Maybe it’s where your little one took his first steps, or perhaps it’s the venue for all of your most memorable game nights. Whatever you do in your living room, it’s likely one of the central hangout spaces in your home and will probably see a lot of use this December, whether it’s for Christmas festivities or the New Year’s Eve countdown. Help to revamp your living room for the holidays with some easy décor switches and some strategic rearranging for a comfortable entertainment space that will hold many of your favorite holiday memories.
Some Curtain Charm
You’d be amazed at the difference curtains can make for any window space. This easy treatment can serve a functional purpose beyond just its good looks. Thicker curtains block out the cold and fit the season’s décor, meaning you can lower your heating bill while raising your trend credibility. Be sure you find curtains that extend completely to the floor, and depending on the rest of your living room décor, stick to rich, dark hues to complement the season.
Nothing revamps a space to updated standards better than the perfectly selected modern décor items. Making your living room look trendy is as easy as ordering a new bookshelf accoutrement or switching out your tired, faded lamp for a captivating light source. Websites like TouchofModern.com provide a variety of awesome, modern décor items that will make decorating your living room simpler than ever. Plus, one-stop-shopping online means you don’t have to go fight the crowds at your local home goods store.
There’s no better time of year to have a fireplace, but if you don’t have a built-in, don’t fret! There are a ton of new electric fireplaces available these days, and they come in a variety of sizes and price points, so you’ll find the perfect fit for your living room. The warmth that comes from these bad boys feels just as good as a roaring fire, without the effort of heading out to grab chopped wood and worrying about the smoke output or cleaning up your ashes at the end of the night. This extra source of warmth can be a welcome addition for any Christmas guests that might be crashing on your couch in the upcoming weeks, and easily portable options mean you can move these fireplaces from room to room with no sweat on your brow.
Furniture Feng Shui
Unless you’re working with space to spare, you’re probably going to be switching your furniture around for the upcoming holidays, whether it’s to make room for a beautifully decorated tree or provide enough space for entertaining all of your visiting guests. As far as couches and chairs go, moving them to the four corners of the room can make more space for standing and mingling—or for the annual Just Dance throw down. If you plan of having fewer guests who’ll want to cozy up for a good chat, make sure you arrange your seating in a circular fashion to create cohesion for the friend or family group you’re entertaining.
Don’t Underestimate Textiles
Never underestimate the difference a good textile can make on your living room. Whether it’s Christmas-themed pillows, cozy throws that will keep tiny tootsies warm during these cold winter months, or even a new rug, you’ll be amazed that a curated textile can completely change the cozy factor of your room. Speaking of new area rugs, did you know how many benefits this design element can have on your living room? Not only does it provide comfort for your feet, but the right sized rug can also make your room look much larger, and provide an element of cohesion for the rest of your furniture and décor.
If you’re in the process of getting your home ready for the holidays and preparing your space to be invaded by family members and friends, make sure you give your living room the tender loving care it needs before the big day arrives. With some inexpensive additions, a reworking of what you already have, and some Christmas spirit, your place will be ready for all of your holiday guests in no time!