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Have you ever walked into your living room only to find yourself feeling unsatisfied by the setup that you’ve had for years? Perhaps the lighting is off, the color scheme doesn’t seem right or the entire furniture arrangement is bothering you. Maybe you’ve been feeling this way for a while, or you simply want to make a few adjustments before springtime. Regardless of your reasoning, remember this: The smallest changes can have the biggest impact on the overall atmosphere in your home.

If you’re not willing, nor planning, to redo your entire living room, you can still achieve an improved mood by making just a few simple changes. Here are a few ways to refresh your living room design scheme:

1. Improve your lighting

The atmosphere can make or break how comfortable you and your guests are in your living room, an area of the home that’s supposed to welcome everyone with open arms. If the mood seems dim and grim, you may consider updating your lighting arrangement. A new, modern geometric lighting fixture that uses abstract shape and design can light up the room while giving your space a hint of personality. Adding different lighting fixtures to your living room is the easiest form of a pick-me-up, and it takes such little effort.

2. Change your window treatments

If your current lighting arrangement seems fine, but you want to play around with natural lighting instead, reconsider your window treatments. The right design will let the sunshine flow in throughout the day, allowing the mood in the living room to evolve depending on the time. Plus, there’s something so bold about dressing your windows in new treatments. While it may seem a small adjustment, the tone of the space can change completely based on the style, texture, hue and shape you choose.

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3. Exchange your accessories

Take a look around the living room. Do you have enough accessories to complement the color scheme and overall feel of the space? Are you lacking expression, or do you simply need to rearrange your current accessories because they seem outdated? Swapping out old accessories for new ones can be the perfect dose of change in your living room. Try adding a decorative tray to your coffee table and fill it with a few candles, vases, flowers and coasters. A new arrangement of art can transform a wall with minimal effort.

4. Add a new area rug

One element that can completely transform your space and bring the room together is an area rug. This is a simple and cost-friendly way to change things up without going overboard. What’s best is how easy it is to exchange one rug for a new one if you outgrow the color, texture or pattern in the design. Plus, you can move it from room to room when you’re ready to change things up again.

Sometimes, making even the smallest adjustments can seem overwhelming if you’re not experienced. To ensure a seamless transition between living room design schemes, contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. He or she will come to your home for a free consultation to assess the space and discuss some of the ideas you have. From there, you’ll receive advice and assistance to transform your living room with only a few adjustments.

So what are you waiting for? Now’s the chance to contact a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors. We look forward to hearing from you!

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