This is an updated decorating tips post with new examples! Having a casually polished living room is easier than you might think. Oftentimes, clients say “I just want it to look more pulled together.” I have six tips for you to accomplish just that. I’m not saying my living room always looks spiffed up…but it just feels better when it is!
6 Tips For A Casually Polished Living Room
Have three lighting sources in a room for balance, including table lamps, sconces, or floor lamps and not just recessed lighting.
2. Rug Size
Your area rug should be large enough so that at least the first two legs of the furniture are on it (or all the legs).
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It’s fine to layer area rugs, too.
Hang art at the right height. Please refer to this recent post on How to Hang Art Properly.
4. Throw Pillows
Toss throw pillows out when they become worn out…your sofa will actually look better without them. When you buy new ones, get plump inserts like from Interior Linens (you don’t need to size up–actually buy the insert the size of your pillow cover).
Eliminate clutter with periodic editing and using trays, baskets, or just by making neat stacks of books.
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6. Something Fresh
Have something fresh in the room like plants, fruit, flowers.
And those are 6 Tips For A Casually Polished Living Room!