The 14 Easy, Unexpected Living Room Decorating Ideas

The 14 Easy, Unexpected Living Room Decorating Ideas   Introduction: If you’ve got a small living room, you may have some decisions to make about your decorating style and the type of space you want …

The 14 Easy, Unexpected Living Room Decorating Ideas

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If you’ve got a small living room, you may have some decisions to make about your decorating style and the type of space you want to create. What’s important is that you love your home and enjoy spending time there. After all, if the only thing that makes your room feel like it belongs in the house is its look then why not change it up? With these 14 easy ideas for living room decorating, we promise our living rooms will be just as happy with their new looks as they were with their old ones!

Highlight your favorite things with a gallery wall.

A gallery wall is a way to display your favorite things in your home. It’s all about the art, so you can use canvases or wood frames if that’s what floats your boat. The idea is to have a bunch of pictures on display and make them look like they belong together.

You don’t have to have an empty wall for this kind of display—you can even do it around your dining table! But if you want something extra special, consider putting up some artwork from local galleries that have meaning for you (or maybe just because it’s beautiful). You could even frame one or two pieces together with different styles at different angles so they form a cohesive whole when viewed from afar.

Repurpose accent pillows in different ways.

  • Use pillows as a throw pillows.
  • Use pillows as decorative pillows.
  • Use pillows as bed pillows, floor pillows, and headrests.
  • Use them as seat cushions in couches or chairs!

Make your living room feel like a library with bookshelves.

Bookshelves are an easy way to give your living room a library feel. You can use them as a focal point, or add books and other display items to the shelves—like vases or figurines. Use different colors and textures in the same room for added interest.

Add small pops of color to give the space personality.

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  • Make sure to add small pops of color to furniture, rugs, and artwork.
  • Use accent pillows to add color.
  • Add a small rug to the floor or use colorful artwork on the wall instead of just painting it white! This is an easy way to give your living room an instant boost in style and personality without spending too much money on decorating materials at all (or spending even more if you want something more elaborate). In this case, it’s all about finding just the right pieces that will work well together while still making sure they blend well with what else is already in your space so it doesn’t look like there are any glaring mismatches between them when viewed from different angles; otherwise people might get confused about what exactly belongs where.”

Embrace fresh air.

If you’re looking to add some fresh air to your living room, here are a few ideas:

  • Open the windows. This will allow more light and natural ventilation in your home.
  • Use fans or a humidifier to increase humidity levels and keep dust from collecting on furniture surfaces (and other things).

Create more privacy with curtains if you don’t want to feel watched by neighbors.

If you want to add privacy and make your house more livable, curtains can be a great option. Curtains can be used for windows and doors, but they also provide the opportunity to create a wall between rooms. You can use the back of one curtain panel as an end table or even hang them from hooks on the ceiling so that they block out light from entering each room individually.

Curtains can also be made from many different materials, including cotton sheets (which are easy to wash), decorative fabrics, or even foil strips sold at craft stores!

Refresh the space with new furniture.

Furniture can be used to create a room, space, and look. They can also be used to create a theme or mood.

  • Choose furniture that matches the style of your living room. If you have a modern-looking home and need something traditional, look for pieces that are in line with your decorating scheme (think French country). If you’re looking for something more rustic, try rustic furniture like log cabins or barn wood tables with white wrought iron chairs around them.
  • Give each piece its own role in the overall design scheme by grouping similar pieces together so they work together harmoniously throughout the entire room rather than just filling up one particular spot where everything else stands out even more because there’s nothing else there but those two pieces!

Use patterns and texture for visual interest to liven up the room.

Patterned wallpaper, rugs, and pillows can be used to create visual interest. You don’t need to go all out with patterned furniture or wall treatments; these items are best when used sparingly.

For example:

  • Use different patterns on the walls and furniture so that each area has a different feel and look.
  • Add artwork with patterns (like this one) to add an extra layer of dimensionality to your living room decorating ideas!

Don’t forget about the flooring, especially if you have hardwood floors.

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Don’t forget about the flooring, especially if you have hardwood floors. These can be a great addition to your living room and give it a cozy feel, but they also need some extra attention in order to stay beautiful.

  • When it comes to caring for your wood floors, there are three main things that you’ll want to do regularly: sweep them weekly with a soft-bristle brush; vacuum frequently (a couple of times per week); and use an appropriate cleaning product (such as Nature’s Miracle) on stains or marks left by pets.
  • If any damage occurs from something like spills or stains on the surface of your hardwood flooring—or even if just one board appears damaged—don’t panic! It might seem daunting at first but really just requires some elbow grease and patience on your part (and ours). You could try using an orbital buffer instead of sandpaper when polishing out those scratches so that they don’t show up again later down the road after everything else has been fixed up properly first!

Bring plants into your living room to create a natural, outdoorsy feeling in your home.

Bringing plants into your living room can be a great way to add color and interest to your living room. Not only do they provide a natural element, but they also help improve air quality by filtering out toxins in the air. Furthermore, using plants in your living room will create a more relaxed atmosphere that invites guests into the space without feeling too formal or stuffy.

You can even use specific types of plants (such as succulents) as seating options! This is especially useful if you have limited space because most succulents require very little care and maintenance—they only need water once every couple of weeks!

Make your living room feel like an art gallery with paintings and sculptures.

  • Paintings and sculptures can add color and texture to a space.
  • Paintings, sculptures, and other objects can be used to add color and texture to a space.

Consider rugs when thinking about the flooring to make the space cozy and warm.

Rugs are a great way to make your living room look cozy and warm. They can also help with noise reduction, which is always helpful when you’re trying to concentrate on something else in the room (like watching TV). Rugs can also be used as a visual focal point, providing easy points of reference for setting up furniture. If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to add color or texture but don’t want to go out and buy new rugs, consider adding some old ones!

Let there be light, both natural and artificial, to illuminate the room and make it feel more inviting.

A living room is a great place to relax, but it can also be the stage for entertaining. You’ll want to make sure your guests feel comfortable, but you don’t have to sacrifice style or comfort for that purpose. Here are some easy ways to add light without sacrificing style:

  • Use natural light as much as possible. In fact, you should put your furniture and another decor in an area where there’s plenty of natural sunlight (but not direct sunlight). If you need more than just a few hours of darkness at night, use curtains or drapes over your windows and doors so that only certain parts of the room receive direct sun exposure during certain hours of the day (for example, during morning hours).
  • Create warm lighting with lamps or candles placed strategically around the room; these will create ambiance while still providing some light whenever necessary! If this doesn’t seem like something that would work well enough—or if it doesn’t fit into any other decorating ideas—then consider installing dimmer switches on all electrical devices within reach instead so they can be adjusted according to how much brightness needs changing throughout each day/night cycle.”

You can make all of these changes without hiring an interior designer or taking out a loan, which is great for people on a budget!

You can make all of these changes without hiring an interior designer or taking out a loan, which is great for people on a budget!

  • Make sure you have a plan before you start. It’s important to be realistic about what you can accomplish and how much time it will take. If you don’t have the right tools, materials, and space available, then it may not be possible for your living room to look like this at all (or at least not within the timeframe that was originally planned).
  • Don’t forget that while these ideas are easy-to-implement projects (or even just easy in general), they don’t always translate into great results—especially if there’s no budget in place beforehand.


We know what you’re thinking: these are all pretty easy! But, have you ever watched a home improvement show on TV or read an article about decorating your living room and thought, “Oh, I could do that!”? We bet you have—and chances are good that if not for one reason or another (like not knowing where to start), those ideas might have never come to fruition at all. We hope our tips and tricks will inspire you to make some changes in your own space today (or tomorrow). Good luck!

Chief Editor @ Sale Sofas // Christine Smith is a professional writer and comes up with facts everybody wants to know.