Most people spend a lot of their time at home in their living room, which is why it makes sense that this is often where we focus most of our décor efforts.
However, sometimes you may need some inspiration, especially if you feel a bit bored with your living room setup, or you think that you want to elevate it. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place, as this post will be discussing four things that you can do to create a stylish living area.
Reevaluate your furniture
Your furniture likely takes up most of the space in your living room and it will also be what catches the eye first, so if you don’t have the right furniture, your living room can look unpleasing.
You may want to replace some of your older furniture items with newer ones, especially if they have been damaged over time.
And if there’s a glaringly empty spot in your living room, adding a piece of furniture could make it look fuller. Coffee tables make great statement pieces for living rooms, and they’re also practical because they offer you somewhere to place your things.
Change up the lighting
Lighting plays a big role in how a room looks, and something as simple as changing up the lighting could elevate your living room and make it more stylish.
If your curtains are often drawn during the day or you have something blocking your window, the room could look dark, which isn’t ideal. You should try and let as much natural light in during the day. As for the nighttime . . . there are plenty of lighting options, from classy pieces like chandeliers to modern pieces like Edison bulbs, so you’re bound to find something you like. You can also add fairy lights if you enjoy having various light sources.
Add a signature scent
We often think about style as being something we can see, and while sight certainly does play a big role in style, the essence of style is all about how a room makes you feel. And if you want to elicit a certain feeling in your living room, you need to encompass other senses as well.
Scent is a powerful sense, and it can make people feel more comfortable in your home. Warm scents like cinnamon can add a homey touch to a room, so why not get some scented candles? If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even make your own candles.
Make it cozy
While everyone has their own style, most people would agree that they want their homes to feel homey and cozy, especially their living rooms. So, if you want to add some style, this is the way to do it.
It’s not hard to do, either. It’s often as simple as getting a few blankets, pillows, and rugs, and placing them around your living room. If you’ve never gone rug-shopping before, you might want to read this post, as it discusses different rug textures and materials.