The go-to room in a house for relaxing is the living room, and it may be the room you most strongly associate with being home in the first place. Therefore, it’s important that the living room serves as an extension of your design preferences and accommodates your needs. Don’t settle for anything less.
Here are a few steps you can take to make your living room a sanctuary:
Rearrange the furniture
Moving the furniture around gives your room a whole new look and can satisfy your need for change without any cost. If you’re not prepared to move all of the furniture, try rearranging your accessories and bookshelf displays.
Change the lampshades
Lampshades are like little jewels scattered throughout a room: change them and you’ll change the mood. Consider shifting from white to black, plain to patterned, or pleated to flat. There are many more options than there used to be, so finding something you like shouldn’t be difficult.
If there’s artwork of any kind sitting in a closet in your house, now’s the time to bring it out and position it in the living room. There’s a lot that can be done with artwork, from rearranging existing pieces to creating new ones.
Edit the clutter
When in doubt, de-clutter. Crowding too many things into a room can make it feel small and claustrophobic. Everything needs room to breathe, so if your space is feeling tight and you want a new look, edit a few items out.
Source: The Spruce