Nowadays, most homes do not have a designated formal space for entertaining guests and important people. Those days of formal get together and evening parties are rare in modern homes as space is a luxury in most modern cities. As a result, homes take on a casual approach when the living room is being designed and set up. However, being casual in your décor approach does not have to mean that you would not have anything definite to shape it with. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Multi functional rooms
Most homes call for a multi functional living room as per modern lifestyles. In small homes the living room is the natural space to wander in when you wish to sit back and read the papers, making a call or to watch television. Hence, comfort along with style needs to be the essence of decorating your living room. Even if you have functional furniture pieces, make it special by using affordable inspirational wall stickers which will add a different touch to the room.
Draperies to choose
Much depends on the kind of draperies you choose to have for your living room. For a casual look it would do well to opt for light fabric curtains which are sheer fabrics that allow the light and air to flow through the room freely. If you have an open verandah or windows of the room, emphasis on openness by opting for light fabrics in draperies, add on inspirational wall stickers for a nice touch and a bohemian feel to the room.
Create a neutral backdrop
Those who are looking to have a casual living room space, it is best to create the background accordingly. You need pale wall shades to get started. This will allow you to mix and match among furniture items of different shades as well as to opt for colorful draperies that will help add a colorful and fun look to your liking room. Coordinate with colors and choose different shades for the furniture, carpet and other accessories so that a medley of color forms in the space.
Add on shelves and bins
In order to make your living room more functional, add to the shelves. These are easily set up with modular pieces that come in ready made forms. The shelves can act as multifunctional spaces where you could place books, décor items and others. Have bins in colorful and quirky designs where you could throw in magazines and toys to keep the space neatly in an easy manner. There are futon seats that can act as storage options which make them functional for small but delightful living room spaces.