Your living room doesn’t only give the first impression of your taste to your visitors; it’s also the only room in your home that will be frequently visited by both your family members and guests. To make an enjoyable unique hub out of your living room, it doesn’t require much space and budget as it requires creativity and originality. Truly, sometimes all it takes is some inspiring ideas to find your own radiant wit.
For instance, instead of typically arranging your entire living room set around the TV, consider hiding it behind roller wooden doors of a graceful cabinet. Your focal point could then be an artwork suspended on an accent wall. You could paint your accent wall with a color contrasting the other walls or with a bold color that will be used in your patterned fabrics, window treatments, and accessories.
Accessories should bring in your favorite colors and personal preferences. Ranging from small paintings, sculptures, and vases to a large canvas wall art or a pile of colorful floor cushions in the corner, all these accessories can add a gorgeous sparkle. However, avoid going overboard with too many items since you might then risk cluttering-up the room.
Updating your couch with a complementing slipcover or repainting your coffee and sofa tables could give your living room a facelift. Also, using a petite loveseat with a few lean chairs won’t maximize space; it will create a sterile unwelcoming atmosphere. Therefore, if you’re replacing your sofa set, go for upholstered pieces and create an intimate seating zone within U-shaped arrangement.
Last but not least, avoid using too bright lights as it will disturb the peaceful relaxing ambiance. Instead, go for task lights such as table and floor lamps that match each other in shape and height and place them in each of the four corners. Also accent lighting such as candlelight or lamps that cast light onto the ceiling set the mood perfectly and offers a flowing glow without over-lighting the place.