Reinventing the Living Room: Three of the Best Kept Secrets in the Interior Design Business

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When you first moved in, you couldn’t wait to come home after a long day at the office. You’d lounge around your living room, watching TV, reading a book, or enjoying the company of others. Now, you look for excuses not to go back. The place that once felt so alive and fun now feels dull and lifeless. There’s nothing to be enjoyed there.

Though it’s hard to admit, you need to recognize the problem — you’re falling out of love with your home. It’s not you. It’s your house. It’s old style just doesn’t feel like home anymore. Don’t worry though, there are several things you can do to rekindle the passion you once felt for you living space. Here are a few tips from your friendly neighborhood interior designers that can help you reinvigorate your stale living spaces.

Replace Your Furniture With Custom Made Pieces.

One of the first things most interior home designers recommend is to get all of the old furniture out and bring in some new pieces. However, instead of shopping at a furniture warehouse, many interior home designers advise people to order custom designed furniture. That way homeowners get to control what the pieces are made out of, allowing them to insert more of their personalities into the room. Best of all, custom made furniture pieces aren’t more expensive than factory made pieces. In fact, they can often turn out to be less expensive.

Go Dark.

Dark-wall-living-roomDark walls are one of the best kept secrets that we high end interior designers have. Believe it or not, painting a room dark has the opposite effect than most people think it does. Instead of making a room feel tinier and more cramped, painting a small room in darker colors can actually make it feel much bigger and more open. On the flip side, white  always works, and  you’ll never get tired of it.

If You Buy Art, Buy Big.

Most interior home designers advise against buying small pieces of art. Instead of making a wall look more decorative, shrimpy artworks will actually make the wall look even more bare. If you do decide to buy art, make sure it’s a nice big piece that will sit well on your wall.

With these tips, you can easily rekindle the love you once had for your house.

Have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments!

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