Did you know that you can update your living room without changing everything? Let’s face it, most of us can’t get rid of all of the things in our living room every time decorating styles change.. and they change fast! So, let’s learn how to hone in on areas that when upscaled and upgraded will blow a fresh and chic decor difference into our living rooms!
Here are 5 very easy, and very inexpensive ways to breathe new life into your living room!
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A big thank your to Mary Ann at classic*casual*home and Cindy at Rough Lux Lifestyle for including me in this informative and exciting series!!! Make sure to check out the amazing design blogs at the end of the post for some great living room ideas!
Now let’s start thinking about our living rooms and ways we can refresh them…
1. PAINT A LAMPSHADE
This is such an easy and very inexpensive way to dress up and bring a little drama into your living room! Sometimes we forget that a lampshade is a very important part of a lamp. Why have a great lamp and a boring lampshade! So instead of buying a new one… paint the one you have! Choose a great color or how about using chalkboard paint!!! To see an easy lampshade painting tutorials click HERE.
2. CREATE A VIGNETTE
Creating a great vignette is not just inexpensive… it’s free! Shop your home and choose interesting items to group together in a great basket or tray!!! A vignette will bring lots of interest to your whole room! And it’s a great way to show off your great “stuff”!!! To see how to style a coffee table like a pro click HERE.
3. CHANGE UP THE PILLOWS
Oh, I love this way to freshen up a room! Pillows!!!!! They are like jewelry for your sofa! They can totally change the whole look and mood of a room! Here’s a way to save a little on pillows…. use pillow covers and down pillow inserts. Don’t buy pillows with cheap filler! It’s better to buy a few inserts in your favorite sizes and only buy pillow covers. Buy them on sale and after the season to get the best prices! To see 5 no-fail tips for arranging pillows click HERE.
4. ADD SOMETHING LIVE
Well, at least something that looks live. Plants or flowers or great faux blooms literally breathe life into a room! And they are such an inexpensive way to give YOU so much joy!!!! Who doesn’t love a bouquet of white tulips or a bowl of petal pink peonies? Even realistic faux flowers or plants add some pretty softness and “fluff” to a room! There are great ways to make faux flowers look real. To see my post Making Faux Flowers Look FABULOUS click HERE.
5. ADD SOMETHING TRENDY
Trendy accessories can add an up-to-date look to a living room! And they don’t have to be an investment. The great thing about what’s-hot decor is that there are some very good and cheap knock offs! Just one or two pieces can help a room look young and fresh! But don’t go overboard… a little goes a long, long way!!!!
These tips are inexpensive and easy to execute!!! Now what are you waiting for? Let’s start to refresh our living rooms and make them fabulous!
Please stop by these great design blogs to see more wonderful and inexpensive tips to perk up a tired living room!