11 Ways to Shake Up Your Living Room Look

1. Add some wall-mounted bookshelves behind your sofa, as shown above. It's like a gallery wall on steroids: the possibilities are nearly endless.

By interior designer Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs, spotted on SF Girl by Bay. (Photographed by Amy Bartlam.)

2. Add an interesting rug (or rugs!).

3. Play with your lighting. Lamps don't always have to live on end tables: try an interesting floor lamp next to the sofa instead, like these swing-arm styles.

A modern home from Bolig.

4. Another way to play with lighting is to dangle a pendant lamp a short distance above your coffee table. Makes the whole room more interestingand more intimate.

5. Fill a whole wall with a grid of rectangular frames for a big impact.

6. Shake things up a little with some off-center art.

7. Replace your coffee table with a group of interesting smaller tables.

8. Adding an oversized mobile will draw the eye up, and give your living room an interesting, dynamic feel.

9. Add a single brightly colored piece to a neutral room.

An Australian home from Homelife.

10. Make a big splash with a single, oversized piece of art.

Spotted on Heimelig.

11. Use wall-mounted shelves to create an eye-catching display for favorite books and favorite things to enliven an unused stretch of wall.

Re-edited from a post originally published 2.10.15-NT

(Image credits: Dimore StudioVeneer DesignsElle DecorBoligWilliam Waldron for Architectural DigestSurfing CowboysDaniella WitteCasa VogueJames Balston;HomelifeHeimelig)



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