Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Living Room

Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Living Room
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    Even the most gorgeous, open-aired, welcoming living room can become boring after a while. If you've lived in your home for 10+ years,you'll have a hard time finding your living room exciting and stimulating.

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So, what can you do? Should you give up and simply accept your dull living room? Of course not. Luckily, there are ways to breathe new life into your living room so that you can have a more pleasant time in it. So, let’s not dilly dally, and lets us see how to make your living room pop.

Cost-Effective Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Living Room

A lot of people think that in order to breathe new life into your living room, you have to spend a fortune. Well, the truth is far from so. While you can always get a new piece of furniture or by a new TV, there are ways to make your living room fresh without spending much money. So, let us first take a look at the more cost-effective ways of breathing new life into a living room, before we proceed to the more expensive ones.

  • Declutter

    This may sound counter-intuitive, but hear us out. One of the reasons why a living room can become dull and boring is not because it has few items in it.

    On the contrary, most living rooms become dull because people put too much stuff in them. Item by item, people turn their living rooms into a storage unit.

    The accumulated pieces clutter up the living room over the years, without you even noticing. So, if you want to have a cost-effective way to breathe new life into your living room, you can visit sites like miamimoversforless.com and learn how to declutter it.

    Get rid of anything that you haven’t used in the past 3 months. You’ll be surprised at how fresh a living room can feel once you declutter it.

  • Repaint

    When was the last time you painted your living room? If the answer is anything more than 6 months ago, then you can have a repaint. Adding a fresh coat of paint will make any living room much fresher and brighter. You can choose to refresh the current color of your living room if you have a theme going. Or you can choose to implement some new colors.

    The beauty of living rooms is that you can use almost any color for them. If you want a more spacious, calmer feeling you can opt for colder colors like green or blue. On the other hand, if you prefer some coziness and warmth, you can go with orange or warm red.

    Colors play a big role in how we perceive the space around us. So think carefully about which colors you are going to use. Try to think of what feeling you would like your living room to invoke, and then paint it accordingly.

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  • Pets or plants

    Want to breathe new life into your living room? Then why not bring in something that is actually alive. Pets make any household much livelier and brighter. A cat or a dog will make your entire home, and therefore your living room, a fun place where something is always happening.

    But, there are people who don’t have the time or inclination to take care of a furry pet.Forthem, there are calmer pets like fish. You can even implement plants into their living room in order to have a certain sense of liveness. Even a single plant can make the room feel more natural and therefore more alive.

  • Adding light

    Some living rooms feel dull simply because they lack light. They are fine during the summer. But, once fall and winter roll in, they can feel a bit lackluster. So, how do you deal with this? Simple! Add more light.

    You can either try to bring in more natural light into your living room. Or you can simply get some lamps and place them around.

    Avoid placing an overhead light source in your living room. Multiple yellow light sources give living rooms a much more natural, calmer feel. Meanwhile, overhead lights should be reserved for office spaces and storage facilities.

Adding Art Into Your Living Room

Most of you probably already know that adding art into your living room is a sure way to make it livelier. But, what happens more and more is that people simply pile up art pieces and end up cluttering up their living room. Now, we’ve been through why this is bad. But, we haven’t gone over how to properly incorporate new art into your living room so that it is both aesthetic and well incorporated. So, let’s.

  • Start small

    The first thing we would advise you to do is to start small. Declutter your living room as much as you can, and then slowly incorporate art into it. Consider your art pieces as if they were a part of a larger story.

    Ideally, your living room should be thematically connected with odd bits here and there. All the best living rooms have this design in mind, as it is both aesthetic and interesting. So, go slow, and only place new art pieces into your living room once you feel that you’ve found a proper place for them.

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  • Keeping it personal

    The one thing you should always avoid is having a generic living room. Your living room should literally be the room you live in. Therefore it should represent a certain part of you. Once you incorporate art into it, try to incorporate only the art pieces that have some meaning to you.

    An art piece that is there just for fun plays little role in breathing life into your living room. In order to make your living room truly feel alive, you need to connect it to your life and experiences.

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