Ever feel like your main level rooms are a bit stale?
Living in the same house for a while can certainly make you feel bored by current room setup and antsy to switch things up. Good news: a main level redesign is much easier than you think. With some feng shui and creative thinking, you can entirely transform your tiresome living and dining room into sensational spaces.
To spark your imagination, here are some of the easiest and most effective ways to redesign your living room and dining room.
Adjust the Focal Point
Find the current focal point of your living or dining room. Now, consider another part of the room that merits focus. If your focal point is presently the fireplace, determine another area that you could highlight. For instance, a bank of windows could be a bright, cheery focal point if you find ways to incorporate interesting curtains, shutters, or window treatments. Shifting the focus to a different spot completely changes the perspective of the room.
Living and dining rooms are meant for socializing. Whether you are sharing your insights on the latest news story, catching up with old friends, or chatting over cocktails, your room setup should be conducive to conversation. Having ample seating is a key first step. Think of installing a bench along the outside of the room, as well as creating an open yet intimate area for talking.
Make sure the flooring fits
The flooring in your living room or dining room does not need to be tied to any other room in the house. Parquet floors in dining rooms give the space an elegant feel. Having a smooth, dark carpet or warm wooden floor in your living room can create a polished vibe.
Do you truly love that mundane painting on the wall or antique trinket you received as a holiday present? Think about how you’ve ornamented the space and whether the bits and pieces match with the general feeling of the room. Updating the room by unifying it.