After a long day at work or a hard day at school, parents and children alike enjoy plopping down on a comfortable sofa to relax, play a board game and watch television or a movie. But not everyone can afford a spacious living room or family room with genuine leather couches and plush carpeting. No matter what your budget, there are ways for everyone to create an inviting, cozy living room and great first impression in any home, big or small.
It’s hard to reorganize or redesign when you’re not sure what available items you have to work with. Don’t limit yourself to what you already have in your living room or family room, either. Look around the other rooms of your home and gather items that might match the couch or theme of your living room.
Now that you’ve got stock of possible accessories for your room, move everything into the center of your room. First, you’ll finally be able to clean those hard-to-reach spaces like the woodwork, but secondly, you’ve got the perfect opportunity to repaint your room. If repainting an entire room seems too daunting, consider only painting one wall, especially if you’re redesigning a smaller room. Invest in rich colored paint and create an accent wall.
For larger rooms, consider sectioning off different areas of your space for different purposes or activities. Place chairs and end tables in a circular pattern around a coffee table or art piece and you’ve got a perfect conversational area. For devoted television watchers, create at-section by pushing a couch flush against a wall. Dividing your room may be difficult for smaller dimensions. Instead, pick a focal point and center your furniture around this item.