Tips to make your living room look expensive
While the kitchen and bathroom often take priority when it’s time to renovate, the living room is the first place decorators look at when their home needs a revamp. As the central feature (and often the first room guests see), it should reflect your personal taste and aesthetic. But before you get started there are a few things you should consider first. What is your design goal? How much room do you have to work with? How will the space be used?
1. Simplify your styling : A cluttered, overaccessorized space can look messy and disorganized, rather than chic and sophisticated. Pare down your collection, and only retain pieces that have sentimental value or evoke strong memories. A simplified space will enable the remaining elements to really shine.
2. Camouflage your television : A cluttered, overaccessorized space can look messy and disorganized,
rather than chic and sophisticated. Pare down your collection, and only retain pieces that have sentimental value or evoke strong memories. A simplified space will enable the remaining elements to really shine.
3. Use an interesting textile : Give your room a custom look by using vintage or antique textiles to make throw pillows or cover small pieces like seat cushions or upholstered stools. An antique Turkish rug on the floor is another simple way to instantly create visual intrigue. The unusual fabric will inject your room with a unique element and will personalize your space.
4. Incorporate a sculptural item : Prevent your room from becoming a sea of straight lines and circular forms by introducing an element with an interesting shape or unique silhouette. A tree-root coffee table or unusual side chair will feel like a piece of art in your living room, adding an unexpected and wholly artistic component to your design.
5. Hang Large-scale Art : Create a focal point and give your space some wow factor by hanging an oversize piece of art by itself on one of your living room walls. The look is chic and high impact, with very little hassle. Keep your eyes peeled at flea markets and thrift stores for large pieces at reasonable prices, or get creative and make your own.