The living room is the heart of your home. Here are a few simple ways to enhance your living room and create a welcoming space.
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Create an eclectic style in your living room by mixing and matching furniture from different eras. Visit your local flea market to discover a range of vintage pieces that you could incorporate into your living room, at a bargain price. Don’t hesitate to select pieces of contrasting styles or colors and bring them together using accessories such as lamps, old books, mirrors or a floor rug.
Take advantage of your wall space
Maximize the storage space in your living room by adding floating shelves to your walls. A functional and decorative addition to your living room, open shelving can be used to display unique objects, collector’s items, books, vases, candles and framed photos. Experiment by filling the shelves with plants to create a plant wall, adding greenery and life to your living room. Floating shelves are an inexpensive way to give your living room a facelift and create an interesting wall feature.
Reupholster your old furniture to give it a new lease on life. Antique chairs or desks that once belonged to your ancestors could find a place in your home, offering both sentimental value and style. Alternatively, you can find second-hand furniture in charity stores or during your neighbourhood’s hard rubbish collection and renovate it, in order to adapt it to your style. Not only will you save money, but you’ll be able to express your creativity and share a story about your new furniture.
Add a feature wall
Adding a feature wall to your home can completely change the energy of the space and give it an entirely new look. Changing the paint color can be an affordable way to update your current living room without having to call in the experts. Wallpaper is also a trendy option, which adds another dimension to your living room and can create a theme for the space. By painting or adding wallpaper to only one feature wall, you can use a bold color, without it being overwhelming. Coordinate your accessories with your wall, using similar shades to accent the room.
Restyle your living room
If years have passed since you initially decorated your home, there’s no doubt that interior design trends have evolved. Take inspiration from current trends to create a new design theme for your living room, around which you can focus your decoration. Perhaps your children have left the nest and it’s time to try a more sophisticated style, such as a minimalist scandinavian design, or invest in some high quality furniture, now that you’re no longer worried about the kids making a mess.
Create a photo wall
Rather than splurging on expensive artwork, try creating a gallery of photos on your wall, by framing your favorites or making a collage featuring your friends and family. This is a great way to decorate your living room, whilst celebrating your loved ones, and allows you to reminisce about old memories, which would otherwise be forgotten on your phone or computer. Once your photo wall is complete, it will surely be appreciated by your visitors!
Furnish tiny nooks
Turn a small nook into a functional space by installing a desk to create your own home office. This kind of installation can be inexpensive if you source the parts yourself. You’ll need a desk surface or counter-top, some floating shelves to attach to the wall for storage, a set of drawers and a chair. Install it yourself or ask your local handyman for some help and you’ll have your home office set up in no time!
Use HomeByMe to create innovative and interesting living room designs as seen in the above examples. The intuitive interface of the HomeByMe online floor planner makes it easy to create your dream home design and experience it in 3D.
If you’re having trouble getting started, you can find ideas for your site plan in our Inspiration page. Visit industrial-style lofts, farmhouse kitchens, minimalistic scandinavian living rooms, vibrant bohemian bedrooms, and sleek, modern bathrooms to help get your ideas flowing.
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If your living room is in need of an update, try implementing some of these simple tips to create a functional and stylish lounge area.
Optimize every available space
Upcycle or repurpose your furniture
Add shelving or decoration to your walls
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