If you have been out furniture shopping for your living room you have probably seen plenty of showroom living rooms. On the floor they are all beautiful and have great pieces of furniture in them, but once you bring them home and set them up in your living room something always seems to be missing. If you haven't been able to pinpoint that ‘something’ yet, I'm going to clue you in. The furniture doesn't have personality and if that is all you have in your living room, your living room doesn't have any personality either.
It's time to make your living room really yours. Here's a look at three different ways to add a little personality into your living room.
Pieces of Art
One of the first things that you can do to personalize your living room is dress it up with a piece of art. While you may think this is the easy way out, and something that a showroom would do, you're wrong. As soon as you pick a piece of art that speaks to you and put it on your wall, you will let those around you know something about you. They will be able to learn a little bit about your interests and thoughts by the particular piece of art you selected.
Are you a world traveler? Or do you just love to learn about new places when you get the chance to get away? Either way you probably have some fantastic travel pictures that you have taken along the way. Why are those just sitting in a book or on your computer when you could be showing them off? Displaying some of your great travel pictures in your living room will not only add color and interest to this space, but will also tell your guests a little more about you.
Hobby Or Interest Objects
Another way to add a little personality to your living room is to let your personality out. What interests and hobbies do you have? Do you have a lot of items that represent those interests? From collectibles to items you have created with your hobby skills, why aren't these things on display. Putting them out in your living room not only reminds you of your interest and surrounds you with things you love, but it also gives your guests things to look at as they learn more about your likes and interests, and ultimately you.
So there you go.
When you are decorating your living room it makes plenty of sense to choose a decorative style to pattern much of your decor off of. But what will make your living room different than a showroom floor of that decorative style is to add your own personal touches to make it really be defined as your space. Whether it's pieces of art, travel pictures or even some of your crafts or collectibles displayed in the living room, you will be able to bring it alive by infusing it with some of your life.
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