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Looking for ways to transform your space to make it feel more luxurious?  Here are some simple tricks you can try today to elevate your living room.


How many people will likely occupy this home? Provide enough seating for that number plus a couple of guests so potential buyers can visualize their family relaxing together. A sectional, even if it’s a small one, looks luxurious, inviting, and sometimes less cluttered than a separate sofa and armchairs. Consider angling it slightly to face both the TV or fireplace, as well as the place where people generally would enter the room.

A generous coffee table is appealing to both families with kids as well as couples who entertain regularly. Add end tables sparingly to keep the floor looking open, but don’t leave a chair on its own without a place to set a coffee cup nearby. Floor lamps are great ways to add light without adding extra end tables. 

Fill bookcases only about a third of the way to give the sense of lots of available storage space. Use books in good condition only and let artful objects such as these handwoven baskets and accessories add variety and texture. If your books don’t look coordinated, an easy trick is to turn all the jackets inside out. It gives the shelves a more modern, unified look. 

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