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August 10, 2022

5 Ways to Enhance Your Living Room

Are you looking to freshen up your living room?

Do you want to enhance your living room so that you, your family, and guests can sit back and relax?

Here are five ways to enhance your living room, either with the furniture you already have or with some design updates.

Rearrange Your Furniture

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Did you know that the fastest way to enhance and even create space in your living room is by simply rearranging your existing furniture?

When arranging large and somewhat bulky pieces such as sofas, the best thing to do is place this piece of furniture opposite the room’s main feature or attraction. If the room has a fireplace, a mantle, or a TV, put the most prominent furniture piece opposite that piece and work around this layout.

A faux-pas in furniture arranging is placing large sofas against a window; this can obstruct the amount of natural light coming in.

If you have single chairs or love seats, place these adjacent to your sofa. This will help dictate the focal point and create a lovely seating arrangement.

Allow for Natural Light (or Light in General)

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One way to enhance any living space is to allow natural light into the room. This can be done by opening the curtains or being strategic with light placement.

If the windows are small or don’t allow much natural light, it is essential to consider the use of lamps or light stands; however, one should be careful with what kind of light fixture to use and buy.

Hanging light fixtures are a great option if there is the option, as this can guarantee that the light exposure is at its maximum exposure. If there is no hanging light fixture, the next best option is a tall lamp or floor lamp, which can give the light fixture height. Should there be no space to house a floor lamp, a standard table lamp can also work.

Organize Wires

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Living rooms can quickly be cluttered with wires, plugs, and devices; the best way to enhance your living room is to give it a minimalist feel and approach.

Organizing wires can mean being strategic with the placement but also using cover plates. Nowadays, cover plates can come in an assortment of neutral and tan colors which can help with the décor as it doesn’t draw attention to it.

If cover plates are not the ideal route, placing wires behind stationary objects is another way of concealing and organizing wires.

Add Accessory Furniture or Pieces

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Throw pillows, rugs, and blankets can add to a room when done correctly. They can add that splash of color, but also they can add definition to the room. Using an area rug placed in the center of the seating area can let people know that this is the sitting place and the living room. This is particularly ideal for spaces that are open concept, and there are now walls to create separation.

Avoid Furniture to Wall Contact

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There is this notion that if you flush your furniture against your wall, it will create space; however, while this is true in theory, in practice, it makes it hard to rearrange every other piece of furniture that doesn’t get to go against a wall.

Try to place furniture pieces a foot away from the wall; this will create the illusion of space by making the room feel bigger.

Decorate for Flexibility and Adaptability

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Using existing pieces and simply rearranging a room is an excellent way of spicing things up – but more importantly, having the option to rearrange on a need-be basis is a great way to have a room adaptable for any occasion or space.

Margarita Bravo Green Interior Designer

Margarita Bravo

Denver’s Best Interior Designer

Margarita is a luxury interior designer and decorator, remodeler, furniture curator, and creator of experiences. Margarita’s unique skill set has evolved from her strong educational background and European and Latin American sources of inspiration. Now with design studios in Denver, Miami, Montecito, Aspen And Barcelona.