When you decorate a home for the first time, you realize that it’s a lot harder than it seemed. Little things you always took for granted in your parents’ home don’t just disappear out of thin air and your house can seem a little barren without these little things. All rooms need accessories to liven them up. Living rooms are the heart of the household, which means that they especially need to be livened up. You can do this by buying a few simple frontroom furnishings.
A pot plant is a classic way to bring some life to a room, if you remember to take care of it and keep it alive. A dead, wilting plant will do you no favors. A vibrant and green plant on the other hand will definitely make the room seem a lot livelier. If you want, choose a flower instead. A beautiful orchid can become the center of a room and give it a feeling of elegance and sophistication. Buy whatever plant your heart desires and remember to water it often.
Buying a cozy rug will help to make your room feel less formal and clinical. Buy the softest, fluffiest rug that you can find. It should be the kind of rug that your feet sink into. This should be the type of rug that you could fall asleep on! Just remember to give it a wash every now and again and choose it in a dark color to prevent staining. A wine-red rug will recover from spilled wine a lot easier than a snow-white rug.
If your living room could be mistaken for a showroom, you’re doing something wrong. Add some personal touches that only your family will have like kids’ artwork, family portraits and other small trinkets.