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Top 7 Interior Design Ideas for your Living rooms

Top 7 Interior Design Ideas for your Living rooms 0

Interior Design Ideas for your Living rooms

Does your living room look boring or drab and you want to add some pizzazz to it?

Do you want to turnaround the look of your living room?

Then here are Top 7 Interior Design Ideas for your Living rooms that can help you spice up your space!

1.       Statement Rug: A statement rug can immediately make your living room look stylish. You can pair up a patterned or statement rug with neutral furniture pieces. 

Closely related to this is also knowing how to effectively arrange your furniture on the rug. You can either arrange your furniture all on the centre rug, you can arrange all off the centre rug, or you can arrange it with just the front feet of your furniture pieces on the rug.


2.       Bring the Light in: You can replace your heavy curtains with sheer curtains in order to bring in the light to your room. With sheer curtains, natural light can come into your living room easily.

3.       Give your furniture some breathing room: Avoid moving your furniture close to the wall and give your room some breathing space. 

This will help people to be able to manoeuvre around with ease. A stuffed living room doesn’t always look and feel appealing.

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4.       Mix Patterns: go creative and mix and match patterns. One of the ways you can safely miss and match patterns is by mixing patterns in the same colour scheme.

5.       Choose your paint colour last: It might be tempting to choose your paint colour before buying your furniture or curtains or even shelves. It is important that everything synchronizes harmoniously. You don’t want a situation where you choose a paint colour then you need to repaint because it doesn’t match with other items in your living room.

6.       Art Works: Get the right artwork for your space. Placing an art work where it doesn’t fit looks unappealing and it covers the beauty of the artwork.

You need to also ensure that you hang the art work at the appropriate height. For instance, make sure the way you hang your art work relates to the human scale where the average human eye can easily settle on.

7.       Accent Walls: every living room needs an accent wall that will act as the focal point of the room. You need to carefully choose this focal point and decorate it accordingly. Your accent wall needs to draw the right attention and it is often the first thing people notice when they come into your living room.

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Ayishat Amoo

Lifestyle writer who likes motivating people through her writing, for them to be who God wants them to be.

Msc.  Mass Communication, and she is also an Inbound certified marketer.

Dorm Room Essentials Checklist for a Freshman

Dorm Room Essentials Checklist for a Freshman 0


A dorm room or dormitory room is primarily defined as a building or part of a building that provides living and sleeping quarters for a number of persons eg. Students, military officers etc.

Reseach suggests that there are several sources of inspiration and a person dorm room is one of the most important sources of inspiration towards the actualization of academic and professional success, so when buying furniture or equipment for a dorm it's essential to buy smart items that are pragmatic and multifunctional. There are also essential items that cannot be ignored.

  1. Desk and Chair- Assimilation and creativity are increased when one is comfortable and one way to ensure comfort is to provide the right desk and chair specific to the space available in the room.
  2. Table clock - waking up early for an appointment is just as important as going to bed at the right time, providing a table clock allows for the effective practice of time management.
  3. Desk lamp - Light is important but the right amount of light is what you need so as not affect one's sight and not to disturb your roommate that is sleeping
  4. Bed Linens - Colours and patterns could affect one’s interest or mood. Having sheets with creative patterns and colours is an efficient way to stimulate brain’s cognitive functions.
  5. Plastic or wooden drawers - this helps occupants in having some organization to his or her belongings without having them liter the room/space.
  6. As much as you try to provide essentials or space, one must consider that personal decorations can be as much inspiring as the general decorations. So try as much as possible to
  • Get something for the wall: it could be a wallpaper, an art, a picture collage or a wall paint colour scheme.
  • Get something for the desk: So often people forget to make their workspace attractive, they forget that elements for stimulation of inspiration are found in the details around us.
  1. Bath towels - It is important that one has his/her own bath towels, two sets are better than one.
  2. Flip flops - shower shoes are important especially in situations where one shares a bathroom with other occupants.
  3. Shower cases - It will be much easier to carry one’s shower essentials in a handy carrier.

Students spend an inordinate amount of time studying, interacting and sleeping in their dorms so it's important to provide an environment conducive to support and encourage these activities.