The living room is the heart and soul of a home. It’s the place where you and your family can retreat from the chaos of the outside world to relax and unwind. From the home decor experts at Fashion Furniture Rental, here are a few easy ways to transform your living room into a space that is both comfortable and stylish:
Clear the Clutter
According to the basic tenets of Feng Shui, every room in your home should be flowing with positive energy. And when it comes to balance and harmony, clutter is not your friend. According to Rodika Tchi, the home decor editor at The Spruce, “Clutter is low, stagnant, and confusing energy that constantly drains energy from you.” This is why you should de-clutter the living room before updating the decor or furniture layout.
First, take all of the clutter and place it in a big pile. Then, thoughtfully take inventory of each item, which can be a practical question of whether or not you need it. You should also consider the emotional aspect by asking yourself if the item in question adds value to your life. Chrissy from the Organize My Home blog, explains it this way: “Clutter is anything that doesn’t belong in your space–whether because it belongs elsewhere in your home, or it doesn’t belong in your home any longer.”
Make Storage Part of the Decor
Now that you’ve decided what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away, the next challenge is finding a place for all the stuff you can’t live without. In the living room, wall shelving is a stylish and effective way to store things that you need within close reach, such as books, magazines, and decorative knickknacks.
Dual purpose furniture can also provide extra storage space. Try placing an ottoman in the living room, which will help extend a couch or lounge chair with an extra footrest. Look for one that has storage space underneath the cushion; it can provide easy access to blankets, pillows, and other living room essentials.
Install a Wall Mirror
If you live in a small home, a wall-to-wall mirror helps create the illusion of more space, especially in the living room. It opens up your living room while also adding a brightening effect from the reflection of light.
Decorate With Different Patterns and Textures
When you redecorate a room with a mashup of colors, fabrics, and furniture accessories, it gives the sense of depth while still feeling cozy and comfortable. An easy and inexpensive way to update your living room is with a new cover for the couch or sofa. Add comfy and decorative accents with mismatched yet complementary throw pillows for a stylish look that brightens the room.
When choosing colors for home decor accents like rugs, pillows, and pillows, make your home naturally pleasing to the eye with coordinating colors in a range of shades. A pop of orange or yellow, for instance, gives life to neutral shades like black or beige. The secret to home decor is all about finding a balance that works for you. Use your intuition for guidance; when you put it all together, you will know right away if it works or not.
Let There be Light
Accent lights are a must-have for adding an inviting warmth and brightness to any room. Floor lamps with a paper shade have a sleek and modern look that frames the end of a couch while also providing the perfect amount of light for reading or watching TV. When it comes to lighting, the more options the better, especially in the living room. A chandelier is another stunning statement piece that can really pull the room together. For living rooms with limited space, light sculptures that hang on the wall are an excellent use of space and also provide soft lighting.
Try these design shortcuts for your living room update and get ready to transform an ordinary space into home sweet home.
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