You don’t need to spend a fortune to give your living room a makeover. Making changes in the right places can ensure your room looks fresh and new without spending lots of cash. Here are ten easy ways to give your living room a face lift.
Change the Wall Colour
By painting the walls a different colour you can change the entire look of a room by spending very little. You can also liven up an old piece of furniture by painting it a contrasting colour.
Walls can be transformed by artwork or picture frames. You don’t have to be an artist to paint canvases with abstract art, or just tart up old picture frames with metallic or glossy paint. Order prints of family photos in black and white for a stylish look.
It is cheap and easy to get new lampshades so update existing lighting with a change of shade. For a modern look, try drum-shaped shades in grey or black for chic style.a ceiling rose will add drama to a pendant light.
Add a Feature Mirror
Mirrors can be effectively used to create the illusion of space and lighten a room. It’s true that reflective surfaces and mirrors are a great way to add visual interest. Highly polished surfaces, glass and high-gloss paint are great for adding an extra dimension and textures.
Use wood beading or picture frames to create a paneled wall effect. For an easier and more subtle look simply paint light and dark lines to give the illusion of paneling. If you fancy you can insert wallpaper within each panel.
Add Contrasting Cushions
Use cushions to change the look of your sofa. They don’t all need to be uniform just so long as they follow a common them or colour. Just keep the colour palette coordinated to tie the look together.
Upgrade Your Curtain Pole
Your window style starts with the curtain pole. Simply changing an ornate fixture to a streamlined curtain pole can give the whole room a fresh modern feeling.
With open plan living it is essential to have different areas clearly defined. Use a rug to create a more cosy area around which seating can be arranged.
A room can instantly be liven up with an arrangement of fresh cut flowers. Other natural elements can lift a room scheme. Use decorative branches to make a dramatic design statement.
Rows of book spines don’t provide much visual interest. Books usually have decorative covers so show them off. Arrange some books face forward, others end on and a few stacked in a pile. Use the occasional ornament to break up book displays. Don’t be afraid to leave some spaces bare. Gaps will help show off your books.