Aesthetic homes are all the rage right now. After seeing how poorly different home trends aged over the decades (think carpet over hardwood flooring, shag rugs, and avocado green bathrooms), people are looking to develop a cohesive aesthetic that fits their style and will stand the test of time.
Check out some personalized ways to enhance the aesthetics of your living room.
Make Changes to the Walls
The walls in your house or apartment might feel a bit bland, but there are plenty of ways to liven them up. Here are a few examples:
- Paint an archway in a bold color in your living room to provide some depth.
- Apply stick-on wallpaper to one wall to act as an accent wall.
- Use a projector to project a pattern onto a white wall.
While these may seem unattainable if you’re a renter, fear not! Check your rental agreement to see if you’re allowed to paint. Most landlords will let you paint as long as you paint the wall back to the original color before moving out.
Choose a Color Scheme
Sometimes the thing holding a living room back from being totally aesthetic is the color scheme—or lack thereof. When a room is full of décor that doesn’t complement the room itself, the colors tend to compete for attention, resulting in a busy room that can feel overwhelming to lounge in.
To fix this, deliberately pick a color scheme and stick to it—just like you would a capsule closet. Pick out a base neutral color, main accent color, and secondary accent color. Don’t put anything in the room that doesn’t fit this outline. Another way to go is to design a monochromatic living room with one color or one main color and shades of that same hue.
Less truly is more when it comes to home décor. Keep the decorations in your home that make you happy and lend brightness and good vibes to your living room. Likewise, donate or give away the pieces that don’t serve you anymore. People adapt and change over time so there should be room to rid yourself of décor that no longer fits who you are and how you want your space to feel.
There are many more ways to enhance the aesthetics of your living room. Go with what makes you feel at home and fits the aesthetic you curate for yourself. The beauty of an aesthetic home is that it is uniquely you.