There’s nothing worse than a dull, boring living room. I just love walking into a living room with quirky decor. There’s a ton of different techniques you can use to give your living room a quirky look. It’s a great way to show off your own personal tastes and style too! See what you think of these suggestions…
Use Wood on the Ceiling
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Wood on the ceiling is a fantastic way to add more texture and interest to a room. Although we may not look at the ceiling that much, there’s no reason we can’t decorate it just like any other area of the home. There are lots of tutorials online to help you, so you can find the easiest way to do it for your skill level.
Perhaps you don’t want wood on the ceiling. That’s fine too! Why not paint it the same color as your walls? This can add length to a room. You could even paint a pattern or picture onto it if you’re feeling brave.
Mix and Match Your Cushions
This is a very simple yet effective way to get a quirky look in your living room. Who wants matching cushions anyway? Unless you want a snoozefest in there that is! Mix the sizes and shapes of your cushions, as well as the finishes. Pick patterns, block colors, and even things like sequins.
Use Metallic Accents
Metallic accents add a little something special to the living room. Whether you go for silver, gold, or rose gold, you can’t go wrong with a nice metallic accent or two! It instantly makes the living room more luxurious. You can buy metallic paint, ornaments, and other things. Can’t find metallic accents? Or you’re struggling to fit it into your budget? Buy some paint and DIY it!
Use Alternative Furniture
Nothing says you need to have the standard 3 or 4 seater and 1 or 2 armchairs. You might prefer the bean bag chairs at sackdaddy.com, for instance. Why not take inspiration from the picture included in this post and use halved bathtubs as your sofas? There’s really no limit to the amount of things you can do if you have an imaginative mind!
Create a Cool Focal Point
Making a room look its best cannot be done without a focal point. All rooms need a focal point. Some have them naturally; in the bedroom, the bed is usually the focal point. It can be categorised as the place you look first when you walk into a room. In the living room, you might want to make this the seating area, or even the fireplace. Use sites like Pinterest for inspiration.
Put Up Wonky Shelves
This is a really fun way to display any collections you have on the wall. Wonky shelves look really ‘trippy’, but will keep your belongings safe. Perfect if you love unique accessories!
Use these ideas in your living room and you’ll wow your guests every single time!