Our living rooms are where we usually spend most of our time at home, so it is really important to make this space comfortable, inviting and more important of all, personal. However, decorating your living room can be a difficult task. From picking furniture, choosing a color scheme, to hanging a few pictures, you may find it difficult to decide where to focus your efforts.
This article is a guide on how to customize your living room to make it the perfect space to relax and enjoy your downtime.
Upgrade the Lighting
When it comes to creating a relaxing mood, lighting is one of the most crucial elements to consider. Just a change from bland pendants to more attractive lighting options can bring a whole new feel to your living room. A sputnik chandelier is a classy but affordable lighting option that goes with any interior design. You can also install dimmer switches for your existing lighting to make them more palatable.
Turn your TV into a Fireplace
As the cold nights draw in, a real fire can warm up and give a cozy feel to your house. But don’t despair if you don’t have one, you can still sit cozily in front of some burning logs with a fire on TV in your living room! With a smart TV or a set-top box connected to your TV, you can easily fire up one of the many fireplaces that are available online. For extra realistic experience, you should download videos in 4K which can be seen in much more detail. Don’t forget to turn on your speakers to hear the sounds of the wood crackling.
Use Paint to Define or Create Features
Nothing reinvigorates a space quite like a fresh coat of paint. It may seem like a big commitment in terms of time and expense, but painting your walls is a budget-friendly update that can transform the feel of any space. If you don’t have the time to repaint the whole living room, then you can just paint one wall as a feature wall or touch up the fireplace, doors, and window frames.
Add Vintage Furniture Pieces
Vintage pieces can infuse real charm and texture to any space, especially a living room. They add character and make your home unique because every piece has a story. You can keep your hand-me-downs or visit flea markets to hunt down an item you love on an online vintage furniture store. You can also try to repurpose something like an old steamer or a vintage seat.
Art is the single quickest way to truly personalize your living room. Even cheap art in the right frame and organization can look amazing. If you have a corner and you just don’t know what to do with it, consider hanging a picture. If you plan to hang multiple arts, choose pieces that inject some color and personality into your living room.
A customized, personal living room will make your home a haven. After a busy day at work and looking after a family, there is nothing back than relaxing in your own home. Try out these tips and your living room will be the envy of the whole neighborhood.