Your home is the one place I feel you can truly be yourself in, and the same can be said for the whole family really. It’s the place you relax, you unwind, you share intimate moments as a family, and altogether it can be your utter pride and joy. However, you can get a little complacent with your home, and often the decorating side of things can become less of a priority as you focus more on your family dynamic. But, we could all do with a family-friendly living space that everyone can enjoy, and as a living room tends to be the place to do it, I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can create that perfect space in your home. I hope it provides you with some inspiration and that kick start you need to create one yourself.
Get inspiration from all sorts of sources
One of the first things you might want to do is to think about the type of room you want to create. This is where some people can fall a little short because they feel less than inspired, especially if you have a blank canvas to start with. However, there is so much inspiration out there you just need to know where to look. One area to start with would be social media, and two platforms, in particular, would be Instagram and Pinterest. Both are very visual which can help on the inspirational side of things, but they can also prove useful. Instagram has an array of home interior accounts where people share their real-life homes, and they can be very inspiring. Pinterest can be a little more practical where you can find articles or blogs on all sorts of things such as storage, how to guides and just articles where people share their home interiors. All of which can provide you with ideas for your own home. Also try checking out sites like Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy which are my 2 favourite interior blogs.
Shop online for some of the best deals
Many people will agree that shopping online can often provide you with some of the best deals for things like furniture. Whether you are looking for larger pieces of furniture or smaller trinkets, there will be a website or method of purchase to suit your needs. For starters, companies like Think fabric lounges have an array of larger pieces of furniture, but then websites like eBay could provide you with the perfect trinkets and decorative pieces. There are also platforms like Etsy and other larger department stores all housing special deals and incentives to buy online. It could definitely be a worthwhile exercise to shop around and all from the comfort of your own home.
Consider storage options to create a decluttered space
Finally, you may want to think about how you use the space moving forward, and often storage can be a high priority when it comes to decorating rooms especially when you have a growing family. This is when decluttering your home and ensuring that everything has a place enables you to keep your home tidy and a relaxed environment the whole family can enjoy.
I hope that these tips help you to create the perfect living room for your family.
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