The living room is likely the first area in your house that your guests will encounter once they step into your home, so it’s important to make a good first impression. It’s a good idea to spruce up your living room a bit to liven it up and make it more hospitable and memorable. To this end, here are some great ideas for centerpieces that will instantly make your living room look a lot better.
An Indoor Water Fountain
A water fountain installed outside in a garden or a front yard is impressive, but one installed indoors as a living room center piece is guaranteed to bring your home’s indoor aesthetics to another level. Not only is an indoor fountain pleasant to the sight, the sound of its softly trickling or flowing water is also a nice relaxing touch to any indoor environment. Best of all, no matter what type of indoor water fountain you pick, it’ll still have the same effect. Whether it’s a floor fountain for the living room, a wall-integrated water feature, or a tabletop fountain, it’s sure to do the job as a memorable centerpiece for your living room.
One of the quintessential American home fixtures, the fireplace both serves as a way to heat your living room as well as to house the cozy and romantic sight of a wood fire safely in your home – a great two-for-one deal if we’ve ever heard one. As such, it can easily be a centerpiece that brightens up your living room, especially during cold winter seasons. And thanks to technology, you don’t necessarily have to deal with the smell and smoke of an actual fire; you can easily have a simulated fireplace installed, one that generates heat as well as artificial flames, along with the sound of crackling firewood. It’s not absolutely the same as real fire, but at least it adds to the ambiance.
A Large Painting
Paintings, no matter the medium, artist or subject matter, will always be a striking centerpiece for any living room. In this day and age when high-resolution photography and imagery are commonplace and easily reproducible, there’s always going to be something magical about a picture created by human hands upon a canvas. Just make sure that the colors and subject matter complement your living room’s theme and décor, or at least ensure that it looks suitably detailed and vibrant. Landscapes and still life are ideal paintings for this exact purpose and scenario.
Whether you’re a voracious reader or you simply have too many books in your home that you don’t want to part with, then why not get a bookshelf as a centerpiece for your living room? Not only will you finally be able to display your collection in a more meaningful and impressive way, but at the same time, you can give your guests a glimpse into your personality by displaying your favorite books. It’ll be a great conversation starter for any occasion. You can also spruce things up a bit by devoting some of the shelves to picture frames or even personal knick-knacks that you’ve collected over the years or brought home from your travels, further cementing your identity over your home and making it feel even more personalized and lived-in.
An interesting lounge set
Lounge sets count as furniture, yes, but just because they’re built for your comfort doesn’t mean they can’t be the centerpiece of your living room. Pick one out that’s not only comfy and inviting, but also striking in appearance and color. Doing so will make your living room feel more well put-together, as well as make you look like a cunning decorator.
There you go, five centerpiece ideas sure to liven up any living room. No matter what you pick, remember that it’s always best to go with what you feel is right. We can always consult magazines, professionals and even the internet for the ‘perfect’ choice, but it needs to come down to our personal tastes, at the end of the day.