Are you tired of looking at the same arrangement of furniture in your living room? A restyle can help your creative juices flow and make your living room appealing again. You can feel like you’re living in an entirely new space just by making some small changes. The following are some suggestions to get you started.
Bring out the Greenery
One of my favorite ways to spruce up any area of the home is to add some plant life and start incorporating a green color scheme. Hanging plants, plants on the shelf, plants on the table, and large potted plants on the floor are all good additions to a large living area. They help bring the outside in and give it a more natural look. I prefer to add greenery at different levels throughout the living room so that the decorations don’t look too flat and one-dimensional.
Tell Your Story
You can turn your living room into a historical space, telling others about your life. How do you do that? You can incorporate antiques into the decorations and use photos throughout the living room. Don’t just stick with portraits, but try to choose photos that show experiences and have stories to tell behind them. This way, you’ll have something to talk about when you’re sitting in the living room with friends. Each photo and antique can be a conversation piece.
Sometimes, a good refresh could be accomplished with something as simple as just moving some furniture around. While you can stick with just the furniture that’s in the living room and move that to create a different design, you can also bring in furniture from other rooms. If you are going to be moving a lot of furniture around, it’s probably a good idea to do some cleaning in the living room first. You don’t want to kick up a bunch of dust into the air and have allergy symptoms accompany your rearrangement. Bennet from NYC House Cleaners suggests, “It can help to hire a professional cleaning service to do this tidying up for you so that you have the energy to do the arranging you want to”.
Make It Neutral
When you are not happy with the way your living room looks, you may be tempted to add things to the living room and put a lot of money and time into it. What it could benefit from, however, is a little tidying, cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. If your living room is very busy, it can look like an entirely new space with lots more room once you remove some furniture, knickknacks, decorations, and pictures. Try changing out a busy-looking carpet for a more neutral one. Consider covering up patterned wallpaper with a single color of paint. These kinds of changes tone down the living room and make it less noisy, and that can create a space that is much more welcoming and comfortable. I hope these ideas spark some creative interest in you and help you as you look to restyle your living room.