Bring your living room up to date with these small and easy-to-make changes. Here are 5 easy ways to update your home, instantly!
5 Easy ways to update your home:
1. Statement Display
It’s amazing the effect that adding a dramatic splash of colour can have on a neutral colour palette – lifting the whole room and giving it a new feel. Choose a colour with punch – such as pink or yellow – and update cushions or a display vase. The new display accessories’ rule is to have type, such as vases, grouped together – no matter the height or shape. Get creative by mixing up old and new buys.
2. The Right Lights
Table lamps have a wonderful way of creating a calming atmosphere in a room, particularly as the days grow shorter and darker. Choose a spectacular shade that will reflect light beautifully. Or, opt for a playful lamp with a colour base –or a glass base with gold or marble which is guaranteed to be on-trend.
3. Natural Setting
In our fast-paced, stressful lives, an earthy living room that channels nature’s beauty will soothe the senses. Texture is big news, and a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, wool and leather, are widely available. To nail the look, mix and match tactile pieces – think embroidered cushions, chunky knits, raw wood furniture, and stone details.
Scatter cushions are an easy way to update your décor without blowing the budget.
4. Mirror Update
Revive mismatched mirrors by spraying them all in one colour. Simply edge the mirror with masking tape and cover the mirror glass with newspaper. But do go outside, as spraying is a messy business! Also, opt for organic rimless mirrors, they work well individually or in sets.
5. Relaxed Seating
A laid-back seating arrangement for when you have a crowd is the way to go. Footstools, chunky cushions, and poufs in colour fabrics give a room a shot of colour while providing that extra seating you’re after.
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