FALSE CREEK CONDOScandinavian Living Room, Vancouver
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If possible, remove the television so there is less visual distraction in the room. Large artwork may give the room a more formal touch, whereas clusters of smaller frames, as shown here, will feel more casual. If you don’t already have some nice pieces, I recommend purchasing some of the affordable options available at discount stores or online. Plants can also help make a room feel fresh and welcoming — tall plants can bridge the space in rooms that have high ceilings, while smaller plants can enliven a coffee table.
The horizontal lines of shelves can also visually correct awkwardly uneven walls (narrow or wide). Meanwhile, painting the backdrop elevates the niche to an architectural feature instead of a problem.See 8 ideas for floating shelvesPaint by Benjamin Moore: Street Chic CSP-45 (backdrop); Balboa Mist 1549 (walls)
Declutter and host a yard sale. Lighten up this summer by spending a day clearing unwanted and unneeded items out of the house. Host a yard sale and use the cash to treat yourself to a fun, summery experience (like a day at the fair or lobster rolls at a favorite clam shack) rather than more stuff to clutter up your home.4 Obstacles to Decluttering — and How to Beat Them