The living room is one of the most used areas in the home. This is where you host guests, unwind after a long day, and spend time bonding with your family. Additionally, the living room is one of the first rooms that tell the story of your home’s personality. It is no wonder 17% of British homeowners spent money remodelling their living room spaces. However, to ensure you have made a worthy investment, you must implement the right changes to give your living room your preferred personality. But, how can you do this? Here are a few ideas to consider.
Invest in multifunctional furniture
A cluttered house is never appealing. Various items such as blankets, throw pillows, and magazines kept in the living room, can overcrowd the space over time. In some cases, your furniture may cause the cluttered appearance of your living room. Using multifunctional furniture is a great idea. For instance, furniture with storage solutions makes storing items easier, leaving the space decluttered and organised. In addition, multifunctional furniture pieces help you save space. You can consider a classy ottoman that doubles as a storage space to store your magazines. Or, if you have a low, wide window, you can build a multifunctional window seat. This creates a cosy space to enjoy the sun and even carry out hobbies such as scrapbooking and knitting. Its multifunctional nature can also serve as a great place to store items. A foldable desk and nested furniture are also a good idea.
Take advantage of “unusable spaces”
Depending on the design of your home, some space may seem “awkward,” often leaving your living room looking a bit misshapen. For instance, the space between your ceiling and wall, like an alcove. Fortunately, you can use this to your advantage. Using such spaces gives your living room a unique appearance, makes it aesthetically pleasing and allows you to add more personality and character. With the help of reputable builders, you can create a functional home office in such spaces. You can also build shelves and cupboards to display souvenirs or act as a storage space. Taking advantage of these “unusable spaces” would help you create a unique living space that guests would be in awe of.
Include natural elements in your space
There are several advantages associated with incorporating nature into your living space. It helps ease stress, improves your mental wellbeing, and increases creativity. They have also been known to aid in improving physical health as well. Including natural elements in your home creates an aura of warmth and cosiness. It also creates a haven of mindfulness and serenity. There are several ways you can include natural elements in your living room. Indoor plants such as areca, peace lily, and pothos, among others, are one way of doing this. You can also include natural textures such as stone, wood, and clay in your decoration pieces and even furniture.
Mix up textures
It is a common misconception that the ideal living room space follows strict uniformity. Although this may be ideal for some, it is usually based on choice and not a rule of thumb. That said, you can bring a lot of personality to your living room by including several textures. You should look for interesting ways to mix textures and colours from linens to velvets. For instance, you can dress your grey sofa with beautiful turquoise velvet throw pillows and a patterned blanket. Implementing harmony is the trick to ensuring your mixture is of aesthetic appeal. The last thing you want is to have a living room that feels too noisy, disorganised and cluttered. Therefore, take your time to try out and research various combinations to find an ideal combo.
Install a bookcase
Bookcases have a way of offering a simple yet unique way of transforming a space, especially your living room. However, this would usually depend on the strategies you implement. There are different types of bookshelves available, and you have one custom-made to suit your specific needs. So, regardless of your preferences, you would find something. You should also consider the colour of your bookcase. It must blend with the overall theme of your living room. Another thing to consider is how you shelf your books. Interior design experts do suggest leaving gaps in the shelves to add to the style. You may also want to create a unique colour scheme of design with your shelved books to add to the space’s character.