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17 Sep 2018

How To Dress Up Your Living Space

When it comes to decor, you may be torn with what you actually want to achieve. Maybe you’re someone that likes to focus on having a practical home. After all, when you have children, this can be the most important thing. You’ll often need each space to be perfect for the activity it is meant for. That can sometimes mean that pretty decor goes out the window - especially in the living room. When you want things to be wipeable without sharp edges, you may find that your options are limited furniture wise. So, you often compromise on the look of a space to make sure that it feels practical enough. However, there are things you can do to really dress up your living space and still ensure that it meets your functional needs.

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Use Colour

First of all, you’re always got the option to use colour. Now, when you want walls and floors to be practical and wipeable, it’s so easy to feel as if you need them to be practical colours too. But that’s just not true. Because you can often find some of the best flooring choices in great colours - especially when you’re going for tiles. It’s the same for leather sofas - you don’t have to go with black! And, when it comes to the walls, definitely feel free to choose something bright and bold if you want to liven up the space.

Keep Clutter At Bay

From here, you’re then going to want to think about the overall feel of the space. Because if it’s incredibly cluttered, then this will often mean that it feels messy and chaotic. But, if you want the living room to feel relaxing and inviting, you just need to keep clutter at bay. Make sure that you have a system that allows you to keep things in their place, so that clutter just cannot build up.

Use Statement Pieces

Now, if you really want to make the space look fancy, then choose statement pieces that can stay it all for you. From Victorian lighting to pretty prints, there’s a lot you can do here. Perhaps use the ceilings, or the curtains to do this so that you’re still keeping the bulk of the space practical.

Work In Decorative Touches

Then, you need to make sure that you’re setting the space off. Choose lovely (washable) scatter cushions and throws to decorate your couch or add trinkets to high shelves to make sure the room looks more dressed up.

Make The Most Of The Walls

Then, the last space that you can look to dress up, is your walls. When you have really bare walls, the entire space can feel unfinished - even when you’re going for a minimal look. So, take a look at some styles of artwork that you like or that you think will work perfectly with the theme that you have going on. When you do, you will finally feel as if the space is all dressed up and looking great.

Do you have any tips on how to dress up your living space? Let me know in the comments below. 

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