Easy Ways to Organize the Home by Giving Your Living Room a New Look

moderlivingroomThe living room is often just as much the "heart" of the home as the kitchen is. This is the place where we come together to sit, talk, relax and unwind after supper and before bed. It is the perfect space to reflect your inner style. If it has been awhile since you updated your living room, why not start the New Year with a new look?

Easy Ideas for Transforming Your Living Room

  • add some cozy texture rugs
  • rearrange your furniture
  • buy new or used furniture
  • consider a space-saving storage ottoman for holding extra blankets
  • frame family artwork
  • make a picture frame feature to display loved ones
  • add plants, trees and greenery
  • change your window coverings (blinds, curtains, Roman blinds, drapes, valences)
  • build or buy a wood box for your firewood
  • add a fireplace (hire a good contractor to install a wood-burning fireplace to code)
  • purchase an electric fireplace (consider wall-hanging electric fireplaces for ambiance)
  • add a fish tank to incorporate relaxing lighting and soothing fish to observe
  • install a reversible ceiling fan to reduce winter heating bills and summer air conditioning bills
  • reupholster or distress your current furniture
  • splurge on a massage chair
  • introduce some reclining furniture (couch or chair)
  • sew some giant pillows to lounge on the floor
  • re-do your fireplace mantle
  • update your windows if you have older, inefficient ones
  • use LED Christmas lights year round to create soft lighting
  • purchase or refinish some funky table lamps and shades
  • paint new colors
  • add or remove bookshelves and shelving units
  • add or update your trim and crown molding
  • use throw pillows, vases, books and special travel treasures to add pops of color and personalize your space

Ask the Family

If you want some inspiration for your new living room design, consider asking the other members of the house. Their creativity and input may be just what you need to get the process going. Bring home some paint swatches and take a vote. Look online for some inspiration. Do you want this room to reflect a particular theme? Keep an open mind and have fun with the process!

After the process of organizing a room, call The Maids of Plainfield to give it that professional touch.

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