Mar 24, 2013

renovating your living room - guest post by Amber

The living room is the most inhabited space in a house or apartment. You are used to it and sometimes you don't even know how you got there to begin with after you walk inside the door to your home and living room area. Here is the TV and the most comfortable coach you have, so it is easy to understand why every member of the family is fighting for a place in the living room.

Sometimes even though you like this comfy place, you feel like it needs something more and realize that it should be renovated. Whether it will be revamped with a painting on the wall, new carpet, or new rearrangements, it will be good for the space and will add a fresh look to the room.When you want to do something you should do it now, because now is the time when you are free from work and you can pay some extra attention to your home. Here are some ideas to keep in mind:

In case you are brave person, who is not afraid of big changes you can start with creating more space. Usually the living room is in between the kitchen and the other parts of the house or apartment. If you have too many things in your living room that you feel it is hard to breathe, you can knock down one wall and make the living room a brand new space. Though this is hard and is also a dirty job, it will make the space look different and probably will give you more options to use some of the spaces that were left unused before. Logically this will also let you bring in new more comfortable furniture, which will allow the whole family to sit together in front of the TV, without the constant arguing about who will be sitting at the best spot.

If you are determined to go in the direction with a room enlargement, you can use the power of the colors to your advantage as well. It is a well known fact that cooler and lighter paints can make the room look larger. The primary colors are excellent when you are raising children in the house and green colors can also be very calming, in case you need to create a special atmosphere that will help you relax after coming home from a crazy day at work.

Whatever you choose to do to renovate your living room, do not only decorate in the middle of the space. Use the space well and make the room more energy-efficient, as you mount special equipment that will make the room cool or warm by using less electricity and other resources. Pay attention to the windows and doors and change them out with new ones that will protect the place better and add charm to your home as well.

Bio: Amber Collins is a professional freelance writer and fun-loving mother. She is a fitness junkie and always try to be creative in implementing different exercises in her daily activities as a stay at home mom. She loves redecorating and remodeling her Hornsey home and is solely focused on decorating her new home. Her story of following her passions in home making and writing about it will inspire you. Her present article is dedicated on a few ideas that will spruce up your living space.

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