Is your living room more drab and dreary than warm and welcoming?
If yes, then you have come to the right place.
Whether you have a small living area or a large communal space, the below tips and techniques promise to transform your living room into the hub of your home.
Don’t worry – it won’t break the bank!
Pick the right furniture
The right type of furniture can mean the difference between a living room that offers the ultimate relaxation and one that makes you want to retreat back to bed.
While you don’t have to splash out on a new three-piece suite, there are a few small purchases that will make a big difference to the overall feel of the room.
A foot rest ottoman makes a great addition to any sized living room, offering comfort, style, and longevity.
Add different textures
A simple and low-cost way to make your living room feel warmer, try adding different textures to the space.
From shaggy rugs to velvet cushions, to fluffy throws, there are many different ways that you can add depth and warmth to your living room.
If you only have an overhead light in your living room, then now is the time to add some different lighting options. Think floor lamps, table lamps, task lighting, and even chandeliers if you are feeling decadent.
The beauty of layered lighting is that it can instantly make a space feel more inviting, as well as having the ability to create the perfect atmosphere for socializing, relaxing, and enjoying family time.
Choose the right color scheme
You may be surprised at just how effective a change of color on the walls can be in transforming the overall feel of a room.
When it comes to warm and welcoming shades, there are many different colors, including lavender, which is known for aiding relaxation, earthy tones that promise to soothe and unwind, and creamy whites that give a classic and cozy vibe.
A top interior design trend for 2022, bringing a touch of the outdoors inside can instantly lift the look and feel of a room and make it appear more inviting.
If you have a large living space, look out for tall leafy plants that won’t get lost in a big room. Alternatively, if your living room is on the small side, opt for a variety of small potted plants and flower arrangements.
Clear the clutter
While you may think that bringing in lots of different items into your living room will make it appear warmer, this is simply not true.
Whether you have a large or small space, unnecessary clutter will only ever make a room look chaotic and unorganized. Instead, take a leaf out of Marie Kondo’s book and only keep items in your living room that serve a purpose or that bring you joy.
You may be surprised at just how much better the space looks once you have gotten rid of all the clutter.
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