The gathering place of your home is where you and your guests spend the most time in your home. The living room not only is a place for late night chats and family game nights, it is also a place for relaxation and reconnecting with yourself. Having character in your living space can show off you personality while keeping a peaceful aura in the room can help it to serve multiple purposes.
If you feel that the living space is not serving you and could use a little more character, here are some ideas that can add that personal touch back to your home.
Similar to an accent wall, a feature wall can be anything you want it to be. You can create a collage of family photos, shelves displaying Knick knacks from your travels, add a fun wallpaper or just paint one wall a different color than the rest of the room.
Feature walls help draw people’s attention to it. This adds character because it showcases what is important to you or brings you joy. A feature wall could also be as simple as decorating the mantle of your fireplace and making it fit the season that you are in. Feature walls can be as detailed or as plain as the homeowners want.
Steering away from the traditional loveseat and couches that usually accompany living room furniture can bring a different kind of character to your living room. While you might not want to ditch a couch entirely, adding some unique seating options can help change the feeling of your space.
For a more relaxed feel, choosing a chaise may be a great option while still maintaining a sophisticated vibe. Place your new chaise in front of a large window for a more cozy vibe.
Large ottomans can provide seating for guests, provide storage and even act as coffee tables in certain situations. This allows you to get more use out of your living room which in turn will make it more enjoyable. Seating is important for a living room because it is the ultimate gathering space. Adequate seating is essential for guests and helps them to feel comfortable in your home and want to come back.
Bring In A Rug
An easy way to add some character to your home without changing the whole layout of the room is to add a large area rug. Rugs can come in multiple patterns, colors and textures. A rug might not seem like a big deal but it can add some color and a unique element to your living room.
Rugs also help to absorb sound which can help improve the living room if there is not a lot of other furniture. Rugs can help protect your feet from touching the cold floor in the winter months as well and keep it cozy during the winter months.
Create A Theme
Having a cohesive theme helps the space to feel less chaotic. A theme can help others to know exactly what you are trying to accomplish in your space and make it feel as if you planned it that way. Theme’s also help show your personality in one of the biggest areas of your home.
A more earthy and rustic touch is a great way to add character. Rustic furniture or rustic decor can bring more natural elements to your home. Rustic elements can be used tastefully and combined with other categories of decor. Because of the neutral colors that rustic furniture includes, it meshes with other colors and textures in a natural way.
Sugar House Furniture
We started in a small showroom in a strip mall and have now grown to one of the biggest furniture lines in Utah and have expanded our product line. We are the top destination for mission style furniture and accessories.
Our pieces are crafted out of solid wood suchs as White Oak, Cherry Maple, Walnut & Elm. Our family owned business provides customers with quality furniture sets in a variety of styles and finishes you love. Working with our team and choosing our products gives you a lifetime of durability.
The showroom of our products is a must visit place along the Wasatch Front. Coming to our showroom, you can see with your own eye exactly why we are Utah’s mission furniture specialists.