How to spruce up a plain living room?

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  • Joanie Joanie on Jun 23, 2017
    No pictures of your room??????? Plants always! Lights of your choice or Lamps. Furniture of your choice. Don't forget your loungers. A flat screen t.v. off the wall. Curtains or blinds for your windows. Throw carpets on rustic, hard wood floors, wall to wall carpeting or painting your floors. Family pictures setting around. Large pictures and small to hang on the walls. Floating shelves and mirrors . Afghans for comfort and warmth. Doilies on your tables. Magazine box. Let us NOT forget your computer desk or laptop. Pour yourself a glass of wine and sit back and relax. Good Luck.......

  • That's a pretty broad question. What is the space mostly used for? How many people are usually there? How big is it? Have you painted? I would love to help but it's hard to know where to start.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jun 23, 2017
    You can add color and personality with things like fun bright throw pillows, bright wall art or wall shelving displaying art. A floor vase for a corner that 'needs something'. Shop places like Home Goods for budget friendly decor. This link from has some ideas and pics for inspiration:

  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 23, 2017
    Hi Charot, Sometimes it only takes some color. Colorful throw and pillows, a pretty vase full of mixed flowers, a colorful piece of artwork for you wall or even a patterned area rug could do the trick! If you are courageous, a bold accent wall would help too! Here's a link with lots of before/after pictures to give you some ideas!

    Have fun!

  • Lisa Lisa on Jun 23, 2017
    I’d shop around the house to see if you can use something you already have. Sometimes things just need to be moved around the house to give it a new fresh look. Also, are there items that you’re not using in a cabinet that you can add a fresh coat of paint?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 23, 2017
    perhaps a photo and your personal decorating style would help us

    • Charlot12 Charlot12 on Jun 26, 2017
      It is a double-wide mobile home rental. We are installing beautiful wood floors and I want to put up canvas-type drapes with grommets hung higher than the top of the windows, since they are rather small. Am thinking of painting most walls gray but one in the living room light sage. We live on the outskirts of Phoenix so color tones used here are pastel desert tones. Also don't want to pay too much. The living room is bare! It will be unfurnished. Thanks.