With all the time we tend to spend in our living rooms, it is no surprise that every now and again we may want to change things up a bit. There are so many ways to do this, it is almost astonishing that we don’t do it more often. Whether you are in the mood for a total change or just an upgrade, here are some quick tips to make your living room feel new again.
Turn the whole thing around! If the room itself without furniture is symmetrical, you can flip all of the décor by 180 degrees. You know it will fit and you will be shocked to see how different the room will look from this simple but effective change.
Add some plant life to the room. Green plants around the room will not only brighten the room, it will add oxygen to your home, detoxify your body, relieve stress, and just generally make you feel better. Head to the local nursery and check out the options!
Reupholster your old furniture. You would not believe how easy and cheap it is to do this simple carpentry work. Start by picking out which pieces could use an upgrade. Measure the amount of fabric used to cover them. Head to the fabric store and buy enough in the print you like (buy extra just to be safe). Bring it all home, cut it to size, and start stapling!
Spruce things up with a few new throw pillows, an area rug, or a decorative blanket. These are pieces that may need to be replaced anyway and so opt for colors that are different from you previously had.
You can always add a shelf or two and decorate them with trinkets you own but haven’t known what to do with. Or buy some scented candles in pretty colors. The options are endless once you start using a little creativity!
About the Author: Patrick O’Houlihan reviews home products, like cheap sheer curtains. He has a love for interior design and is very proud of his recently remodeled patio.