Once you’ve moved into a new space, it’s such an exciting opportunity to make it your own. When you’re a renter, you’re obviously limited in ways that a homeowner is not. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you can’t have as much fun. When most people walk into their home, one of the first rooms they come to is the living room. For some, the living room is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day. In order to facilitate this experience, create a stunning living room with the following elements.
1. Wall Treatments
Sure, you’ve probably heard of window treatments, but consider how you’d like to treat the walls. Paint is always great because it sets a great canvas and the template for the rest of the room. Consider adding a fun statement wall in a vivacious color. If you have the patience, try stenciling a pattern on one of the walls to create a hand-painted effect.
2. Area Rugs
The right area rug serves a similar purpose as paint on the wall in that it creates a foundation for the rest of the decor. Whether you choose one of the fabulously patterned Roth Rugs or an interesting bamboo rug, use it to make its own statement as well. If you have a modern theme, make sure to choose modern rugs for living room. Additionally, having a theme is always helpful because it allows you to streamline the process and understand exactly what you’re really looking for.
Artwork is such a broad subject and can go in so many different directions. A stunning clay sculpture is artwork. An oil painting on a canvas is artwork. Try to incorporate a variety of art pieces. This will diversify your visual impact. Yet, it’s wise to make sure there’s a sense of cohesiveness with all of the pieces. Make sure they serve a purpose for continuity.
Natural light is always best. If you have windows in your living room, create window treatments that boldly allow the natural light to shine through. If you don’t have natural light, be sure to include strategically-placed artificial light. To enhance it all and visually open up a space, add large mirrors.
Once you’ve committed to the process of creating a beautiful living space, it’s not hard to maintain it. The foundation is laid. It’s now time to continue the process of enhancement in order to take things to the next level. Once this happens, your living room will be one that most won’t want to leave.