The living room is the heart of your home. It should reflect your mood, attitude and personality. By completing a few simple, inexpensive projects, you can transform this living space into a noticeably positive atmosphere.
Focus on a Focal Point: The easiest way to bring an old living room to life is to bring in one main piece of furniture and then build the room out around it. For example, bring home an antique sofa found at a flea market and then adorn it with pillows, quilts or throws. Colorful covers can let you change the look as you change your mood.
Turn the Tables: Your selection of end tables is what will round out the look of the central point of the living room. Tables come in an endless variety of shapes and shades that will compliment your design. Don't be afraid to get creative or unique with your selections...and don't feel like you always have to match!
Cut a Rug: A thick, colorful rug serves as the foundation for the color scheme of the entire living room. Rugs don't have to be name brands or high-dollar. Choose distinctive designs that are basic and attractive. Also, select the shape that blends in with the natural lines of the room.
Liven up the room: Splashes of paint and smart-looking art with be the finishing touches on your living room makeover. Eclectic selections are infinitely more interesting and significantly less expensive than the traditional pieces. Also, select appropriate frames that show off the works you love.