Here are top three ways people want their living room to feel like:
The first two are self-explanatory but the third item means finding a place for everything (and everything in its place). This can also be known as “clutter-free.” In a living room where clutter tends to accumulate often and quickly, it’s helpful to have options that can lasso the clutter while still looking beautiful and sustaining a cozy atmosphere.
Let’s look at the ways that you can fill your living room with what you love and not feel overwhelmed.
Create Your Dream Board
First, what can you currently do in your space and what you would like to be able to do that you can’t do? Start clearing with an idea in mind: How do you want to your newly designed room to feel? Make a list of several words that describe your ideal space and make sure that you’re achieving those words.
All Action, No Clutter
Save your picture perfect living room in your creative mind and start eliminating what doesn’t fit with your future space.
It may sound simple but everyone needs a little help with the guidelines of decor purging. Get rid of:
- Colors that don’t make you happy.
- Any kind of design that bores you.
- And anything else that you own just because you needed to fill an empty spot. Get to the point of being able to admit that you don’t like/need something. It may take a while and that’s okay!
Hide your belongings that can cause sensory overload and aren’t any kind of decoration. Any sort of paper (magazines, newspapers, bills, whatever else has piled up: remove!), stacks of DVDs, and small electronics that are usually found in a living room (hide!). A convenient storage option is a stylish ottoman that can look beautiful, be a place to put up your feet, and also hide away anything deemed unsightly. Other cute ideas are pretty bins and baskets that can be tucked away, out of sight.
Make it Live-able
Make sure the living room is a place that can be enjoyed for living, as well as creating the style you desire. And we get it: living comes with a lot of clutter. But the goal is to keep it under control.
Organize Your Interests
The biggest messes can spill out of the activities you love: books, games, knitting, art. The materials from your hobbies or passions can pile up especially when there’s no available storage to use. If you can’t move your hobbies to another room, make a special spot in your current room and keep it contained. Par down your collection the best you can and make it cozy so you’re not tempted to go elsewhere, thus spreading the clutter. Make your living room nook work for you and your family!
Acceptable Clutter: Potted Plants
There are so many benefits to having an inside “garden” of plants: they clean the air, they bring in some organic, natural material that most rooms need, and they immediately soften any style. Depending on the textures and colors the plants can completely transform a space. Plants and flowers are also a clever and beautiful substitute for something you may buy just to fill in empty space. Place a gorgeous textured pot with a small plant there instead!