When you open your home to guests, it’s ideal to entertain in a space that is fun and inviting — from comfortable seating options to visually stimulating wall coverings and color palettes. If your home needs a few entertainment upgrades, we are happy to provide living room inspiration! Here are seven interior design ideas for living rooms that could ultimately make your next get-together a hit.
7. Update The Floors
Updating the flooring in your living room can completely change the look of the space. If you’re dealing with hardwood floors, apply a coat of enamel or epoxy-based paint. If your floors are dark, brighten them up with a light color. Painter’s tape is a great tool for creating fun stripes or shapes on the floor. And if you don’t have time to paint, no problem; throw a statement rug on the ground to refresh the look of your floors.
6. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint To The Ceiling
Painting your ceiling is something that you might not have thought of doing before, but it’s a quick renovation that is likely to pay off. Experiment with a light blue to emulate the sky – this will draw your visitors’ eyes up, and your space will instantly feel more airy and spacious.
5. Hang (Or Paint) A Chalkboard
Invite your guests to get creative and hang some framed chalkboards. All you need are wood boards, frames to fit them, and chalkboard paint, and you can hang the pieces from rope or wire. This is an inexpensive way for friends and family of all ages to have fun at your next party.
4. Put Antiques On Display
Antiques and vintage pieces that you already own can create great conversations while also improving the look of your space. Repurposing these focal points with a fresh coat of paint or polish and a little elbow grease can help showcase your creativity, and your living room will feel more personal and intimate.
3. Get Some Plants
Breathe some literal life into your living room by adding some potted plants. They’ll make your space feel more vibrant and also help clean the air. If you don’t have a green thumb, think about filling a bowl on the coffee table with shells from a recent vacation or putting a branch on your mantelpiece. Use your imagination and think about subtle ways to bring the outdoors in.
2. Add Colorful Accessories
A pop of color is all you need to improve the look of your living room, and it can also inject some much-needed fun and warmth into the space. This is an easy improvement — think throw pillows or an interesting art piece or two.
1. Create Gallery Walls
Put your favorite family pictures and memories where everyone can see them — on the walls of your living room. Choosing either frames in the same colors and sizes or an eclectic mix of frames works just fine. Display your life using pictures, children’s’ artwork, concert or sporting event tickets — whatever you like. Arranging your gallery wall on one side of the living room will keep the space from feeling too busy.