Archive for January, 2013
The living room is one of the most frequented rooms in the house. Providing a haven for entertainment and relaxed reading, it is one of the focal points in the house. If anything, this provides more than enough reason why a redecoration project should start in the living room. Most homeowners are discouraged from this because of the cost implications. There is no denying that reinventing your living room can cost a huge financial sum. But that’s dependent on the nature of the reinvention process. Without including new furnishings and a lot of new purchases in the equation, you don’t end up spending a lot.
Some New Paint
Repainting the walls or replacing the wallpapers is known to bring the most dramatic change to a room. Therefore when you really want to recreating your living room, this has to be in the cards. You can use a different coat of paint for one wall if you feel a little daring. Choose colors that will accent the décor you have chosen for the room. To make your walls more interesting, get living room accessories such as pieces of art or paintings.
Rearrange the Furniture
Rearranging the furniture will cost nothing, but it will bring about some visual difference, and usually in a positive way. Begin by establishing the greatest point of interest in the room. For living rooms, this is the TV. When you have a different room for TV watching, it’s the fireplace. Once it’s established, you can arrange your furniture facing the focal point. For a different experience, don’t necessarily put your furniture against the wall, at least not when you have a lot of floor space to spare.
Invest in storage
Having some storage in the living room helps you get of visually unappealing clutter. A shelving unit is inexpensive, and will give you a place of keeping your books and other treasures that want displayed. It occupies less floor space but provides more function than other dedicated storage solutions.
For your Sofas
If buying a new sofa set is out of the question, you could get sofa covers, and some new throw pillows. You’ll get a large selection of colors, which will help you bring more life to your living room.
Get an area rug
This will help define the living room area well. Besides, it provides a little more comfort than a floor that’s left bare.
Having more than one kind of lighting fixture in your living rooms is encouraged. You can have overhead lighting such as ceiling fan lights or ceiling lights for task lighting. But a wall with a piece of art needs to be accentuated. A wall sconce could work well with this. If you have a workstation, have a desk lamp. Natural lighting is great, so be sure to let in as much light as possible through the windows.
With these few tips, you should be able to get that new living room feel, without having necessarily incurred the new living room budget.
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