From time to time, sprucing up a room is something to put on your to-do list to keep things interesting. Turning your living room into a hot spot for fun and entertaining may be just the right tack for you to follow. In order to transform your living room into a bustling party room, approaching your interior decorating project from multiple angles will yield the best results. Finding the balance in converting your living room into party central while maintaining plenty of comfort for those occasions when you choose to keep things more low key is critical in determining your vision and how to achieve it.
The first thing you should do is map out your plans for your project, including details such as your budget, your overall vision and the best way to satisfy both considerations. Specific details that you want to consider, once you have established your budget and the ultimate effect that you are striving to obtain, are the finer details such as furnishings, art work, flooring materials, area rugs, and lighting considerations, among other design factors.
What Type of Style Do you Want?
The question of “what do you want?” in your living room renovation is paramount, particularly since you want it to be a room of dual purpose, in being your living space as well as your entertaining space. Depending on your lifestyle and personal taste, the answer to this query can vary widely. If you want something classically modern with clean lines and basic colors such as beige and earth tones, you will give yourself a great deal of latitude to allow yourself a versatile space, which will be as ripe for resting and relaxing as it will be for entertaining and enrapturing.
If you have your sights set on something more specific that infuses specific and bold colors such as oranges and greens, keep that in mind and ask yourself if that type of design will lend itself to being a place of comfort when it is just you and your family, home for a night of down time.
Choosing to Keep it Simple to Provide Practicality and Versatility
If you do choose to keep the foundation of the room basic while adorning it with modern art, kitsch furnishings or unorthodox lighting, you will be well on your way to a smooth transition. One way to keep things simple is in selecting a laminate flooring over carpeting since laminates are durable and resistant to stains and scratches. When you choose this type of flooring, you won’t be worried about a guest dropping their hors d’oeuvres on the floor or dragging a chair across the room to sit down for a chat, resulting in creating an unsightly stain or blemish of any kind.
Lighting and Other Accents to Make Your Room Snap to Party Action
Lighting goes a long way toward creating the space of your celebration-central dreams. You can create just the right ambience by selecting lighting such as track lighting, floor lamps, ceiling suspended lamps, or by wedding an outdoors idea with your interior with decorative hanging lanterns. Your choice of lighting will give you the freedom to produce a wide array of atmospheric results in your newly designed space.
Let your imagination soar when selecting items such as chairs, tables, throw pillows, ornate rugs, paintings, sculptures, kitsch pieces and so much more.
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