By ccbu. Living Room. At Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 06:32:48 AM.
Take a careful look at the furnishings in your living room. Determine how you are using the space. Is the furniture in the room what you need? Remove what isn't working and make a list of what would make the space better. Look in other rooms in your home and repurpose items that might work better in the living room. Repurposing items you already have is a wonderful, inexpensive way to add a new look to a space. It can also help to limit the purchases you might need to make.
But don't sacrifice personality when you want to maximize space. Dress up your loveseats with accessories such as personalized throw pillows or a slip cover that reflects the look of your home. Aside from what you can put on your loveseats, don't be afraid to add plants, artwork and tabletop décor. Just make sure not to put too much as these can also become visual clutter.
Kept spotlessly clean, the living room location permitted the homemaker to entertain guests without their getting far into the dwelling (where messes lurked). A home maker might comfortably engage in polite and interesting conversation, and make an impression on guests in the living room. That location, the most formal, coat-and-tie room in the house, exuded sophistication as well as cleanliness and it wordlessly identified the family as rising in social status (or it did not). But, housing changed in the U.S. in the 1970's when people wanted to express themselves, to have more choice, and they cared less about what guests thought of them.