Ramp Up the Décor in Your Living Space

Has your living room become less than welcoming lately? It doesn’t take long for neglect to begin showing.  We tend to get so caught up in the responsibilities of everyday life that taking on another project seems daunting. It’s also easy to become overwhelmed by an endless stream of home decorating magazines and online photos of glamorous rooms. You don’t need an unlimited budget or the assistance of an expensive designer to ramp up the décor in your living room. Follow these back to basic suggestions from the design pros and within a few short weekends, you can transform your living room into an oasis that is truly welcoming. There’s no better time than today to get started!

Take advantage of the deals offered by Groupon coupons and select some comfortable activewear from the huge variety available through Old Navy. Once you begin your project, you’ll welcome the comfort and maneuverability their selection of activewear allows. The next step is to set a budget. Determine if pieces that you currently own can be repurposed and if slipcovers can suffice in lieu of new upholstery. Make a list of your priorities for the room.

The biggest way to transform any space and have the largest impact is to paint the walls. Remove all the furnishings from the space. Those pieces that are too large should be covered with drop cloths or large sheets to protect from paint drops. Remove artwork from walls and window treatments and hardware from the windows. Cover the floors with a drop cloth as well. Patch and sand any holes as needed. Apply two coats of paint and touch up baseboards and trim as needed. Allow paint to dry for at least two days.

Select new window treatments that complement the wall color and upholstery. Hang the panels or valence four inches below the ceiling or ceiling molding. This will direct the eye to the ceiling and give the room a more spacious feel.  Refrain from returning smaller, occasional pieces of furniture to space. They tend to make a room look cluttered.  Edit accessories before returning. Shine the window and update the lighting and you’ve succeeded in transforming your living space!