Not everyone feels like they have a finished living room. Sometimes it feels like something’s missing, but we’re not sure just what. Whether its an eye for design or just a push in the right direction that you’re needing, we’ve got you covered.

Focal Point

Does your living room have a focal point? If this sounds seriously intimidating, don’t worry. A focal point can be something as simple as a fireplace, built-in shelving, or a piece of art. Think about where your eyes go when you enter the room, that will help you find where your focal point should be. Not every piece in your living room has to be special, unique, and bold.¬†¬†Keep other spaces simple so that your focal point can stand out.

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Cozy Seating

The seating in your living room should only enhance your focal point. Try to place your sofa or seating facing the focal point, whether that be a fireplace, artwork, or something else. If this isn’t an option or looks funny, place the furniture in a way that draws your eye to the focal point. This could be using a throw blanket with a similar accent color, or moving furniture around until you find something that feels right to you.

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Choosing the Right Tables

Side tables and coffee tables are very practical. They hold drinks, books, magazines, and lamps. However, they can also be very stylish and add a wow factor to your living room. Use metal legged-tables for a more modern look. Tapered legs add a midcentury modern element, and a distressed wooden table adds a rustic style.

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Window Treatments

Window treatments like blinds and draperies can instantly add a more finished look to your living room. Consider the needs of your home: do you need thick curtains to block intense sunlight? Is your home more shady? Do you need added privacy? These are all good things to think about when purchasing window treatments. Make sure your draperies are high enough and long enough to add height to the room, rather than shortening it.

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Incorporate Your Style

Make sure your style and color preferences are included throughout. Choose a few pieces that are bright and colorful to make the room pop. Warm up your space with bright throw pillows or blankets. Use a textured rug to bring another element in the room, maybe with tassels or a design pattern that pulls the space together.

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