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How to Create an Inviting Living Room

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Everyone wants their home to be inviting and comfortable for both the individuals living there as well as visiting guests. The living room could very well be the most important room to focus on when attempting to convey a welcoming vibe. As the focal point of nearly every home, the living room can make or break the interior of your home. Below is some advice on furniture/accessory placement, as well as a few of the best living room paint colors tips in order to create an aesthetically pleasing living room that your guests will never want to leave.

Living Room Paint Colors

Paint color can make all the difference for the beauty of your living room. Whether it be family, neighbors, or close friends, it is important that they feel safe and positive vibes while visiting your home.

Listed are some living room paint colors that are considered to be the most welcoming:


The color yellow tends to be associated with sunshine, wealth, and happiness. It is also the color of spring, so yellow paint in your family room will definitely be inviting to your visitors. Yellow also promotes optimism and enthusiasm, making it a great choice as long as it’s not too bright of a shade.


A classic white represents peace and innocence. More recently, it is often associated with cleanliness and sanitation. White works for nearly any space as long as you remember it can make rooms appear to be more cluttered than they actually are.


As the color of the ocean, blue represents tranquility and harmony. It has positive effects on creativity. The calm feelings people get when in a blue room make it a front-runner in living room color choices.


Green rooms make their tenants feel rejuvenated and refreshed while representing good health. With many light and dark shades available, green gives guests a strong sense of peace.

Formulate Your Furniture

Very commonly, homeowners place their sofa or couch in the middle of the living room. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s time to consider the surrounding furniture that might otherwise make your couch look like it is floating around your living room. It helps add structure to the area and removes the that “something is missing” though every interior designer has had at least once in their career.

Lamps also go a long way in making your living room look substantial and cozy. They create a homey reading spot and serve as an outline for the space.

If you’re unsure of what is going to tie the room together, consider some curved furniture. It exudes the idea of both comfort and inclusivity—something straight edged furniture pieces tend to lack. 

Note: it is essential that your furniture is easy to get around. Take extra time to plan and measure before purchasing new things so everything is well spaced out.

Center Around Something Other Than the Television

Everybody loves some good TV, but the point of a living room is to do just that—live. It’s for hanging out with the ones you love, conversing and bonding together. Having the television in your living room can be great for entertainment purposes but it also plays a huge role in disconnecting us from one another. Instead of having your television be the main focus, think about working with a large coffee table or enhancing the look of your fireplace to maximize comfortability and interaction.

Scents are Key

The way your house smells can either make it or break it. Fragrant plants, especially lavender, are very effective in making a room smell nice. In addition to the fragrance, these plants can serve as a centerpiece at a table or filler pieces on shelves. Fiddleleaf figs, yucca, and ponytail palms are just a few plants that fit well in houses in addition to boosting the aroma. It is widely known that plants are good for our wellbeing—boosting our moods and cleaning the air, making your living room the ultimate hangout spot.

Change the Pattern – At Least Once

It is important to keep a general theme for each room. It does not need to be throughout the whole house, however, established themes from room to room go a long way as far as design. Whether it is the ottoman or a side table, an “out-of-pattern” furniture piece shows you really know how to put a room together. It is nice to have one statement piece that sticks out, especially if that piece is used regularly, like a chair.

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