Choose Living Room Furniture That Expresses Your Personality

When you’re decorating your living room you’ll need the right furniture. It can be a bit overwhelming at first – how much space do you have and which pieces will fit where? Which furniture represents your unique taste in décor and is everything comfortable and inviting? Making your living room feel like home is a fun process once you get started. to help you get in the groove, here are a few tips on how to mix and match living room furniture.

Tip #1: Choose a color scheme.

The first step is to choose what color scheme you like the best. Pick a base wall color and paint. Next, shop for furniture that will complement the wall color. For example, if you have a yellow wall, use living room furniture that has green hues that accent the wall color and make it look warm and inviting. Or, if you have chosen to go with a dark wall color, find living room furniture that has bright colors. A brightly colored sofa or chair will pop when placed against a darker colored wall.

Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Following a few rules about your color scheme is key, but after that, you can experiment. You might stumble across a piece of furniture that makes you want to dare to be a little different. You might stumble across something at your favorite flea market or antique store that is unexpected and makes stirs your imagination. Whatever it is, embrace your choices to mix and match furniture. Use unexpected combinations and look online for design photos that combine mismatched furniture to see how you can weave it together.

Tip #3: Balance it out.

Funky designs will shake things up, but you can tone it down a little by balancing things out. How do you do this? Create symmetrical designs and balanced arrangements of seating. Make sure the layout of the room is not cluttered and pull the look together with small accent pieces that  tie everything together.

Your home is an expression of who you are. It should be a place that brings you relaxation and comfort, but it should also be a place that is welcoming and memorable for guests.

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