Spicing Up Your Living Room

Spicing Up Your Living Room

Category: Your New Home


As a new homeowner, adding personal details and style is what makes a house a home. The options are limitless. Create the perfect private retreat by enhancing your master bedroom, design an outdoor oasis in your backyard, and fashion a lush front yard to dazzle those passing by on the street.

When planning out the interior of your home, remember the importance of the living room. While each room in your house serves a specific purpose, the living room is the “glue” that holds your house together. Most traffic and activity in your house will pass through this room at one point, yet it also serves as a central hub to gather and relax. Additionally, it is the room you will likely first introduce to your guests, and where they will spend most of their time during extended visits.

Thus, it is essential to invest in your living room’s appearance, comfort, and functionality. Here are a few ideas to get you started on spicing up this room:


Reading Chairs

Couches are a common item in the living room, but what about reading chairs? These chairs, specifically designed for comfort for an extended period of time, come in a diverse range of sizes, styles, and colors. They allow your guests (or you!) to comfortably relax with a good book for hours on end. Reading chairs are excellent for watching television, writing, or browsing on a laptop.



Wondering where to put all those books from the attic? The answer: bookcases. Display your unique taste in literature and invite your guests to browse your collection. As with reading chairs, bookcases come in a variety of sizes and styles, from large antiques to sleek modern designs. You can be sure that you will find one that fits in with the aesthetic of your room.



While you certainly won’t be needing a fireplace during the summers in Texas, a fireplace during the winter is a feature many will appreciate. You can implement a fireplace designed for artificial wood or for real Texas wood, each option will provide warm heat for cozy winter gatherings in the living room. Besides providing heat, a crackling fireplace adds an earthy aesthetic to your room like nothing else.


Paintings and Art

Are you more of a visual person? Consider decorating one of your living room’s blank walls with a painting or work of art. When implemented correctly, art can set the tone, mood, or temperature you desire for the room. Use one of your favorite pieces for furnishing the living room wall, or browse the thousands upon thousands of designs available at local San Antonio markets to find the piece that works perfectly for your living room.
Interested in more ideas on how to decorate and design your living room? We at Arcadia Ridge are here to help. For more information or questions about your new home, contact us today.

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