Virtual Update: Living Room Ideas

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Once January rolls around and holiday decorations are packed snuggly away, our rooms run the threat of feeling a bit empty and leave many of us craving a new look for the new year. Take, for example, this living room …

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A great space bursting with potential, so let’s see what we can whip up to help add family function and style to this living room.

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Neutral furniture pieces. While striking colors and bold patterns are fun, neutral fabrics are more realistic for those of us who plan on mixing up our design scheme at some point in the future. Changing wall colors and adding a few new throw pillows make for an inexpensive update. Buying a new sofa to give a room a new feel, does not.

Area rug. Even if your room is carpeted, adding an additional area rug not only breaks up a large carpeted space, but pulls attention to a conversation area and helps the purpose of a room make sense.

Help your TV blend. Some of us feel that TV should be 100 percent hidden, while others couldn’t care less. I vote we meet in the middle. While a lone TV propped against a wall can make a space look a bit sparse and unfinished, adding inexpensive book shelves to either side of your TV stand adds interest and prevents your TV from stealing the spotlight of your now fabulously decked out living room.

Accessorize. Have fun with this part! Lamps, frames, throws, pillows. There are a million ways to add a little spark to your space.
— Cara Wilkerson writes the real estate and home improvement blog Live the Home Life

Photo Credits: Cara Wilkerson

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