Moving into a new home can be very exciting -- it is like a blank slate waiting to be decorated. If your new home has a nice but kind of boring living room, you may be eager to spruce it up and add some dramatic eye-catching features in order to create a room that is visually stunning. Use the following tips to dramatically change the look of your new living room:
Add Ceiling Beams
If your living room has high ceilings, consider adding beams across the length of the room. There are so many options when it comes to ceiling beams -- you can choose a rustic wood, wood painted to match the color of your ceiling, or wood beams that contrast the color of the ceiling. No matter what your personal style is, having wood beams installed can draw the eye up and make your living room look bigger.
Create a Backlit Stone Wall
If you're looking for something different that you're not likely to see in most houses, consider a backlit stone accent wall. These walls involve using translucent stone panels that are lit up from behind with lights. Depending on the color and pattern of the stone you select, the wall can be incredibly dramatic and is sure to become the focal point of your living room. Backlit stone walls are often seen in luxury hotels and top restaurants, so you can count on your backlit stone wall giving your living room a very elegant and modern feel. Contact a company like Slablite to learn more.
Allow Light In
If your living room is a bit dark and lacks natural light, consider hiring a contractor to add an oversized glass door or several floor-to-ceiling windows. The addition of a large glass door or new windows can make your living room look completely different, and you are sure to enjoy the influx of the natural light. If you add a large glass door, consider also building an adjacent patio if you enjoy entertaining so guests can easily flow from an indoor living space into an outdoor living space.
Built-In Salt Water Fish Tank
If you love the ocean and bright colors, a built-in saltwater fish tank may add the pop to your living room that you have been looking for. This type of project should only be done by a contractor who has experience installing a glass aquarium between a wall. Prior to having your fish tank installed, make sure you are ready for the time and responsibility required to maintain a salt water tank.