Many people put off redecorating. This may be because they mistakenly believe that everything in the room needs replacing at the same time. This may be true with a complete remodel, but for a refresh, you can think much smaller. Just changing one or two key things in the room can completely change the look of the space. Try one of these inspired ideas out today to give your room a trendy new feel:
Change the sofa – If you had a leather suite, why not try something completely different in fabric? You can find ideas for practical furniture at places like the Nantuckit Furniture Company to inspire your new look. Repositioning the furniture may be a good idea too. Swap the position of the armchairs and sofas around, or maybe go for a corner suite this time?
Add some vibrant throws – Perhaps your budget doesn’t stretch to new furniture. Why not cover the existing furniture with a new throw? Pick a vibrant colour and add new contrasting cushions with plenty of texture. This will make for a fresh new look with plenty of energies.
New standards – Do you only use the room in the evenings? You can create a completely different feel to a room by just changing the lighting. If you usually only use the ceiling lights, why not invest in some funky new standard and table lamps? The bulbs you choose make the world of difference too. You can buy cool toned LED bulbs or a warmer tone for your lamps. It’s remarkable how intense your wall colour can become just by changing the bulbs!
Flooring – If your flooring is looking a little tired, now is the time to freshen up the look. If you have a carpet, why not remove it and go for a practical hardwood floor? If you love the feeling of a plush carpet under your feet, you can add a textured rug to go with it. Alternatively, use a rug to cover a worn area. Pick strong colours and geometric shapes to be stylish this season.
Colour – Colour is really important when it comes to setting the mood of a room. This year has seen lots of really vibrant and strong colours become very popular in the living room. If you’re not in the mood to paint the walls, then try to find some wall art with curves or lines. Geometric shapes in abstract art look great in the living room. Try to colour match to the cushions or rug.
It really does take very little to create a completely fresh new look for your living room. Whether your budget is big or small, there are simple little touches anyone can afford to do. It may be something as simple as changing your curtains, or something bigger like adding a huge oak sideboard. You might want to change the position of your seating so you are looking out of the window at your garden view. Or you might want the seating to be great for conversation. Change just one thing this season for a great new look.