A kitchen is used for cooking, a bedroom is used for sleeping, a bathroom is used for...well you get the picture. Every room in your home has a purpose except.....the living room. I mean who actually lives in a 'living' room? Most times it is used as a good spot for that sofa you have been holding onto, a dust collector for the knick knacks, and the perfect place for that once a year propped up christmas tree. Other than that it is dead space. So it's time to re-think it.
If you could add another room to your home, what would it be used for? An office space, a library, a game room, a wine room, a bar, or a gift wrapping, scrapbooking, label making, fix it, cut it, hot glue it, space (you know who you are!). By adding closed doors, french doors, or long drapes, you can conceal a kids play space, or guest room, when it is a mess.
Right now I am working with an amazing couple in Allentown, turning their living room into a Library Lounge by installing a gas fireplace, two double bookcases, new flooring, and a large deep chocolate upholstered leather sofa. When finished it will be a comfortable soft lit room perfect for a pre-dinner or late night drink. See above for the colors and finishes in the works. I will post the finished look, along with the library in Breinigsville (just as soon as I get a minute). :)