The Living Room: From Drab to Classy

December 12, 2016 2 min read

You’ve decided that it’s finally time to make your drab and boring living room elegant and classy for the new year, although you’re torn on how you’re supposed to do this. You may not have the knowledge to make this happen, but this article will teach you how to get there. There are various things you can do, like replacing old furniture pieces, or adding accents to your décor. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on refurbishing your place, but a little bit can go a long way. So, before that holiday party comes around the corner, here are several tips to make your living room look fabulous and marvelous. From cleaning the floor to adding a splash of color, you’ll wow your guests before they take their coats off. And they’ll be asking you what you did.

Cleaning and Polishing

Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve deep cleaned this room. After all, it is called a living room for a reason. But as we go about our daily duties it’s easy to forget about the amount of mess we make. There’s dust, mites, allergens, pollen, and if you have pets, fur that gets trapped on our floors and furniture. It can easily dampen your living room, or worse, make it smell. So if you want to spruce up your room, try doing a deep clean. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, there are plenty of cleaning agencies willing to do it for you. In no time at all your carpets will be looking like new, and your hardwood floor will be gleaming like the north star.

Adding Accents

A bit of color or texture will give something for the eyes to focus on. If your living room tends to look neutral or boring, adding something like a canary colored pillow or ruffled throw blanket will liven up the room. Adding rugs, potted plants, or even new lamps will also change the format and design of the room. There are a lot of things you could do to change the look without replacing the furniture. But replacements are an option.

Replacing Old Furniture

Getting rid of the smelly and old couch with mid century modern furniture will do wonders for your living room. A statement piece like a coffee tableor supporting pieces like walnut chairs will add a touch of decadence that your guests have never seen before. Your guests will be sure to pelt you with questions about where you got your new furniture, and they’ll want to know where they can get it. Besides, a new furniture piece will be a wonderful talking point during the party.