We all want our homes to represent our personalities and to showcase our style but when it is time for a change, time and a limited budget can often restrict our interior design ideas. This shouldn’t stop you from making small changes to your home that will instantly upgrade and update your décor. Small changes can have great power, so if you want to revamp your lounge, follow these simple tricks to give your living room a refresh with instant impact.
A fresh coat of paint can instantly brighten and revitalise a room without spending a fortune. Even using the leftover paint from last time you decorated can really help to give the room a cleaner appearance. If you want to keep making small, low-budget upgrades to your lounge, choose a neutral wall colour, such as cream. Neutral paint can help you create a perfect backdrop for bold statement pieces of furniture, which can quickly help you to transform the room, whenever you fancy a change.
The quickest and easiest way to give your lounge a makeover is to simply alter the position of your furniture. Consider moving your sofa to face the window during the summer months to make the most of the light and to enjoy the view, in winter move your settee closer to your heating devices to create a warm and cosy environment. Often habits change throughout the seasons which makes it easier to modify the layout depending on what you do most in the room, whether that is watch TV, read a book or chat with friends and family.
A rug is a great investment that can really bring a room together and can provide a quick update to a room. Rugs can instantly change the way a room feels from an arty statement rug to a cosy thick pile rug for a warm wintery feel. If you have dark flooring, use a light rug to give a brighter, airy feel and use a dark rug on light flooring to create a richer, warmer feel.
Another simple way to revamp your living room is to bring the outside inside. Flowers and greenery are an excellent way to brighten a room, without costing the earth. Pick foliage from your garden to create a stylish green display or use tasteful vases with single stem flowers for a beautiful way to add colour and style to windowsills, shelves and coffee tables.
If you want to change the look of your sofa, consider adding coloured cushions and textured throws. If you have a corner sofa, you have more room to add a variety of furnishings, colours and textures so be bold and adapt your colour scheme in line with the changing seasons. Be careful not to swamp smaller two seater sofas and armchairs with big throws as these can make the furniture look even smaller and it can make them less comfortable. By having a range of coloured cushion covers, you can quickly change the lounge colour theme whenever it suits you.
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