A comfortable, warm and inviting space can make all the difference in how you feel when you come home. This applies to all of the rooms, especially the living room. After a long day, the living room is where you unwind, sit down on the couch with snacks and tea to watch a movie with your partner or read a good book. It’s the room where guests will gather when you are entertaining, and it should feel inviting and comfortable for everyone. Most importantly, it should feel that way to you.
If your home is open plan and has a large kitchen island, more-often-than-not the living room gets neglected and the family tends to hang out around the kitchen. Make use of your living room by designing it in a way that is meaningful to you, and inspires you to spend more time there. Here are 10 ways you can do that during your Vancouver home renovation.
Dedicate a wall for different sized photographs of the people, pets and places most important to you. This will serve as a constant reminder of everything that brings you comfort, warmth and safety.
If your living room is all hardwood, tile or concrete, add a big, fluffy or patterned area rug to bring back warmth and softness to the space. No one wants cold feet, or to feel like they are sitting in an unfinished showroom. Your pets will appreciate it too.
Find some fun, comfy pillows to add to the armchairs and the couch. This adds warmth to the room and makes people feel more at home.
Play with Candles
Add little tea (or scented) candles around the room for a nice ambience as the evening approaches.
Adding a signature aroma to your living room can help set the mood, and pull together your vision for the room. You can buy sophisticated scented candles, aroma sticks, or use diffusers with essential oils.
Lighting in any room is more important than you think. For the living room, add dimmer switches or play with pendant lights, and accessories in your room to reflect patterns on the wall.
Getting rid of junk and clutter can make a big difference in how your space feels not only to you on a daily basis, but to your guests as well.
Your furniture sets the tone for the room. Don’t overfill a room with furniture as it can make it feel cramped – less is more. Choose large-scale furniture for large spaces, and small, compact furniture for small spaces.
Keep your curtains and blinds wide open during to allow the sunlight to give you a positive start to the day. Natural light works wonders on our mood.
Paint Your Ceiling
Your ceiling is your fifth wall, don’t forget to take it into account when renovating or refreshing a room as it can have a huge impact on the overall design. You can even wallpaper it for a custom touch.
Planning a Vancouver home renovation? Call our experts so we can chat about your game plan! We can help you make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are up to your highest standards.