If you’re living room consists of nothing but a television and sofa then it’s time to consider dressing up the space. Believe it or not the living room is one of the most important areas of the home. It’s where you entertain your guests and a space we tend to retreat to after a long day. Therefore, you’ll want the living room to look it’s best. Here are four ways to add some style to a bland living room even on a small budget.
- Center the Furniture Around A Stylish Rug
Investing in a beautiful rug doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Whether you select a geometric or another type of patterned rug this can really pull the entire room together and the interior will look finished. For the maximum effect, arrange the major furniture pieces such as the couch and the coffee table around the rug.
Oversized or a standard sized rug? When shopping for the perfect rug you’ll need to keep in mind the dimensions of the room. Using a small rug in a big living room will look as if it’s floating in space and you won’t achieve the desired look. On the other hand, a big rug in a small room won’t work if you still want to show off your beautiful wood floors.
- Create A Gallery
A gallery of artwork doesn’t cost much to create. By arranging various scaled prints and paintings into groups you can create an upscale gallery vibe. By decking adjacent walls in your favorite pieces of art can bring out the simplest furniture pieces.
You can pick up inexpensive yet stylish frames from thrift shops or home good stores. You can frame your collection of postcards, family photos or artwork you’ve purchased online or from local sources.
Have Fun with Different Textures
Use a variety of materials within your living room space to design the ultimate, sophisticated interior. From leather, wood, faux fur, woven cotton and velvet these different types of materials will dress up a neutral palette.
Add a Bright Color
Incorporating a bright color in your interior is the easiest way to make your living room feel less bland. A bright colored sofa or rug will breathe life into the space. You can also use color in smaller ways like through a vase, lamp or even throw pillows.