Sometimes, a good home refresh is needed, and with the living room being the heart of the home what better room to breathe life into? The following easy tips and tricks will inspire you to revitalise your own living room, immediately.
Cushions and Throws
Adding some cushions and throws to your living room will bring a pop of colour and texture to the area. Not only does this add fun and personality to the room but it will also bring much loved comfort. Cushions and throws are extremely on trend at the moment, your creative flair can go wild with colour combinations, various fabric textures and gigantic throws big enough for the whole family.
Add some Personal Touches
Personal touches make the house a home, and where is more homely than the central part of the house, the place where everyone congregates – the living room! Heartfelt personalisation such as framed photos, meaningful quotes, and objects of sentiment can evoke positive moods and feelings making that special homely space all the warmer and more welcoming.
The focal point of the living area is more often than not the sofa – the place where all the family gather for movies, where memorable conversations happen, and where we invite friends and visitors to sit. High quality Chesterfield sofas are sustainable, comfortable, and stylish, the perfect way to rejuvenate and revamp your living area.
Window treatments are often overlooked as an important design decision, however, play a big role in the mood of the room. Window treatments can draw a lot of positive attention to a living area by adding pops of colour and luxurious textures. On the flipside, window treatments can also be manipulated to fade into the background of the room, allowing other furnishings and fixtures take centre stage.
Bring the Outdoors, In
A little greenery in the living room can revitalise the space, and enhance a natural calming feel to the room. House plants are often inexpensive, and plenty are low maintenance meaning it takes little work to achieve a great look. Fresh flowers are also a popular way to bring colour and decadence to a room. This is a cost-effective way to bring variation to your living space – you can change the colour and style on a weekly basis if you so wish.
Books and Magazines
Scattering reading material not only can appear ‘artsy’ in many cases but it also invites people to take a seat on the comfy sofa and get lost in a good book and make yourself at home, it’s also an excellent way to keep guests occupied.
It is recommended that a room should have various light sources. Table lamps, pendant lighting and chandeliers can set different moods depending on the tone and brightness of the fixtures. Dimmer lighting is a clever way to multisource lighting to create a warm cosy feel perfect for family evenings.
Lighting some a few well-placed candles can really aid that cosy feeling often desired from a living space. The soft, warm light will instantly make it feel warm and welcoming. Scented candles are a great idea to create an added experiential impact to a room, there are so many to choose from you are bound to find one to suit your taste, with everything offered from seasonal delights to the smell of fresh linen.
Leaving blank walls can often make the room feel neglected and sad looking, by adding some wall art particularly to neutral coloured walls will give the room some pizazz and flair. Wall art doesn’t necessarily need to be printed artwork, if you’re not into that! Alternatives include a bold wallpapered feature wall, wall stickers, or a huge hanging textile.
A flooring makeover doesn’t need to be an expensive decision. There are ways to breathe life back into a room simply by rejuvenating an old carpet with a good deep clean or covering unsightly marks with a statement rug. Hardwood floors can be completely restyled with a sand, varnish or a treatment. Flooring is often the most neglected concept of a room but can make all the difference when rejuvenated or changed completely.
Plenty of easy, inexpensive ideas and tricks to breath some life back into any living space with minimal effort needed. Even just implementing one of these ideas to your room could potentially give it a whole new lease of life – no excuse not to give one or two a try!