The word interior decorating always comes to my mind when I entered someone’s living room. It reflects the owner’s personality whether they are a formal or an easy going person.
Generally, there’s two type of living room. For some people, living room is only used when there’s a guest visit their home. And others also use it as a place for comfortable family gathering.
Historically, interior decorating for a living room is often symmetrical. A big sofa with painting above it and two end tables with lamps, classic drapery for windows treatment, pairs of chairs and tables follow the traditional rules of interior decorating.
These days, interior decorating style has evolved to a less formal look. It has a comfort furniture and simple windows treatment. There’s fewer traditional interior decorating rules and it became more colorful. It can use as a place to watch TV and sometimes for a casual eating place as well.
Eventually, whatever your interior decorating style is, whether it’s a formal or casual living room, all the furniture, colors, drapery and all that, should reflect your taste and something you love.


Try to re-layout your new house but don’t have any idea what to do? I have some tips that might be able help you to redo your home interiors.

First step, I will suggest you to create a focal point in your living room. For instance, you can place a Javanese cabinet and accessories the shelves with your family photos, books, candles or everything you love in it. This will attract your new neighbor’s attention and open up a small conversation about your home interiors with you from there J

When your new house has not so big rooms but you want to give spacious feeling in your home interiors, I suggest you to paint the ceiling with bright color. But, if one of your rooms is too big and you want to downsize it, give some accent by mounting a faux beam to the ceiling.

Look for other stable pieces of furniture for your home interiors and place it in front of your sofa other than the standard coffee table. Try ottomans, a large chest, a chess set on a display or stack old suitcases on top of each other to create an instant lamp table or a small coffee table. 

You want to have in expensive curtain rod for your home interiors? Try to use odd things for rods. For example: golf clubs, broom stick or anything that can support your curtain.   

 Look for unusual items to collected together and mount in a shadow box. It can become a very good conversation piece.  Just use 3-5 items for that really custom and surprising decor.

Hopefully, these tips can instantly useful for your new home interiors. Have fun! J

Sometimes, it is hard for us to create a good design for our home interior, or even worse, we even don’t know where to start. I have some simple tips that might be able to help you.
There’s so many way to get your own interior design ideas. I usually visit the furniture stores that feature whole room displays and get the inspiration from there. I went to a book store as well and bought some books to inspire my interior design ideas.
Short while after I get the interior design ideas, I started to sketch the scaled plan on millimeter paper. In the process, I love to discuss the idea with my wife get her idea too. After all, I’m not the only one who live in the house 
After we finish the plan, we start to find a color scheme for our interior design ideas. We pick a primary color first for the ceiling, wall and floor. After that, we choose the complementary colors for our furniture and then tertiary colors for our drapery and accessories. You can go to a bookstore and find color guidebooks of how to blend colors. Use these examples as shown or as inspiration for your interior design ideas.
In some room, for example your living room, it is important to plan a focal point in your interior design ideas. Focal point is the area that demands attention as soon as someone enters a room. The focal point may be something you add, like a stunning piece of artwork from which you took color inspiration or a rug in an interesting shape. It may also be a feature of the room, such as a fireplace or a wall of windows overlooking a garden, or you can highlighting your collection in one area to creates visual interest in a room and speaks of your personality and interests.
After you finish with your interior design ideas planning, it’s time for you and your loved one to practice. Don’t be afraid for mistakes. Remember, bad color choice can always be repainted, furniture is easily rearranged and windows are fine with curtains, shades or nothing at all. What matters most is that you have fun making your home welcoming and comfortable. 