Living Room Glow-Up: Banish These 10 Items ASAP!

If your living room is feeling a bit lackluster, fear not – it’s time for a sensational glow-up that will leave you and your guests in awe. In this blog, we’re on a mission to transform your living space from drab to fab by bidding farewell to common items that might be dragging down the vibes.

Picture this: a living room that radiates style, comfort, and personality. It’s not just about decluttering; it’s about curating a space that truly reflects your taste and embraces the essence of modern living.

Cluttered Surfaces

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Excessive clutter on coffee tables, side tables, and shelves can overwhelm your living room and make it look messy. Clear the clutter by organizing items and only displaying what’s truly meaningful or decorative.

Super Oversized/Overstuffed Furniture

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Oversized, bulky furniture can dominate a space and make it feel cramped. Opt for furniture that is appropriately scaled to your room’s size, providing both comfort and space to move around. 

We get it that recliner is the most comfortable thing you have ever sat in, but the out of proportion overstuffed furniture trend tends to look sloppy and saggy.  Try to find a comfortable and more tailored recliner.  They do exist!  

Cheap Plastic Blinds

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Be sure that the curtains fit the window properly. Curtains that are too short, too long, or of poor quality can detract from your living room’s aesthetics. Invest in well-fitted, high-quality curtains that complement your decor.

Plastic mini blinds ruin the sophistication of the lounge area, and I feel that they are more appropriate in the office space. Obviously we need window coverings in our homes.  Opt for something with a little more style.  To make the living room as pleasing as possible, curtains are a great choice. 

Too Many Art Pieces

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The main role of the living room is to entertain and socialize. It should be a relaxing space. That’s why a few simplistic pieces can make it more comfortable. Too many art pieces make the room feel busy, and they distract people from trying to engage.

Matchy-Matchy Sets of Furniture

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Different kinds of furniture can add depth and dimension to a space. Instead of every piece being a replica of the last, try to layer some interest in the shape and style.  Avoid buying a 5 piece set of end tables, coffee table and sofa table of the same exact design in different dimensions.  Consider all the pieces, tables, armchairs, and sofas—this can elevate the space and make it less boring.

Too Many Patterns

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Mixing too many patterns, such as busy wallpapers, rugs, and throw pillows, can create visual chaos. Unless you have a designer with considerable skill and a talent for patterns, you aren’t going to pull this off and it will end up looking a bit like a circus.  Stick to textures within a family of colors, a few coordinated patterns and solid colors for a harmonious look without a huge amount of effort.

Exposed Cables and Wires

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Exposed cables and wires from electronics can make your living room look messy. Conceal them with cable organizers, cord covers, or by arranging furniture strategically. 

Also this will prevent people from tripping or yanking the wrong equipment.

Big Centerpieces

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A table piece can tie the room together, but if it is too large, it obstructs conversation. So, the goal is to keep my centerpieces small yet eye-catching. This way, I can converse across the room with our guests.


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Wall-to-wall carpeting can be a nightmare to maintain in the living room because of traffic and furnishings. Carpeting can make your living room look outdated and difficult to maintain. Consider replacing it with hardwood flooring and a beautiful area rug for a fresh and stylish look.  You get the comfort of carpeting without the long term commitment to something that is so hard to truly keep clean.

Neglected or Dated Decor

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Decor elements that are outdated, damaged, or neglected can diminish your living room’s appeal. Regularly update and maintain your decor items to keep your space looking fresh and inviting.

By addressing these common design issues, you can transform an ugly living room into a beautiful, welcoming, and harmonious space where you and your guests will enjoy spending time. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new design ideas and regularly update your decor to keep your living room looking its best.

Home Hazards: Avoid These Mistakes Contractors Warn About!

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Allow us to highlight some common mistakes that contractors often warn homeowners about. By avoiding these errors and taking proactive steps, you can ensure your home remains a haven of safety and security.

Beware! 10 Homeowner Problems You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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Your home requires regular maintenance and attention to ensure it remains a safe and comfortable place to live. In this blog, we’ll highlight 12 homeowner problems that you simply can’t afford to ignore

Kill These Mood-Killers: Your Home’s Silent Enemies

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we will explore these hidden culprits that can negatively impact your home’s atmosphere and suggest ways to eliminate them, helping you create a truly harmonious living environment.

Home Trends Going Out of Style

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Jump on board the time machine, and let’s check out some old home design trends that are so yesterday. We’re talking about things that used to be cool but now make us go, “Huh?” Here are 15 outdated home trends that need a major makeover!

What is a Terrible Home Design Trend?

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Sometimes we dream of building a new home, and what great ideas we have for it.  But we don’t want to make big mistakes, what are the horrible new home trends that we want to avoid?

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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