Living Room Decor Ideas | Expert Interior Design Tips | The Home Depot

Living Room Decor Ideas | Expert Interior Design Tips | The Home Depot


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I’m Christan Vick, a home
stylist at The Home Depot. Whether you’re looking to
totally redo your living room or just bring it up to date, here
are some trending decor ideas to help you get the look that you want. Wall color plays a big part
in freshening up a room, so it’s a great place to start. And you don’t necessarily
need to paint all the walls. Break up a larger room by applying
a complementary or contrasting color to one accent wall. And don’t be afraid to go
bold with your color choices. Also consider wallpapering
all or one of your walls. Wallpaper is back, a popular new trend. And today’s wallpapers offer a wide
array of bold patterns, vibrant colors, and unique textures. Your paper selection can
reflect your existing decor or stand out in a fresh, unexpected
way to make your room pop. Once you’ve created
your focal point, you can start positioning your furniture. Start by positioning your
largest pieces first, and then layer in rugs, tables,
chairs, and accessories. Create a conversation area by
keeping furniture close together in intimate groups. Don’t spread things too
far apart, but do allow enough room between pieces for passage. 2 feet is a good rule. Your conversation area can feature a
mix of sofas, loveseats, or chairs, whatever best suits
the size of your room. If you do place furniture
along the edges of your room, float pieces a few inches
away from the wall. This allows the room to breathe
so that it doesn’t feel cramped. Gallery walls are a huge trend. You can create something
balanced and symmetrical or go for a more free-flowing
and organic feel. To figure out your gallery wall, lay
all of your pieces down on the floor. Move them around and play with
what looks best next to each other. Or you can design your gallery wall by
using paper cutouts of each art piece. Experiment with arrangements
before deciding. There are also online templates to help. Ideally, one of your larger
selections should serve as an anchor point for the arrangement. Try mixing in other shapes, textiles, or
sculptures to tell your personal story. You can also display your art
pieces on decorative wall shelves so that you can easily rearrange
your art as your tastes change. When shopping for textiles like pillows,
window treatments, and area rugs, it’s helpful to bring along a sample
of your wall and furniture colors. Coordinating these design elements
will help tie the whole room together in one cohesive look. If you have neutral-colored furniture,
add pops of color with pillows. When mixing patterns,
make sure they complement each other in either tone or color. Start with larger
random patterns and mix in smaller repetitive
pattern pillows around them. Limit the number of pillows you
use so that they grab attention. Area rugs can help create
different sections within a room as well as reinforce your
overall color scheme. When shopping for area rugs,
consider choosing an outdoor rug. They are typically more durable,
fade-resistant, and easier to clean than indoor rugs. Plus there are vibrant
patterns and colors that you may not expect
to find in outdoor rugs. An important element in
any room is lighting. It can showcase certain aspects
of a room and help set the tone. Floor lamps and sconces are great
options for mid-level lighting. Table lamps work well
for low-level lighting. Here’s a bright idea. Change out your bulbs for ones with
updated LED or smart technology. The new LED bulbs not only
lower your energy bill, they offer better color,
function, and design options than bulbs that came out
just a few years ago. Smart bulbs let you dim and program
your bulb’s brightness and on times. They make it easy to create
overall directional and ambient lighting in each room. Good luck with your project. I hope it’s a lot of fun. For more inspiration on home decor and
creating a look that you will love, visit us online at homedepot.com/decor.

5 thoughts on “Living Room Decor Ideas | Expert Interior Design Tips | The Home Depot

  1. Interesting decor tips, especially about the lighting. Smart bulbs are still not that common, although they should be.

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