Living Room Ideas: How to Add Charm to a Dull Space

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Tuesday, August 23, 2016)

Living Interior DesignIdeas for living room décor flow from the premise that this room should be, not a dull corner, but a space filled with charm, warmth, and personal meaning. However, sometimes our living rooms fall painfully short of this ideal.

Living rooms sometimes include décor of varying styles purchased in different eras, and this part of the house can even become a catch-all space where coats, shoes, and backpacks are dumped. If your living room is need of some TLC, check out these inspirations for adding charm and visual appeal.

Repaint & add detail.
Sometimes a home’s basic design does little to help the living room’s ambience. White walls that have become dingy, dated doorways, and lack of character are all issues that can be addressed with relatively little cost and effort.

For instance, outdated structural features can become appealing characteristics that give the room personality. For example, a doorway with rounded corners can take on a new persona when paired with crown molding around the ceiling and medallions around each ceiling light.

Bringing in some color is another great method for making the space your own. You can update the room’s décor by using a trending color or simply select a shade that is personal favorite of yours. Before buying paint, though, it’s advisable to check into the meanings of colors and how they tend to impact mood and emotion.

If you’re seeking to make your living room a retreat where you can relax at the end of the day, for instance, it might be best to veer away from red wall paint, even if you’re a lover of rosy hues.

Look for creative ways to solve your clutter problem by up-cycling and re-purposing to make storage solutions. In fact, a cabinet that is refinished and adorned with cabinet glass and new door handles will both add to the room’s style and give you a place to stash items that are bringing chaos to the space.

You can also turn bare wall space into an additional storage option by adding coat hooks, a back-pack rack, or glass shelves. If you’re using open shelving, try putting the contents in cute bins and baskets to avoid having shelves that look disorganized themselves. Of course this is not necessary if you’re storing attractive items like books or collectibles.

Let nature do the work.
Natural beauty is good for us and appreciated by most people. Bringing natural elements into your living room will add warmth and give the room a more tranquil atmosphere. Here are a few examples:

   • Potted dwarf trees.
   • Vases of cut flowers.
   • Natural building materials like a stone fireplace surround or wood flooring.
   • The addition of patio doors to provide both a view and convenient access to outdoor living space.

Glass and mirror elements such as glass shelves, cabinet glass, wall mirrors, and glass table tops can help you achieve your decorating goals for your main living space.

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