The Small Space Dweller's Guide to Designing a Functional Living Room

Living in a small space is never easy. Along with little to no storage space, you’re often stuck with the daunting task of figuring out how to arrange furniture in a living room that’s cramped due to the lack of square footage. Thankfully, we know a few space-savvy designer friends to call upon for help. We reached out to four different small space aficionados for advice on how to design a functional living room when you’re not working with a ton of space and here’s what they had they had to say. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Best Living Room Colors to Refresh Your Space

If your living room feels like a relic from a past life, it may be time for an update. But refreshing your furniture and replacing all your objets d’art can be a pricey proposition. Enter: paint! A new coat can dramatically change the look and feel of your living room without costing you a fortune. But here’s a challenge: consider a color that’s not white. These 11 shades are gorgeous and bold—and they’re guaranteed to give your space an unforgettable makeover. Hate the look? Just repaint. But we bet you won’t. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

7 Secrets for a Less-Messy Living Room

Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, the smaller the apartment, the harder it can be to keep yours organized. Throw in a busy work schedule and a somewhat active social life and suddenly a tiny living room can turn into a cluttered disaster zone, especially when you don’t have a lot of extra room for storage. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

9 One-Hour Ways To Boost Your Living Room This Weekend

Time is a precious commodity just about everyone wishes they had more of. While we don’t have any tips for increasing the number of hours in a day, we do have some quick room refreshers that will transform your living room so fast they will make you feel like you have more hours in a day. At the very least, they will improve the quality of your hours, and isn’t quality over quantity what we’re all striving for? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

8 Cheap But Chic Ideas to Refresh Your Tired Living Room

We’ve turned the clocks forward, the days are longer (and hopefully warmer where you are), and time finally feels like it is in our favor. It’s time to shake off the cozy winter decor, and let your home project a new, lighter mood. Change the tone with a little living room refresh, starting with these eight easy, budget ideas. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

12 Ways to Create a 'Bedroom' in a Studio Apartment

Either by choice or by the vagaries of fate, you have found yourself living in a studio apartment. That’s it. Just one room. And maybe you’re cool with that, but you don’t feel like looking at your bed all day long. Or you need a little privacy for when houseguests stay, or you just want to create a little separation between the parts of your apartment devoted to sleeping and waking. Apartment Therapy has a few ideas. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

5 Things That Should Never Happen in Your Living Room

Your living room is a place for connecting with friends, spending time with family, relaxing by yourself and more. What it shouldn’t be is a place for any of these five things. Take a look at this list and banish any of these if they’ve been taking place in your living space. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How to Set Up Your Living Room (Without a Focus on the TV)

These days, we tend to arrange living rooms with one thing in mind: making sure everyone can see the TV. But what’s ideal for television watching is often less than ideal for another time-honored living room pastime: conversation. In this post, I’m focusing on living room arrangements that are less amphitheater, and more intimate, cozy spots where you can have a lovely fireside chat (and maybe also fit a television, too). READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico