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3 ways to decorate based on your personality

By Andrew Bell

When it comes to decorating your Gold Coast property, there isn't a one-size-fits-all guide. Here are three different takes on decorating your living room for your personality.

1. Pet owners. 

If you have a pet, you're going to know the struggles of keeping a space fur-free. Whether you have allergies or not, cleaning up masses of hair is tiresome, and often seems like a losing game. To make clean up easier, avoid shaggy rugs that trap excess hairs, and opt instead for flat weaves or hand knotted alternatives.

Velvet couches are a magnet for hair. Choose leather couches or match the tone of your furniture to the fur colour of your pets. If possible, create a "pet corner" in your living room with a special cushion for them to lie on and their favourite toys – if you want to cuddle up with them on the couch, use a designated blanket to catch any stray hairs that may shed during your petting session.

2. Social butterflies.

For the entertainers, having a welcoming lounge that isn't too cluttered is essential. Plenty of seating is a must – ditch traditional two-seater sofas in favour of a large sectional couch. Modular seating is fantastic for those who want to regularly switch up their seating plan, while a comfy L-shaped couch provides lots of room for guests. Store extra floor cushions in an ottoman to pull out when seats are scarce, and to add extra comfort when gathering around the coffee table for game night.

When choosing a coffee table, opt for rectangular shapes over abstract or curved. In this instance, the functionality of the table outweighs the design – you want to make sure your Monopoly board fits without any hassles.

3. Bookworms.

If your idea of the perfect Saturday night consists of alone time with a good book, your living room should be just as cosy as you are. A corner table by a window is the perfect tea spot for two, while a chaise lounge allows for a relaxing, naturally lit reading space. Decorating in neutral tones create a relaxing oasis from the hustle of the working day. Colour psychology suggests that grey and soft browns invoke feelings of stability, while accenting your room with green plants promotes prosperity and harmony.

Your book storage situation should reflect your habits, and your table should be part of the equation. A two-tiered table will leave space for stacks of eye-catching reference books, while built-in drawers will provide plenty of room to tuck away your night-time read.

Looking for a new Gold Coast property to call home? Get in touch with the team at Ray White Surfers Paradise for a friendly consultation.

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