For many people, the majority of their waking hours spent at home take place in the common areas of their kitchen and living room. Considering the amount of time spent here and the type of activities you participate in in these rooms, it only makes sense that you should try to make them as comfortable and welcoming as possible.
If your current living room situation isn’t fitting this bill, here are three tips for giving your living room a makeover.
Play With Color
Generally, there are two kinds of people when it comes to playing with colors in their home decor or design: those who embrace bold colors and those who shy away from bold colors. Depending on what type of person you are, your strategy for playing with colors when updating the look of your living room will vary.
According to Nicole Sforza, a contributor to Real Simple, one of the best ways to play with color in your living room space is to pick one statement piece that’s a bold color and add a few accent colors in the same tone on top of an overall neutral color scheme. By doing this, you’ll be about to ride the line between having too many colors and having too few colors. So if your living room presently looks like a color palette exploded, trying reeling it in a bit. And if your space is looking a little monochromatic, consider picking one bold color to use in a few places throughout your space.
Make It Warmer
One attribute all living rooms should aim to fulfill is being a space that’s warm and welcoming. To accomplish this, Lee Wallender, a contributor to The Spruce, shares that a great addition to your current living room could be to add a fireplace, be it an insert or a real fireplace. However, this may be an upgrade that you’re not ready to take on. If this is the case, you could also add a faux fireplace to give your living room the same warm feeling without the actual physical warmth.
To bring in warmth without adding any kind of fireplace, you can also play with the textiles you have in your living room, opting for lush, luxurious fabrics and accents.
Rethink Your Storage
Another great way you can make your living room look like an entirely different space is to rethink the storage options you’re using.
According to HGTV, by simply adding some additional storage units, be it shelves, bins, or something else, you can rearrange the items in your room and even add some more interest while also serving a very functional purpose.
If you’re tired of your boring old living room, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you give this space an entirely new look.