Your Living Room is the Heart of Your Home
Where do you and your family spend the most time together? For many American families the living room is the gathering place for entertaining friends, watching movies or sports, and for fun family game nights. When you look around your living room, the decor and atmosphere of the room should match your family’s style and the fond memories you have created in that space. Redecorating a space can seem overwhelming, but with a few simple and easy tweaks you can freshen up your family’s living space in time for the next big game.
You might be surprised at the effect a bright color can have on a dull room. For example, a vibrant canary yellow or a rich turquoise bring a happy and cheerful vibe to any space. Repaint an old wooden dresser or chair, add bright flowers, or install bright new curtains, all in your chosen accent color. The effect will be a cheerful and modern living space for you and your family to enjoy.
2. Add new throw pillows
Add a few extra years of life to your old couch and easy chairs with a much less expensive option: throw out your old throws and bring in some new. New throw pillows in bright colors and patterns will bring new life to your living room furniture and modernize your space. Find pillows in different shapes and sizes, or with fun details like tassels, to add visual interest.
3. Mix patterns
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns! The days of matching curtains, couches, and pillows are over. The modern approach to decorating is to pick a few colors and then to find lots of different patterns that all tie in to the same color scheme. By limiting yourself to a few colors, you avoid a space that looks wacky. By mixing different patterns, such as stripes, dots, and florals, you achieve a fresh and quirky living room that expresses your personality.
4. Get creative with wall art
One of our favorite ideas to modernize your wall space is to create a gallery wall. Sound complicated and expensive? Don’t worry, it’s not! Gather up all your favorite postcards, prints, and even your children’s adorable artwork, frame them, and hang them all together on the same wall. You can arrange them any way you want, whether it’s in a square, circle, or anything in between. Your gallery wall will be a fun focal point in the room for everyone to admire.
5. Freshen up your windows
Your windows are one of the most important features in your living room. They bring in natural light and add so much to the atmosphere of your space. Don’t make the mistake of neglecting your windows. Explore new and interesting options for window treatments, such as wood blinds, beautiful roman shades, or plantation shutters. Simply by freshening up your windows, you can enliven your whole room.
Don’t know where to start with your windows? Get help from the experts at Blinds to Go. Their knowledgeable team will guide you through every step and help you achieve the perfect look for your windows. Call (816) 920-0260 to learn more.