Every once in several years, you might find yourself craving for a minor change in your life. Perhaps a new hobby or a place you’ve never been to. Maybe you’re searching into changing something in your home.
Do you want to alter something in the master bedroom or the kitchen? Maybe the living room is a great area to start since it’s what you first see every time you come home and when you have visitors over.
Freshening up slight bits of your house now and in a while again can be a satisfying task once you’ve achieved it. This way, living your life at home will be less boring and tiring. It can add more beauty and personality.
So if you’re looking into spicing up your house, starting with your living room, there are some fancy yet budget-friendly ways to upgrade. These suggestions can help you decide on what you want to do to spice up your home.
1. Open up some space
Doing this is possible even without tearing down walls to make your living room feel more open and breathable. A way to do this is by getting rid of unnecessary pieces of furniture, especially bulky ones. If you don’t want to get rid of them, you can move them around to experiment or into a different room in the house.
Another great way to make the room look wider is by hanging up one or two large mirrors. When a huge one is on the opposite side of the windows, it creates an illusion that the room is more spacious and refreshing. Especially in the daytime, it adds more natural lighting to the area, which saves energy.
2. Put up additional lighting
A change in lighting can add more life to your home. While a poorly lit room looks cramped and dark, a brightly lit room appears breathable and welcoming. Easy and pleasant on the eyes as well.
The simplest is by purchasing new table lamps and floor lamps. You can place a tall floor lamp on a darker corner and layer it up with a table lamp on the side table. Now watch the room brighten up and come alive.
Aside from that, there are more ways to add lighting in your home living room. As mentioned previously, mirrors opposite windows add natural lighting.
3. Invest in bold paint colors
What about the walls? Are you tired of old plain painted walls? For this, you can choose bright (but not too much) color while still making it look chic. Try different shades of pink or green. Another choice could be by matching your furnishing to stick to the color scheme.
4. Go even bolder with wallpaper
If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can upgrade your walls and add patterned wallpapers instead of fresh paint. Featuring designs like palm leaves, floral patterns, or geometric shapes.
Putting up wallpaper is an excellent choice for you not only because of its aesthetic purpose, but it is also durable and long-lasting for your walls.
5. Don’t forget the floor
If you don’t want to do something with the walls, you can freshen up your living room floor. Consider a bolder center rug. For wilder options, instead, you can add new colors of paint to light up the room.
6. Change your curtains
Your choice of draperies can bring the entire room to a whole new level. That’s why you have to decide on a design that will beautifully complement or contrast your furniture or the color of your walls. If you’re sick of plain curtains, there are always better and livelier ones that you can replace them with. This will definitely bring your living room back to life.
7. Spice up your fireplace
To those of you who have a fireplace or even a column, doing something different can change the look of the place.
For your fireplace, you can add a gorgeous screen to it or put up an eye-catching artwork above it to dress it up a little. For both columns and the fireplace, you can upgrade them by adding wooden or stone veneers. It will take a lot of time and puzzle-solving skills, and you might need some help to do it. But it is going to be worth it once you see the big change.
Doing something unique for your interior doesn’t have to be expensive. Just opting for a more stylish design of the curtains or the walls, or even just adding a piece of furniture, can already shape up your home beautifully little by little.