You’re all set. You’ve made your colour choices; you know what kind of carpeting you will get. To put it bluntly, you are ready to start your home redecoration project. Before you commit all the way, consider your living room furniture selections. Many people pick their living room furniture around a large couch. There are other ways to approach living room furniture that may make the room truly unique. Think outside of the proverbial box and you may just come up with some furniture picks that will really impress your family and guests.
When the weekend rolls around and it’s time to watch the latest movie or hook up the X-Box 360 for some serious gaming, the living room is where these things usually take place. If you have a spare room that is collecting dust and boxes of junk, clear it out and turn it into a high-tech entertainment room. You can keep a television in the living room for everyday viewing, but think about relocating all the really fun stuff to a room designated for good times.
You see it in the movies all the time – the person who has been stranded in the desert and is looking for an oasis for water and refreshment. While this may not happen often, there are people walking around their houses everyday thirsting for a new style for their living room; something different and daring. Here are a couple of quick tips to give your living room a hot desert theme that will impress your guests.
Books, magazines, and other collectibles can add up in your home over the years. So many times books get tossed into a box or shoved into a corner cabinet somewhere. Adding a book case can be a stylish, classic way to get any room organized fast. There are few pieces of furniture that are as versatile as the bookcase. While they are made specifically for books, you can store virtually anything in a bookcase. They are great “catch-all” pieces of furniture that not only add elegance to a room, but help to get rid of the clutter in a flash.
Is your living room stuck in the past? Are you looking for a way to blast your living room design into the 21st Century? Getting modern with your living room means taking a turn toward minimalism in design. Of course even the most minimally designed rooms still need the right furniture. You just can’t have a living room without a couch. Streamlined and sparse are the goals when going modern or post-modern in your design plans. Here are some tips to get you moving in the right direction.
The living room is usually the crowning jewel for home design. When you have guests over or want to unwind and watch a movie, the living room is usually the central location. Nothing can change the way you feel about the inside of your house faster than a quick living room makeover. Here are a few steps to make a living room redesign much easier.
- Take time to think about what you really want. Don’t rush into your redesign. A good suggestion is to walk out of your house, clear your mind, and then walk into the living room. Think about how you feel and write it down. Now think about how you want the room to make you feel and write that down.
- Compare your two lists. Find the things on your list that bother you the most. For instance, if you think the room makes you feel dreary and dull, and on your other list you find that you want the room to make you feel lively and energized, you have a good starting point.
- Move things around. A quick furniture shuffle can do wonders to put you into a more creative mindset. Start with a few smaller items, and build your way up to moving everything else. You can get some great ideas for things you need to get, or get rid of, by simply moving some things around.
- Get some new cushions and throws for your couch and chairs. You can add a quick splash of colour and style by throwing some colourful new pillows and throws on your furniture. You may not even want to get new furniture if you see how these things can liven up what you already have.
- Make your living room redesign a work in progress. Living rooms are typically one of the largest rooms in the house. Don’t feel overwhelmed by how much there is to do. Choose one thing to work on from the list you made and zero in on that for the next few months. You may find that by the time you finish just one thing off your list, you have a whole new feel to your living room.
Take time to think about how you feel about the design of your living room as you go through this process. You may take a wrong turn that makes you like the room less than when you started; that’s OK. The beauty of breaking up your designing efforts like this is that you can always change courses and bring new ideas into the mix. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll accomplish and how you’ll feel about the room in just a few weeks.