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Everyone wants to have a living room that they can just go into, hang out with the family, and feel completely unwound, right? That’s exactly what living rooms were meant for! Livings were meant to be social, a place to talk to family, talk to guests, and stay completely entertained. But, how do you step it up? How can you make the living room look and feel expensive all without breaking the bank? Here’s exactly how to achieve that!

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Use Quality Furniture


It all starts with the furniture, in order to make a gorgeous space, you need good quality furniture. Chances are, your current furniture just may already work. Quality furniture is an investment. It should be taken care of and stored properly. Here are some tips on how to take care of your quality furniture:

-Dust it regularly with a dry cloth and vacuum the fabric

-Use a mild soap solution to clean it and rinse it off with water

-Protect it from the sun in the summer by covering it with a protective cover such as a blanket (sun bleaching can destroy it)

-Use felt pads under any pieces of furniture that sit directly on hardwood floors

These all need to be kept in mind. In order to make furniture look high quality, it needs to be taken care of as if it were high quality.

Add Luxurious Throw Pillows


Throw pillows can be used to add a touch of color to the room or to add interest and comfort. Throw pillows can be made from a variety of materials including cotton, linen, silk, velvet, fur, and leather. They come in many shapes and sizes as well. The price of throw pillows depends on what type you get and where you purchase them from. You could find cheap throw pillows at a department store. However, if you want designer throw pillows with a higher quality fabric then you will have to pay more for them. But something such as linen and velvet and maybe a grand appearance.

Large Windows


Even if you don’t have a sunroom, this can be a great way to add a little extra something to the appearance of your home. You can even take it a step further with some door inserts too. Large windows allow in plenty of natural lighting, and natural light also helps out in making a space look expensive.

Use an Area Rug to Add Style and Dimension


Area rugs are one of the most popular home décor items. They can be used in any room of the house and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. One important thing to know about area rugs is that they are not just for decoration! They also provide comfort and warmth to your flooring. Area rugs can also be used as a great way to add dimension to your space by creating a focal point or drawing attention away from an undesirable feature.

Use Valances or Sheers To Create Drama And Height Without Costly Draperies And Curtains


Try using valances and sheer curtains when you want to add drama and height to a room without hanging expensive curtains or draperies. Valances are the decorative fabric panels that hang from the curtain rod above the window. Sheers are lightweight fabric panels that hang from the top of a window frame. Both can be used to create drama and height. Hanging them at an angle creates a dramatic look with lots of volume in the airy panel below them,


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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