Your living room is typically one of the places that you spend lots of time in your home whether it’s watching football, entertaining guests or just relaxing, it is definitely a do it all room. Here are a few easy ways to spice up your living room and give it a personal touch.
Painting is far and away the best way to add a personal touch to any room. If you are good at taking your time and have a great attention to detail, you can even do the painting yourself. However, if you are not good with details and don’t like working on ladders, hiring a painting professional is not overly expensive for most budgets.
If your millwork is a standard 2.5″ – 3″ in height and barely noticeable, consider installing some new, more decorative millwork. In many homes today, homeowners are installing 4-6″ millwork along with crown molding along the ceiling. This really adds a bit of elegance to a room and makes the molding stand out and become part of the room.
A rug might be the easiest thing you can do to transform a room. Options for rugs are truly endless as you can choose different shapes, patterns, colors and materials. A well thought out rug can add character and color to an otherwise bland room.
Spicing up a room with furniture definitely works, but can be more expensive than the other routes mentioned. If you have the money, purchasing unique furniture that sets the tone in a room will definitely give your room some flair. Other options include refinishing/painting furniture from garage sales and thrift stores. You can find many online tutorials on refinishing furniture.