We all love to change the look of our homes especially the living room as it’s an area one wants to relax in after a hard day and also as it is the heart of your home that you open up to your guests. The additions and changes you make become a talking point for your visiting friends and family. When one thinks of revamping, the first thing that comes to one’s mind is that it is going to burn a hole in their pockets, well it always doesn’t have to be that, there are some quick and cheap hacks to do your space. Here are fifteen exciting ways suggested by AmardeepGulri(Founder & Principal-Deco-Arte) to give a fresh look to your living rooms:
1. Rearrange Furniture:
Rearranging furniture in the living room creates more space in the area. It will bring a fresh change in the room and break the monotony.
2. Placing Furniture at an Angle:
Don’t be afraid to arrange some of your furniture in an unconventional way. Accent chairs can be placed at an angle, which will enhance the look of the living room.
3. Accessorizing your Coffee Table:
Adding a coffee table book with some accessories like flower vase, showpieces, and candle stands is a great way to spice things up!
Accentuate your sofas with cushions available in different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures; they could be all your living room needs to feel refreshed. All you have to do is, add a few new cushions to your collection.
5. Revamp your Furniture:
Adding colorful prints, textures or weaves can enhance the look of your furniture. Revive your living room by reupholstering an old piece (or two) of furniture. Add some printed fabrics on accent furniture which leaves a bigger design impact.
6. Add Greenery:
Indoor plants are a great way to quickly add color and shape to a living room. Invest in a couple of larger plants like palms around the edges of your room and add smaller plants like succulents to shelves and mantelpieces.
7. Window Dressing:
Changing your draperies using a contrasting fabric from your furniture will suddenly enhance the look of space. Adding sheers will give more relaxed vibes.
Mirrors are the best accessory that you can amplify your space with. They lend detail and function to your home leaving it seasoned and fashionable. You can hang a statement Venetian mirror or even get the mirror framed which goes well with your décor.
Paint is the most obvious way to give a room a new look. Suggestively, rather than painting your entire space, you can use an accent wall to enhance one particular wall by adding a vibrant color or texture paint. You can also paint some type of design such as stripes, chevrons, or stencil work.
10. Hang Large Scale Art:
Create a focal point and give your space some wow factor by hanging an oversized piece of art on one of your living room walls. Keep your eyes peeled at flea markets and thrift stores for large pieces at reasonable prices, or get creative and make your own piece of art.
Lighting plays an important role. A mix of overhead, ambient, and task lighting can create a dramatic change to your place. You can also add table lamps, floor lamps, drop lights or whatever you like. It will not only add different options of lighting but also make the room look better. If the dimmer can be added to the lighting, it will further enhance the look.
12. Install Wall Shelves:
Installing a few wall shelves for books, decoratives, and picture frames is an excellent way to use your wall space wisely. Instead of adding bulky cabinets or tables, keep your items on your walls for a clean and open look.
13. Use Neutrals:
Stick to a neutral or earthy color scheme that will brighten up your room and add a vibrant artwork.
14. Use Rugs:
Give your living room a custom look by using vintage or antique carpets. Use carpets and rugs on the floor to instantly create visual intrigue or, can get them framed to make wall art. The unusual fabric will inject your room with a unique element and will personalize your space.
15. Collage of Frames:
Fill the blank space on walls and give a room much-needed personality. Use favorite family photos along with souvenirs, wall plates, record covers, prints – you could even frame fabric cut-offs or spare bits of wallpaper.
Amardeep Gulri(Founder & Principal-Deco-Arte)