Living rooms play an important role in Indian homes. Despite its family-friendly attribute, Indian living rooms are mostly designed to be a blend of both formal and informal vibe. It’s the room we relax in after a long day at work; entertain in at the weekends and binge-watch the latest box sets in the evenings, so your living room decoration should be carefully thought out to reflect your own impeccable interior style and how you want to enjoy it.
Each and every element of your living room should complement your personality so that you can relish its warmth after a long and tiring day. If you’re looking to update your furniture or experiment with new accents, you’ve probably been bombarded with the most recent trends but which ones will stand the trial of time and leave your lounge room looking crisp for years to come? From the coolest color trends to much-loved classics or latest contemporary styles, we’ve rounded up the best living room decoration ideas we think have real staying power…
1. Handmade Charcoal Portraits
Portraits are one of the cost-effective and elegant way for your living room makeover. Be it your family picture, your pet’s portrait or your favorite travel experience or just any random scenery. You can just frame any picture and display it on your gallery wall. BookMyPainting is one such platform where you bring this idea into action. They have a team of talented and dedicated artists who’ll turn your pictures into masterpiece. BookMyPainting offers different mediums to choose from. From raw and monochromatic charcoal sketches to lustrous oil paintings to old-school Charcoal portraits. Their 100% handmade portraits will definitely complement your living space and your personality.
2. Recycled Plastic Swing Chair
Swing chairs are super fun and trendy. They do not occupy much floor space like your traditional armchair which means low maintenance. Cozy and cool at the same time. And what’s better when you’re saving the planet by using a recycled plastic one.
3. Handmade Scented Candles
Candles have evolved over time from a source of light to a living room decoration accent. Using handmade scented candles is a perfect way to subtly add a wonderful fragrance to your space and cover up unwelcome odors. Scented candles help you relax, feel calm, energized and help your brain get into a more productive mindset. Light up a few candles and watch your space turn into a magical and candlelit experience.
4. Rechargeable Lanterns
Get over the traditional glass lanterns and switch to the new-generation rechargeable lanterns. These lanterns are not only convenient and energy-efficient but also light as a feather. They can be charged via ac plug, dc plug, dynamo crank function, or with solar panels and comes with a handy USB port. You can also bring them on your next camping adventure.
5. Crystal Chandelier
Chandelier fixtures, once considered as mere candle holders have now emerged into grandiose series of light which revolutionized the concept of elegance and functionality. Crystal chandeliers complement almost all kinds of interior themes and greatly reflect the style preference of the homeowner. Install a chandelier according to your taste and theme and make a big statement today.
6. Ottomans over the coffee table
The Ottomans are the hidden gem that may be missing from your space. It can be used as storage, extra seating and even a coffee table! You can top them with a tray to hold blooms and books. Then when it’s family time, they become footrests. So don’t overlook this handy piece of furniture and bring home your versatile ottomans today!
7. Gallery Wall
If you’re quite an art connoisseur you can show off your favorite finds finest (not just pictures) and give your living room tons of characters. After all, the living room can be translated as a representation of the host. Gallery walls are eye-catching and expand or accentuate the height of the room. It might seem too busy if you have small space, but it can actually make it feel larger. Besides comfortable, it makes your living room looks quirky and unique. From nicely arranged picture frames to plates, mirrors, Polaroid’s and fairy lights, you can experiment with anything that expresses your soul.
Magnetic Modular Touch LED Lamps
Lightings add a sense of sophistication and take your living space to a whole new level. This is an innovative technology with the benefit of energy-saving and cool concept of touch sensitivity. You can also call the smart lighting. These hexagonal units can be joined together magnetically to cover any area and turned on or off individually by touch.
Floating Wall Shelves
One of the best functional living room decoration ideas. Floating shelves give the illusion of being suspended in the air with no obvious indication of support. They add a sense of personality to the room while reflecting your interests in the form of plants, books or curio’s that you can use them to the shelf. Today, shelves come in the most creative and unique patterns that simply spruce up any living space.
Contemporary Indian Wooden Swing
Indian wooden swing or popularly known as “jhoola” can be the finest living room decoration ideas for contemporary style. There is an automatic sense of pleasure with its soothing rocking motion. They provide you with a sense of thrones, reserved for the masters of the house. Imagine having a long and tiring day and then coming home and enjoying your best-brewed coffee with the slow, rocking motion of your jhoola. We’re sure you felt that sense of comfort. Still, imagining? Bring your comfort home today.
Hand-woven plush rug
Want to have the soft, feathery like feeling every time you lower legs from the couch? Then bringing home a hand-woven plush rug is exactly what you need. Its elegant, luxurious – plush, a real treat for your feet. These rugs are made with great time and effort only to make it durable, versatile and stand heavy foot traffic. A hand-woven one will definitely provide you the coziness and comfort. Choose from various sizes and designs available and feel all fuzzy and warm.
Vintage Wall Clock
Wall clocks are the long, forgotten classics because we really don’t need them in the modern world, thanks to our smartphones and smartwatches. But wall clocks have actually come back into fashion in the past few years. They provide the perfect touch to a bare wall and are an easy substitute for a painting or a mirror. They give style and add personality to the living room and are available in all kinds of styles and shapes.
Houseplants are back on-trend. They not only add a refreshing feel to the room, in addition to purifying the air but also regulate the humidity and prevent several insects from entering your sacred space. Adding some living, breathing greenery provides a vibrant splash of colors. Just remember to water them though. It’s the best breath of fresh air you could give your living room.
Throw Pillows and Cushions
Craving for a change? For an instant makeover throw a pillow instead (or three). Pillows and cushions are traditional and budget-friendly ideas to fill up your couch space. Choose the number of numbers and placement according to your space size. You can choose from patterned, embellished, or oddly shaped or you can even create a “pillow scape”. What to do next? Just throw them and jump upon to enjoy your next Netflix series.
Cool Bar Space
Want to show off your 100-year-old wine collection or tired of waiting for your shots at a bar? Then a bar space is all you need. A home bar is the real deal; open shelving with bottles on display, a bar island with bar stools, and even you can add your name like a nameplate or something. You can also upgrade to a wet bar by adding a sink which will help you clean glasses quickly and serve drinks faster. Go for matching cut-glass pieces to quirky antiques and flea-market minds. Now all you have to do is invite your friends over and have a house party.
This is a useful design element when you are in search of creative ways to perk up your boring living space. Textured wallpapers offer excellent advantages over paint or even other types of wallpaper. The biggest benefit of it is how smoothly it hides and covers all the rough spots, holes, cracks and other defects. Choose from a wide range of textures available including bamboo, silk, linen, foil, metallic and grasscloth. This is an affordable and versatile way to change the entire look of your living room.
Right furniture placement and living room decorations play a very important role in enhancing the mood and set a perfect ambiance for any type of event. We’re sure that these tips will transform your living room or family room into a comfortable stylish oasis for you and your guests to enjoy. Have some more ideas? Comment below and let us know what you think about these ideas.