It doesn’t matter if your living room is large and spacious or small and cramped. It can be a challenge trying to figure out how to decorate it. Homeowners want their living rooms to be a comfortable place to spend their time, but they also recognize that it’s the most-used room in the house.
We have 5 ideas you can use to give your living room all the personality you want while still managing to keep the space the best place to be in the home.
1. Use texture to transform a generic living room
For those who cannot do anything permanent to the room because it’s a rental, that doesn’t mean your space has to feel bland. You can use texture to create the room of your dreams. If your walls are white but have a lot of windows, choose velvet curtains in jewel tones to give the space a pop of color and a sense of elegance. If you have dark wood furniture, consider laying a fluffy rug underneath them.
2. Let your coffee table be the stage for your quirky interests
Walk into any living room, and you’ll probably see candles, table books, remote controls, and coasters on the coffee table. While these things are fine and well, you can turn the coffee table into a stage for highlighting your interests. For example, use clear glass jars filled with your favorite candy or rocks you may have collected instead of candles.
3. Add a touch of the unexpected
When you walk into a living room, you pretty much know what will be inside: sofa, chair, coffee table, television, end tables, lamps… You get the idea. However, no one said the typical living room setup had to be boring! For example, instead of a traditional chair, why not put up a hanging chair? Instead of a classic coffee table, try an acrylic table in a bright color.
4. Use ceiling-to-floor bookshelves to create a reading nook
Homeowners who have a massive book collection, this idea is for you!
If you have a nook that doesn’t get a lot of light and you don’t know what to do with it, use floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to create an English-style portrait room. It may seem over the top, but imagine how relaxing it would be sitting in a comfortable chair and sipping your favorite beverage while reading your favorite book. You can make the wall of books a little more intriguing by adding pieces of art, little sculptures, and other decorative knicknacks.
5. Create an accent wall with bold print wallpaper
Warning: if you’re going to be selling your home in the near future, this may not be an idea you’ll want to try. While it won’t affect any home appraisals or inspections, buyers may be distracted by your bold accent wall.
With that said, if you fancy yourself an adventurous type and like to express your personality in unusual ways, using bold wallpaper to create an accent wall is a good option. There are a lot of options out there, and you can definitely find a design that speaks to you.