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6 Ways to Spice Up Your Living Room

April 8, 2014 | Comment

Are you tired of walking into the same old rooms every day? You don’t have to start knocking down walls to renovate your home into something exciting and new. Here are six ways to jazz up your interior design with nothing more than a few replacement parts.

1. Botanicals

A few flowers can make room any room smell like a garden, so stock up on gardenias and hydrangeas for sweet, spring-like fragrances. On the other hand, if you’re looking for clean air, invest in bamboo palms or a small olive tree for indoor air purification.

2. Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best living room of them all? Break free from traditional rectangles and find something that speaks to the style and personality of your home. Look into lavish designs, unique frames and different material types like brass, porcelain and wood.

3. Lamps

Lamps are one of the great untapped resources of interior design. Many homeowners simply buy a few functional ones and never think about them again, not realizing that between shape, size and shade, they’re missing all kinds of opportunities for decoration. Here’s an easy challenge: The next time you’re shopping, pretend you’re not allowed to buy any lamp with a white or beige shade. See how many possibilities that eliminates right off the bat.

4. Furniture

A comfortable couch is only the beginning of a great living room. For resting, there are also chairs, recliners and love seats; for holding drinks and papers, choose coffee and accent tables. Don’t forget the ottomans, either! Check out high-quality pieces of Harden furniture for more living room decor ideas.

5. Clocks

Who needs boring, round clocks with Roman numerals? Mantel clocks come in all shapes, sizes and designs; cuckoo clocks offer a sense of whimsy and fun, and grandfather clocks will add a timeless grace to any room. Digital wall clocks are also gaining popularity in sleek, contemporary homes where they complement modernity and chrome.

6. Picture Frames

Like mirrors and lamps, many people simply don’t give a lot of thought to their picture frames, but different kinds can completely change the atmosphere of their living rooms. Colorful ones are fun for kids and candid; ornate, 18th-century frames will accent your grandmother’s portrait with grace and weight.

These are just a few ways to redecorate and rejuvenate your living room. The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to experiment until you’re satisfied. Shopping is half the fun anyway!

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