10 unexpectedly beautiful ways to decorate your living room

Our living rooms are the most used rooms in our homes. We relax in them, we entertain in them, and sometimes we nap in them after a long day.

Because we spend so much time in our living rooms, we want to make sure that we spend some time getting them to look perfect.

In this article, you are going to find 10 tips to help you bring some unexpected beauty to your living room spaces.

#1 – Don’t hang your photos on the wall

This is a new trend that lots of renters will be able to get behind. Instead of drilling into your walls and fixing your photos, prints, and art to the walls – balance them on the floor, where everyone can see them.

This is a good way to keep your space feeling less cluttered but still decorated.

#2 – Get a designer wall clock

Get a clock that makes everyone who sees it stop and say ‘wow’. The great thing about designer clocks is that they are fairly inexpensive for designer items and they make a great talking piece. You can learn more about them when you visit this website.

We like to set aside one wall to really show off our best clock.

#3 – Sort your books by color

This may make a few bookworms die on the inside, but organizing your bookshelves by color is a great way to add more interest to your living room.

Most people like to organize their books in the order of the colors of the rainbow. While others like to put contrasting or complementary colors together.

People have also started to put books with ugly spines backward on their shelves.

#4 – Have a dark feature wall

For a long time, we have been told that we need to paint our living rooms in bright colors to make them feel bigger and lighter. However, painting the feature wall of your living room a dark color can have the same effect.

We’re not suggesting that you paint all your walls black, but painting one a dark color will make the room feel even cozier at night.

#5 – Use industrial style lighting

Industrial lighting has been in fashion for a while now, but it is only just beginning to move into the living room.

Combining industrial lighting with a dark feature wall and bronze frames on the wall is a great way to bring more depth to your living room.

#6 – Mix textures and patterns

It is often suggested that you try not to combine too many colors, textures, and patterns in one room. If you’re going for a minimalist look then you may want to stick to this advice.

But, if you want something more dynamic and exciting than a plain white room then mixing textures is a great option.

#7 – Have multiple mirrors in the room

Mirrors are an interior designer’s best friend. This is why showrooms are always full of mirrors. Why do they love mirrors so much?

Well, mirrors add light to the room and they trick the eye into thinking the room is bigger. They are also practical. With mirrors providing so many benefits, you’d be silly not to install a few of them in your living room.

#8 – Hang plants from your ceiling

House plants are so hot right now.

Many people are reluctant to get some because they are worried about them taking up too much floor space. If that sounds like you, then why not get some small house plants and hang them from the ceiling. They will make your ceiling look higher and will add some visual interest to the room.

#9 – Under light the room with LED strips

If you want to make your room feel sleek and modern then you are going to want to get yourself some strips of LED lights. They are easy to install and remove, so they are a great option for renters too.

Stick the strips under the edges of shelves, window sills, and behind big pieces of furniture to add a more modern feel to your home.

#10 – Buy a statement rug

Our final tip is to get a statement rug.

The great things about rugs are that they can be easily replaced as fashions or tastes change. But they will make a big statement while they are in your living room. You can find a great selection of Turkish rugs at Rug Source to complete the unique design in your living room.

Just make sure you don’t buy something that is too big for the room.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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