Make sure that you determine the theme of your living room before you begin the project. You can choose to have a very playful living room with an entertainment system and toys if you have kids or a peaceful living room with a fireplace if you are a newly married couple.
Rather than spending a fortune on re-designing your living room, try to rearrange your furniture. Not only is changing the furniture around cheaper, but it can improve the whole feel of the room. Just be sure to measure your sofa and other furniture before moving them around; this will prevent you from trying to fit your furniture into spots that they will not fit in.
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Now that you have some inspiration, you should be able to get working on making your home into what you want it to be. Use each of these ideas throughout your home and when the work is complete, you will be happy. Enjoy the work as well as living in your home.
Small space dwellers, have a little faith. Follow these easy-to-fake tricks for making your room look bigger.
Make Ceilings Soar
Sure, space is a lovely problem to have. If you don’t have the square footage, have some fun faking it. (Trust us, it’s possible.) Hanging the rod above the molding visually extends the window’s height and makes the ceiling appear taller, depending on how much space you have, go anywhere from 6″ to 12″. Painting the rod and brackets the same color as the wall will provide a more uninterrupted illusion.
Divide a Space
This applies to the people (we’re looking at you, studio-apartment dwellers) who don’t have walls between the eating area and the lounging zone. A decorative room divider, panel, or curtain can artfully carve out different areas from one large space.
Let in Maximum Light
So you’re not graced with a large bay window. Yes, you can still take advantage of sunshine. For a fresh, open look that maximizes light, hang the curtains “proud”-or wide-of the actual frame by extending the rod anywhere from 10″ to 18″ on each side. This way, when you push back the curtains, you can see the whole window. If you don’t have enough space on either side of your window, just calculate less fabric.