Most family entertainment and guest visits take place in the living room. However, you havenâ€™t given the space tender loving care in years. Aside from outdated artwork and tattered pillows, there is not much to offer the wandering eye.
Itâ€™s time for a makeover and to make better impressions on the family and visitors. Within the next twenty-four hours, your living room will look completely new.
Add Throw Pillows
Take a trip to the fabric store and search for pre-made decorative sacks you can fill with cotton balls or other allergen-free filler. Alternatively, choose covers for existing pillows. Decorative pillows can be expensive; so, just buying the ornate covers can save you a substantial amount of money.
Look in stores like Home Goods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx for good deals on trendy throw pillows. You can also find budget friendly pillow covers on sites like Etsy, eBay and Amazon, like this Decorbox Linen Octopus Pillow Cover for only $4.99…
Regardless of where you live or time of the year, thereâ€™s always cause to celebrate something! Whether itâ€™s Christmas season or football season, use the time of year and events as inspiration to dress the interior. Use dark, bold colors in the fall and light, airy colors in the summer to pay tribute to the changing seasons and stay consistent with your current room design. We recommend neutral colors for the walls and furniture so it’s easy to change your home decor whenever your mood strikes!
If the cost of furniture implements or artwork is an issue, add space to the room by creating distance between the couch and the television or the end tables and chairs. Itâ€™s a clever way to do more with less. Moreover, a cluttered living room attracts greater amounts of dust and is harder to maintain.
You can add visual space to smaller rooms by adding mirrors and choosing light colors for the wall and furniture. White makes any room feel bigger and brighter.
Rather than expensive artwork, use memories as your wall decorations. Frame a portion of the wall with a border and begin adding high-quality photos. If you donâ€™t have a high-end printer, save digital pictures in a file and visit a local Staples or Kinkos. Alternatively, throw a â€˜redesign partyâ€™ and ask attendants to bring small wall decorations to hang on the wall. Friends can help decorate as well as supply lasting relics in your living room.
Forget the Sofa
Sofas are the most cumbersome and expensive pieces of a living room set. However, thereâ€™s no reason to own one at all. Sure, family members and visitors need to sit, but they can do so on a number of chairs arranged around a large coffee table or several smaller tables to emulate a cafÃ© theme. Easily rearranging the room is another advantage of owning less heavy furniture items.
Change the Floor
The floor is often overlooked as a design implement. Completely change the feel and theme of a room by bleaching or darkening tiles, introducing wood board of contrasting shades, or using area rugs to create optical illusions across the floorâ€™s surface. You can find affordable area rugs like this quatrefoil print area rug in stores like Target with prices starting at $29!
Tie a Ribbon
Ribbons are small yet decorative implements that make a big difference. Mostly reserved for wrapping presents, one can wrap a room in a range of decorative shades with subtle placement of ribbon and trim.
Change the most-attended room of your home. New is interesting, so maintain the interest of visitors and family members with a decorative and alternating living space. Start today, and have a new room by tomorrow!
GUEST BLOGGER: Faith Chan loves to change up her living room every three months or so. An avid writer, she likes to share her ideas with others by posting online. You can read her entertaining posts on a variety of blogs and websites today.