If you feel like you need to give your house a makeover, the living room is the best place to start. It is where you receive your visitors and can give a first impression to whoever visits. The living room should reflect your personal tastes. But you have to make sure that you keep it simple and classic. Most people cram a lot of stuff into their living rooms which makes the overall effect quite chaotic.
A cluttered living room that has so many items can make it look quite messy. A person coming into the house will not have an idea where to look. There is no focus to draw your attention so your eye wanders around the room increasing your confusion. Always go for something simpler. Try to bring down the number of things you place in your living room. This will allow the items you actually have in the living room to catch the spotlight. You can create a focus by de-cluttering the room and bringing attention to the furniture arrangement. You can play with colour to brighten up the space. You can add light coloured throw rugs Australia to bring out the texture and colour of a darker wooden floor.
There are certain items that you can add to the room to subtly change the atmosphere within. You can use a luxury cushion or throw pillows in different textures and colours to add touches of colour to an otherwise dull looking sofa. You can use vintage textiles with beautiful patterns to add a unique visual element to the room. Unusual colours and patterns can always add a touch of excitement to the space. You can add something with a unique or interesting shape so that the room isn’t full of straight lines and circles; maybe a small piece of sculpture with wavy or jagged lines. You can also use art to transform a room. You can hang a large sized painting in your living room wall so that someone’s gaze is drawn into it the first time they step foot in the living room. You can arrange the furniture under it and allow sufficient light from the windows to come in and light up the space. You don’t have to look for an expensive painting. There are so many things you can find on a budget at thrift stores and flea markets. Make sure that the painting is simple enough with bold colours. You can have an abstract painting with interesting shapes and lines. You can go for a variety of textures and materials so that the living room will have some variety. You can also add a plant or two to make the space more inviting.