February 25, 2022 3 min read
The thought of decorating a space as large as a lounge may feel like a daunting task, however designing a space that suits the needs of you and your family is easier than you think. There are seven essential steps that you should keep in mind when planning out the design, and décor of your lounge.
Before purchasing any furniture or décor, first measure the space you have to work with. Getting an accurate sense of how many square feet you have will ensure that all furniture fits perfectly into your lounge. Measuring the room will not only save you time and money but will also ensure that you minimise on the back and forth of ordering and returning furniture and accessories because they don't fit into a space as you had hoped they would.
Determining the lifestyle that you want to create or lead will significantly shape the decorating process. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to decorating and furnishing a living room. Maximising the space and use of the room will also help determine what furnishings you intend to decorate the room with. Take into consideration fixtures that are already present in the room as this may affect the furniture arrangement. It is imperative to be realistic about the use of the space in your lounge. Make sure the room reflects you and your lifestyle. If you have kids or pets, your decorating decisions may also need to accommodate them. If you have kids, should generally avoid glass side tables and coffee tables or too many floor lamps that could be tripping hazards. Opt for wooden tables and wall sconces instead.
The kind of feeling you want for the room will impact the décor that goes into you lounge. You may find it challenging if you want various types of décor styles, however there is no need to commit solely to one particular look. Turn to your favourite inspirational looks to assist you with deciding on the overall design direction. Have fun with this process as you have the freedom to design according to your own preference.
Figuring out how your ideal furniture pieces will function in a space is an essential step before you grab your wallet and go out shopping. Consider making a ‘room board,’ gather images of the furniture you intend to use and see if all of these pieces fit together. You may find that by taking this extra step you may unfortunately like the aesthetic of the room. This is a great way to make simple changes and swaps and fine-tune the look before you place the final order.
We understand that furniture can be pricey which is why it is always a good idea to purchase the bigger pieces first and spread out your purchase of the other elements over time. Start with pieces like the sofa, coffee table, or rugs and build from there. This will also help you visualise the direction you have chosen to take for the décor of the room.
A lot of time is spent in the lounge and majority of that time is spent on the sofa, buying the best sofa you can afford will not only help you save in the long run but will also ensure that it lasts longer.
Walls are a great element to decorate in a room as it adds character, colour and depth to the space. Take into consideration the amount of wall space you have, and decorate accordingly. Large art pieces or a picture wall, depending on your style are always great ways to decorate.
Plants make for the perfect finishing touch in any lounge. Greenery adds life and freshness to any room without breaking the bank. If you are on a budget consider using faux plants in your decoration as opposed to fresh plants.