What furniture do you want to keep / give / throw away? What accessories do you want to keep, give away, throw away?
To harmonize with your new ambience: Will your furniture go with the new style? (use your mini mood board to answer this question)
Can / should your furniture / objects be moved / replaced? Do you need more storage? (I invite you to read this blog post on space optimization if you think you do not know how to optimize your living space)
Think about your existing elements, the floor, the walls, do they go with the new vibe? Are these elements neutral, too marked, too dark? ... Do you need to renovate your walls, to repaint them? ...
Taking an inventory will allow you to create a good base for the new decoration.
STEP n ° 3> DEFINE A SHOPPING LIST
Once you have a good idea of your ambiance, what to keep and what not to keep, it's time to define the decor you need.
Keeping in mind the harmony of our mood board and our existing elements, what am I going to need to create this style that I want?
Look at your mini mood board and find the key elements of this atmosphere, which could be: a plant, a pattern, a poster, a lamp ...
Then list these items.
Establish a decoration budget that should not be exceeded, so you will choose the stores according to your budget (see the Youtube channel of La Botte Secrète Décoration: 11 really inexpensive decoration stores! Yes, it's a gift 😉)
Then list your purchases or DIY (Do It Yourself) to make, which will highlight your new style. DIYs allow you to really personalize your interior. In addition, doing something with your hands is really rewarding, you will be proud of yourself! =)
STEP 4> GIVE EVEN MORE STYLE
For a really successful decoration for a living room, install the essential elements:
Textiles: plaid, cushions, curtains, rugs
A coffee table
A few plants and 1 or 2 vases
Small side tables (to move everywhere)
Multiply the lighting: table lamp, floor lamp, garland, wall lights, candles
For a successful living room decor, you must have all these elements 😉
STEP n ° 5> ANIMATE YOUR WALLS
To complete the decor of his living room, liven up your empty walls using: frames, a canvas, an accumulation of mirrors, a wallpaper, a painting?
All these ideas will give personality to your walls!
YOURS TO PLAY: From now on, take a few minutes for yourself, take a piece of paper and a pencil and write:
What atmosphere would I like? What color ? What material ?
What do you want to keep from your current living room?
What budget can you plan for the future decoration?
What essential items are you lacking? Example: curtains, a rug, a plaid ???…
Finally, what could you put on your walls to add personality?
Go ahead, let's go! Thinking about these subjects will allow you to start your project in concrete terms =)
I hope these 5 tips will help you redecorate your living room. Tell me in the comments if this is the case, tell me what atmosphere you would like to have in your home 😉 For my part, I love a rather white atmosphere with touches of pastel colors ^ _ ^