Does your living room lack luster? Do you have an eclectic combination of hand me down furnishing and no cohesive style? Your living space should be an inviting and relaxing area that reflects your personal style and taste. Follow these simple tips from the experts to ramp up the Zen in your living space.
The single biggest change in home décor generally can be achieved by simply applying a fresh coat of paint. Select a color that compliments the furnishings as well as adjacent rooms within the same sight line. If you find yourself reaching near paralysis on color selection, remind yourself of the following: Selecting a name for a baby is a big decision. The purchase of a $20 gallon paint isn’t. Remove all the furnishing from the room, empty the wall space and make repairs as necessary. Place drop cloths on floors and start painting. You’ll be amazed at what a difference a fresh coat of paint makes.
Think twice before returning all the furnishing to the space. Designate a focal point in the room. This can be a fireplace, large picture window or large piece of furniture that can anchor the space. Center the large seating area around this focal point. Think twice about the smaller pieces of furniture that will be returned to the space. These can often present a cluttered look. When ramping up the décor in your space, remember that less is always more. Cluster smaller artwork together on the walls at eye level.
Limit the number of accessories and collectibles in the space. Group them in clusters of three items. Don’t feel the need to display all of your collectibles. Rotate them out during the years. Finally, don’t be tempted to fill every wall space and tabletop with accessories. This can be overwhelming and achieve the opposite effect of the warm and inviting space you’re seeking to create.