11 Ways to Shake Up Your Living Room Look

11 Ways to Shake Up Your Living Room Look

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Nancy Mitchell
Feb 26, 2016
A living room by Dimore Studio.
(Image credit: Dimore Studio)

Sometimes you just want to try something a little different. If you're looking to shake up your look in the living room, look no further than this collection of 11 creative ideas and tweaks to your existing style that'll take it to the next level.

1. Add some wall-mounted bookshelves behind your sofa, as shown above. It's like a gallery wall on steroids: the possibilities are nearly endless.

By interior designer Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs, spotted on SF Girl by Bay. (Photographed by Amy Bartlam.)
(Image credit: Veneer Designs)

2. Add an interesting rug (or rugs!).

From Elle Decor.
(Image credit: Elle Decor)

3. Play with your lighting. Lamps don't always have to live on end tables: try an interesting floor lamp next to the sofa instead, like these swing-arm styles.

A modern home from Bolig.
(Image credit: Bolig)

4. Another way to play with lighting is to dangle a pendant lamp a short distance above your coffee table. Makes the whole room more interesting and more intimate.

5. Fill a whole wall with a grid of rectangular frames for a big impact.

Spotted on Surfing Cowboys.
(Image credit: Surfing Cowboys)

6. Shake things up a little with some off-center art.

7. Replace your coffee table with a group of interesting smaller tables.

From Casa Vogue.
(Image credit: Casa Vogue)

8. Adding an oversized mobile will draw the eye up, and give your living room an interesting, dynamic feel.

(Image credit: James Balston)

9. Add a single brightly colored piece to a neutral room.

An Australian home from Homelife.
(Image credit: Homelife)

10. Make a big splash with a single, oversized piece of art.

Spotted on Heimelig.
(Image credit: Heimelig)

11. Use wall-mounted shelves to create an eye-catching display for favorite books and favorite things to enliven an unused stretch of wall.

Re-edited from a post originally published 2.10.15-NT

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