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Simple Yet Splendid Ways to Decorate Your Living Room

Simple Yet Splendid Ways to Decorate Your Living Room

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There is nothing like a bit of redecorating to make your home feel fresh, warm, and welcoming. One of the most impactful ways you can update your home’s interior is to decorate your living room in a simple yet well-designed manner. Whether you are planning to redecorate your long-time residence or you have just moved into a new home, the living room is deserving of a stylish and sophisticated aesthetic.

Decorating your living room is an enjoyable and engaging experience—it’s fun to combine your favorite pieces, colors, and textures to create a truly stunning look. However, to curate such an aesthetic, you must consider which colors you want on your walls, how you will position your existing furniture, what items you need to give your space a creative and personal touch—and how those elements should be arranged and decorated. At The Rug District, we understand that the living room is the heartbeat of any home. Keep reading to learn our pro tips for choosing a rug design and style that best suits your taste, personality, and needs—and discover simple yet splendid ways to decorate your living room.

Living Room Decor Ideas

1. Rugs Are Your Foundation

Living Room

Margot MAT-01 Antique / Sage

The most important features of any room’s décor are the area rugs. Rugs are considered foundation pieces in interior decorating because they tie the other elements of your room’s décor together to create a unified and cohesive look. Area rugs create texture, warmth, and coziness that makes your living room a comfortable and inviting space for your family and guests. Area rugs are also ideal foundation pieces because they help dampen sound, keep flooring warm and reduce noise—perfect if your living room is the entertainment hub of your home, and if it’s located in Canada.

 2. Rugs Inspire Your Color Scheme

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JULES JUL-02 Terracotta / Multi

As the foundation of your living room décor, area rugs are a great inspiration for your color scheme and overall design theme. Accent colors in your rugs are an ideal starting point for the splashes of color you add around your room with other decorations. For example, if your large, grey rug has purple flecks or golden scroll designs, use those features to inspire your selection of other items—like large purple throw pillows on your sofa or a chandelier with brushed gold accents. Area rugs are also a versatile way to make a statement in your main living space. Choosing a bold color such as red, orange, and bright blue is a simple way to add a touch of splendid style your living room.

3. Rugs Add Dimension

Living room 3

LAYLA LAY-13 Antique / Moss

Rugs are an effective way to add personality to your living room and create a focal point by using texture and color to transform your space. An appropriately-sized rug can make a small room look larger—or make a big room feel intimate and cozy. Rugs also add dimension to your living room when paired with your existing flooring—like hardwood floors or standard wall-to-wall carpeting that has seen better days.

 4. A Little Bit Country, A Little Modern

Living Room 4


A modern trend in home decorating is to mix-and-match design styles. For example, a minimalist living room theme can be enhanced with an ornate Persian-style area rug. A country-style living room with whitewashed décor and elements of farmhouse chic can be modernized with simple accent rugs in vibrant colors. Any neutral backdrop allows for a colorful, bright area rug to take center stage—while a colorful room is the perfect spot for a natural-colored area rug

5. Create Interest with Mirrors

Living Room 5

Chaplin Mirror

One of the simplest ways to add character to your living room is to hang decorative wall mirrors on the wall opposite the window. Since mirrors reflect light, strategic positioning will give your living room the illusion of a larger space. Placing a decorative wall mirror near the hallway or the main entrance is an effective way to add elegance to your living space—and to “mirror” other décor elements in your major living spaces. It’s also important to choose the right size of mirror for your space. A small mirror will look out of place in a large room—while a large mirror will overwhelm a small room.

6. Use Lighting to Add Drama

living room lighting

In both modern and traditional interior home design, lighting is one of the most effective ways to add drama to your living space. Bright lights from recessed lighting or statement chandeliers can brighten up a dark space—particularly if your living room doesn’t have many windows. Wall sconces are another ideal choice for lighting, especially when placed on either side of a sofa or flanking your entertainment center or book shelves. Pendant lights are a great way to draw attention specific locations in your living room—like a seating area or card table. Décor lamps are another popular feature of living room lighting—and a simple way to draw attention towards unique décor pieces and artwork.

As the main gathering place in most homes, the living room is also the space with the most design potential. Selecting attractive, quality area rugs online from The Rug District is a simple and elegant way to decorate your living room—or any room in your home. If you are looking for new area rugs in Canada, visit our online collection today.

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