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How To Make Your Living Room More Welcoming

by Jessica Amey

Our living room plays an important part in our lives, including our social life. If you would like to make sure that your living room is more welcoming and inviting when you are holding a party, you don’t have to spend a fortune. There are some simple tips to make you and your friends, family members feel more at home and cosy this year. Find some ideas below.

Brighten Up
It is easy to repaint a dark sideboard or change the feature wall to a more contemporary, bright one. You might want to add colour by painting your doors. There is nothing more depressing than a dark and dull room. Change your flooring or add a rug for contrast, and you will see that your mood changes immediately. If you would rather not get rid of your black leather sofa, you might get a bright colour cover or cushions for contrast. In case you are ready for a change, you could have a look at the latest collection of Alexander and James Sofas to find the perfect match for your room.

New Blinds and Curtains
In case you are still using the traditional vertical blinds everyone has, it might be time to change. You can get a better way of controlling light in your home. Day and Night Blinds give you the perfect view outside, while giving you enough privacy. You can control the amount of light you let in, and could also get different colours to match your interior. Venetian blinds can also improve the look of your home, combined with some natural shade curtains.

Hide Clutter
An easy way of making your room look more spacious and brighter is getting rid of the clutter. In case you run a business from the corner of your living room, it might be time to start shopping for some room dividers, so you can enclose your workspace and don’t force your guests to stare at your collection of pens and computer screen while having a chat.

Soft Furnishings
Pay attention to accessories and soft furnishing. They don’t only have to be comfortable and feel warm, but also blend in your interior style. You should change your sofa cushions every couple of years, as they tend to go flat, so you can always find a comfortable position for a chat or catching up with your favourite Netflix series.

The Personal Touch
Having a beautiful room that looks like one from the catalogue, however, will not make it welcoming. You have to add your personal touch. Get some great canvas pictures printed at your local store, or buy art that is close to your heart. Decorate your walls with family pictures or montage, your favourite landscape, or quote. Or make your own wall hangings!

It is hard to find the balance when designing a living room that is equally suitable for entertaining guests and curling up with a glass of wine watching TV or reading. If you would like to make the most out of your space, brighten it up, personalise, and accessorise.

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