The living room is probably the room in your house that you spend the most time in besides your kitchen. It is where you gather guests, play games, cheer on your teams, or cuddle up for a good episode of your favorite show. In addition, most floor plans position the living room as one of the first rooms you see when you walk into a house. To make your living room look more luxurious without breaking the bank, here are some tips for creating an ideal living room.
1) Lighting is everything
From windows to lamps… the lighting in a home is everything. A good window treatment can really open up a room and provide feelings of luxury and comfort. One rule to keep in mind with creating a luxurious living room is to make sure your draperies are not too short. Before you head to the store, measure the entire length of the window and all the way down to the floor. Whether you are purchasing curtains or drapes already made or you are creating your own, you can find sheer, lightweight fabric that is fairly inexpensive. Another good tip for quality window treatments is to keep the blinds or shades open so that you can let natural sunlight into the room. This will also help keep your heating costs down, as the natural sunlight can help heat your home.
Another tip for a luxurious living room and lighting is to have a variety of light sources. Try plug-in lamps next to certain furniture arrangements, use a dimmer to control the mood and level of light in the room and consider using candles in pretty vases or reflective containers. You can find such containers inexpensively at stores like Target, HomeGoods, Marshalls and so on.
2) Incorporate textures
Throw pillows and area rugs are easy ways to incorporate some texture into your living room furniture and decorations for a luxurious look. Design experts recommend using a variety of wood, glass, metals and woven materials to create a look that balances between collected and matching. Consider getting throw pillows that mix and match between different patterns and fabrics or you can have a faux-fur blanket to toss over a sofa. This will give you an added level of luxury without breaking the bank.
3) Update or add moldings
Interior architecture in your living room is huge in making your home have a luxurious feel in a fairly easy and inexpensive way. Replace old baseboards with updated and fresh looking crown molding or add crown moldings on the walls in a way that creates geometric shapes. This will create an extra layer of charm and class that won’t break the bank.
There are a lot of different ways to make your living room look more luxurious. If you’re looking to completely upgrade your living room or another room in your home and are considering a remodel, contact Charles Heating and Air today to start a conversation about your ideas!