Home is where the heart is, or so the saying goes, but what happens when your heart is no longer in it? This can be especially true when thinking about your living room, as this is the one area of your home where most of your time will be spent. If it has lost its spark, you may have lost your spark too, and that is bound to have an effect on your rest and relaxation time at home.
To breathe new life into a boring living room, you might consider the following. These simple steps will help you to enjoy your home again, so do what you can according to your budget.
Add more color to your room
A blast of color is always a good way to boost the look of a room so think about the colors and shadings that you enjoy. Light and bright colors are often recommended because they can create happier moods, but at the end of the day, it’s down to your personal taste.
There are all kinds of ways to add more color, of course. A fresh lick of paint on your walls might be a good way to start. However, you could invest in a colorful sofa or some wall tapestries, or you could bring life to a tired old sofa with a new throw and cushions. Check out these exciting carpet and rug trends too and elevate the look of your flooring.
Mixing and matching the right colors should be a priority, of course, as mistakes can be made. Check out our advice here when choosing color schemes to protect you from any decorative errors.
Deal with your blank walls
Unless you’re going for the minimalist look, you want to avoid too many blank walls. They can reduce the aesthetic look of your room and can make it seem rather empty.
There are lots of ways to cover your blank walls so consider the options open to you. As we suggested, you could add a tapestry or two, for both color and decorative purposes. Another obvious choice is artwork. If you have a flair with a paintbrush, you could create your own. Alternatively, visit art galleries both online and off and pick out something that would suit your living space. Start by exploring the many beautiful pieces of art at the Pro Hart Gallery for some vibrant examples.
For your blank walls, you could also create your own gallery. Going beyond paintings, you could also include family photos, decorative plates, pieces of greenery, or posters. Choose whatever suits your tastes and arrange them stylistically for greater aesthetic appeal. Use these tips on creating an eclectic gallery wall and pay special attention to the advice given on color and themes to ensure decorative success.
Your home should be your tranquil haven of joy away from the rest of the world, so make sure it is worth coming back to. Follow the suggestions we have given you for your living room, and then continue to explore our website for advice on other aspects of your home.
Take care and thanks for reading!