So your New Year’s resolution has always been to take care of yourself and exercise. But look around your living room. Maybe this year, your resolution should be to finally take care of your living room. The kids have grown, one or two may be off at college, and it is time to turn your living room back into the room you wanted it to be; no toys, a place where you and your husband can relax and watch a movie, a place where you can be comfortable and classy. When you bought your house, you probably fixed up the kitchen and baths, but your living room probably only got a coat of paint. The time has come for a living room that matches the décor of your modern kitchen and baths.
Your couch is without a doubt the most important piece of furniture in your living room. It is where people sit at parties and where you watch tv or read a book. If you love your sofa, but it just needs an update, think about upholstering it with new and bright fabric and adding a few sofa pillows. Another thought is to have a sofa cover or two made, perhaps one for the warmer months and one for winter. With contemporary design and elegance, new upholstery for your comfy couch could be just what your living room needs for a face lift.
Perhaps consider an ottoman instead of a traditional coffee table. Large round or square ottomans can easily work as both a foot rest and a coffee table, (and let us face it, your husband and kids rest their feet on the coffee table). Ottomans will offer storage and a surface, but even better, they can also serve as extra seating if you have people over.
Now to top it off; window treatments are the perfect finishing touch to any living room. Adding sheers, custom drapes or even a simple valance can change the look and feel of any room and they have quite a dramatic effect. Using window treatment s to tie in all the colors you have used or to accentuate one color has a dramatic effect and really makes a statement. With window décor you will add instant sophistication to your room. Now when all the kids are away, you will have the adult living room you have been waiting for.