Are you tired of the way your living room looks? Are you beginning to wonder if half the clutter in your head is because of the clutter in your life? We all like having our rut, but once in a while it’s time for something different. Sometimes a new look not only brings personal interest or joy from changing up your living space, but it also helps clear up your mind and give you that positive rush of emotions that come from accomplishing something and being able to see that difference.
While each person’s situation is going to be different, there are a few basic tips that can help you with trying out a new look that might turn out to be your thing.
Remember: open space is not your enemy!
Sometimes you get so caught up in getting another end table, another coffee table, another storage trunk, that you end up using every free inch of space in the room. While there’s something to be said about a room absolutely full of furniture, don’t underestimate how nice a little bit of open space can be.
Try some less cluttered setups with large open space in the middle of the room and see how well it suits you. You might be surprised how much you come to love it!
Don’t be afraid to be creative
If you tend to recycle between the same two or three general looks, maybe it’s time to try something completely different. Stop making the TV the center of the living room – try creating a circular seating arrangement – think about other ways you can set up your furniture and odds and ends to create a different vibe in each room. The problem might not be that you need new stuff – maybe you just need a new arrangement to get the creative juices flowing again.
Don’t overlook vertical storage options
If clutter is an issue, you might want to consider using the vertical space that comes with each room. Whether it’s ceiling to floor bookshelves, or creating some great looking wood shelves that loft around a room and bring some shelves from the ceiling down, you have a lot of options when you think creatively.
Don’t discount how much of a difference even a few basic shelves around the room for knick-knacks, books, and other odds and ends can make. This uses space that would otherwise be just bare. Why not add something that brings your personality to otherwise blank space?
Don’t look at rearranging your home as a chore: think of it as a fun opportunity to try a new look or feel that might be just what you’ve been looking for.