The living room is the most used room of any house and it is a good place to start with remodeling. A well-decorated living room can reflect your style and personality. However, before you start with the remodeling, inspect the conditions of furniture, electrical items, flooring, roof, etc.
5 Tips to Remodel your Living Room
1. Change your Layout
The living room can get an instant and easy makeover by just moving around the furniture. You can even move your living room to another room. Choose a new focal point and design your room around it.
For example, if the fireplace was your old central point, you can choose the television as your new focal point. It would guide the new layout of the room.
2. Front Entry Door Makeover
If your living room is at the front of the house, consider installing a new entry door. Another idea would be to repaint the current door. This won’t just give your living room a new look but also enhance the home’s exterior curb appeal.
Choose a bright, appealing and welcoming color for the door. If the breaker box is near the entrance door, choose an interesting way to conceal it.
3. Express with New Colors
a. Blue: Blue is a soothing and tranquil color. It is easy on the eyes and different shades of blue can bring different effects to the room. Lighter tones create a feeling of harmony and calm while a brighter shade adds vibrancy to the room.
b. Pink: The blush tone of pink adds new life to the living room and works great as a pop of color. It is a good alternative to neutral colors like cream or beige.
c. Luxe: Certain colors can bring a luxurious feel to the room. For example, shades of purple or royal blue can make the living room look and feel rich. Combine a bit of brass or marble, and the room will get a whole new look.
d. Bold: If you are not afraid to make a statement, try a bold color like deep green or flaming red. You can either paint the ceiling or one wall to make a bold statement.
If you cannot bring a major change to the room like new furniture, repainting or changing the layout, consider accessorizing. Choose accessories that don’t disturb the flow and harmony of the room.
Some accessories you can consider include vintage vases, vintage clocks, art pieces, mirrors, cushions, ceramic displays, curtains, etc.
5. Experiment with Lighting
Lighting is an important element that peps up the living room. It can highlight the attractive features of the room.
Choose ambient lighting to create a soft, peaceful and comforting ambience in the room. Accent lighting draws attention to a focal point and adds elegance to the room. You can experiment with different types of table lamps, floor lamps, landscape lights or spot lights.
Use a combination of lights to create interesting effects. Ensure all the lighting pieces have a GFCI connection for protection.
Focus on electrical safety as well when you remodel the living room. Ensure the circuit breaker box is functioning the way it is supposed to. This won’t just keep you safe after the remodel but during the remodel as well.
Jeson Pitt works with the marketing department of D&F Liquidators and regularly writes to share his knowledge while enlightening people about electrical products and solving their electrical dilemmas. He's got the industry insights that you can count on along with years of experience in the field. Jeson lives in Hayward, CA and loves to explore different cuisines that the food trucks in the Bay area have to offer.
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