7 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life
The living room—where your family gathers to watch the Atlanta Falcons, do homework, and host family gatherings. The living room is often the first room guests see as they enter your house. What does your living room say about you? Are you old-fashioned, contemporary, fun, or boring? If you are trying to dress up your living room, you should first consider three things.
- What is the primary purpose of my living room?
Do you use your living room primarily for family visits or does your family basically live in your living room? Do you want an elaborately decorated room or would you rather it be comfortable? Think about what you use your living room for the most, and it will help you decide on other factors, too.
- How much money am I willing to spend?
Setting a budget before considering living room improvements will help transform ideas into options. Knowing what is acceptable or not, based on the price tag, will save you time and money.
- What do I want the most?
Knowing ahead of time what your main goal is when dressing up your living room will keep you focused. Whether it’s hardwood floors or new window shutters, don’t forget it. Try not to get overwhelmed with the hundreds of other decorating options that are available for your Atlanta home.
- Hardwood Floors with Textured Rugs
Hardwood floors are easy to clean and maintain. When combined with a textured or patterned rug, you get the best of both worlds. It’s like having carpet and hardwoods, yet it’s stylish and cool.
- New Wall Color
Adding a new wall color to your living room can create a whole new vibe. Try a maroon or navy if you are going for a traditional feel, a pastel color if you want a light and welcoming appeal, and classic white or other neutral colors if you want a simple, minimalistic touch.
- Comfortable Seating
There’s nothing more welcoming than a comfortable couch or love seat. Make it the centerpiece of your room with decorative pillows or a throw blanket.
- Storage Ideas
Beautiful new shelves, coffee tables, entertainment centers, or other storage ideas can be perfect for hiding loose items in your living room. Look for trendy baskets that match your room’s style for a nice addition.
- Family Friendly Ideas
If your family spends a lot of time in your living room, yet you still want your living room to have a modern appeal, invest in family friendly ideas. These include leather and plastic furniture. These materials--especially white furnishings--are easy to spot when dirty, and super easy to clean.
- Floor-Length or Sheer Curtains
Adding new curtains is sure to dress up your living room. Floor-length curtains will make your room appear larger while sheer curtains will help let more natural night into your living space.
- Light & Airy Window Treatments
Try to avoid dark window coverings and choose light colored treatments. Consider investing in neutral shutters for a “wow factor” effect. shutters are very popular in the Southern and coastal states, and instantly add a touch of class to any living room.