Your living room is meant to be a comfortable space where you can relax and entertain guests. Are you happy with how it’s set up and how it looks right now? If you’re dissatisfied and want to elevate your living room, you don’t have to make major changes–certain small changes may be enough to make the difference you need.
Add an Area Rug
If you don’t have an area rug in your living room, consider adding one. Area rugs on hardwood floors make them more comfortable and protect them from damage. You don’t have to have hardwood or a similarly hard floor for an area rug to enhance your living room though.
They work well on carpeted living room floors too. Just make sure you choose an area rug that looks good with both your carpet and your furniture so it still looks nice. Area rugs are great at bridging gaps between furniture to create a more cohesive look (as long as you pick your rug well).
Replace Your Blinds
Are your living room blinds a little old and worn? If so, replace them with new ones. New blinds can help make your home more energy efficient. Of course, this depends on the style of your old blinds and your new blinds, but there are some great options out there for the energy-conscious homeowner.
In addition to improving your energy efficiency, new blinds can change the look of your living room to give it a more open or more intimate aesthetic, again depending on the style you choose. Add window curtains for a softer look.
Tastefully Decorate with Plants
Adding plants to your living room automatically breathes fresh life into it. There’s just something about the addition of tastefully added greenery that makes a room feel more relaxing and refreshing. Place your plants so they aren’t in the way. Small plants can make great coffee table centerpieces while larger potted plants can be great in corners. Just make sure you choose your plants wisely. Choose ones that are nontoxic to children or pets.
Sometimes making your living room a more comfortable, beautiful room is simply a matter of making a few minor adjustments. Take a look around your living room and identify what it is that is missing from the room. Maybe it’s some color, a lack of texture, or an absence of comfort. Once you know what is missing, you can find small ways to fix it that will make your living room that much better without killing your budget.
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