9 Ways to Shake Up Your Living Room Look

published Feb 9, 2015
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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 9 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.

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

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3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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9. 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