Feel as though your living area has gone from drab to fab? Seen so much inspiration in magazines and wish you could achieve the same look in your own home?
Then look no further!
I often get the urge to give my living spaces a bit of a revamp, especially when new seasonal trends hit the stores. However, I also know that when you’re juggling life and trying to stick to a budget – updating your home every year just isn’t possible.
So that got me thinking – how can you update a tired-looking living room without spending too much money?
Here are some ideas to help get you started:
Create a Blank Canvas
If you want to be able to adapt your living room with changing fashions and seasons, it’s a good idea to create a blank canvas. Keeping things neutral will allow you to introduce accessories and colourful soft furnishings to bring the room to life.
Therefore, try to keep your sofa, walls and other key pieces of furniture neutral so they don’t need overhauling every time you want to decorate the room.
But if you don’t like the idea of having all your walls neutral, you can save time and expense by having a feature wall that you change with your room. What’s more, in my opinion, having just one wallpapered wall creates more impact than doing the whole lot.
Add Drama with Window Dressings
The next thing is to add another layer of design to the neutral room, enhancing spaces with gorgeous window dressings. With so many designs available, these budget-friendly finishing touches can really enhance the space.
For example, if you’re keen to achieve the on-trend rustic look in your home, companies like Direct Blinds have some gorgeous wooden designs available.
And the best bit?
These slot in effortlessly with patterned or colourful curtains for added wow factor.
Finish Off with Accessories
Now, to pull the look together, it’s time to add those all-important accessories. From cushions and rugs to candles and picture frames, it’s really easy to tie in the overall look while adding a truly magnificent feel to the room.
By adding these accessories you’re introducing new textures, layers, colours and designs, which really completes the look and adds panache.
You know that neutral sofa you thought looked boring?
Watch how it’s transformed with a couple of bright, on-trend cushions and a throw.
Essentially, to achieve an interior space that’s in keeping with trends, you don’t need to blow your budget. Just be savvy with your purchases and clever with how you decorate.