Giving your living room an entirely new look doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. Decorating with a few staple accessories can give a complete makeover to a living room with an outdated look. The following tips will give your living room a complete facelift without breaking the bank.
Light fixtures are often ignored when redecorating a room. However, modern light fixtures can add a lot of personality to a living room. Glass and metallic light fixtures are having a moment right now and can bring an old-fashioned living room into the 21st century. Lamps in the living room can also be updated by swapping out the shades. Patterned lampshades with abstract designs have become a very popular design choice.
Whether you prefer real or artificial, there is no denying houseplants give a living room a new look. Colorful vases are also a fun accessory item to use for decorating a living room. Fresh flowers in the vases are always in style, but placing a tree branch in a vase to create a focal point has become the latest trend.
Rugs and Pillows
It’s very easy to get stuck in a decorating rut and never bother changing up the accent pillows and throw rug in the living room. A fun way to decorate is to choose accent pillows in complementary patterns, but not of a uniform design. Bright colored pillows with floral or geometric shaped patterns can make a living room light and airy. Another option is to show off your wild side with animal prints. Throw rugs should complement the overall design aesthetic and you may want to choose a neutral rug if you’re looking to make the rest of the décor stand out. Conversely, if you have neutral furniture, your rug and pillows can be used for pops of color.
To always keep your living room’s look fresh, swap out accessory items on a seasonal basis. Classic and neutral items are perfect for the fall and winter while brighter and fun styles work best for the spring and summer.