Changing seasons always inspires us to change our living spaces, a new rug here and a gorgeous scatter there – small changes count just as much as the bigger ones. Choose a room that gets a lot of use, like your bedroom, outdoor area or living room – that way you will appreciate the changes more. Here are 5 quick and easy tips for sprucing up your living room, and they won’t cost you an arm and leg either.
- A Quick Coat of Paint
You can either paint the entire room in a shade that matches your feelings on the new season or you can paint a feature wall – this is entirely up to you and your budget. Painting the whole room doesn’t have to break the bank, buying the paint and doing the job yourself can save you a lot of money if you’re willing to invest the time. My advice would be to paint a piece of cardboard with your chosen colour and stick it to the wall for a week, that will give you a good idea of whether you’ll still love it in a few months or not.
- Clean Your Carpets
Your Carpet may look clean, but older carpets can house all sorts of allergens, bacteria, and even mold. Yep, crazy kinds of gross – right there under your feet. Instead of laying out tons of money to replace them, you could just get them cleaned. Get professional carpet cleaning services to come in and breathe new life into your carpets and rugs. A cleaned carpet is not only healthier for you and your family but it makes them look almost brand new again.
- New Scatter Cushions
I am unashamedly a scatter cushion addict, as my husband and he’ll tell you that I have a serious problem. I am obsessed with them, they add texture and trendy vibrant colours into my living, sleeping, and relaxing spaces and I love them for that. I’m not one of those crazy people who freak out if they’re used as pillows because they can always be fluffed again and probably also because, deep down, I know I can and will get more. Scatters are a divine way to make a massive change to your living room without making the same sized change to your bank balance.
- Mirror, Mirror…
Mirrors are so incredibly versatile and because of that you can get them in almost every single colour and shape imaginable. Mirrors use light in the room to project the illusion of added space and they reflect the already existing light in the room, which is the perfect way to amplify any gorgeous natural lighting you may have in the area. Mirrors are practical as well as nice to look at, but be careful not to overdo the number of them you add to each wall because less is often more when it comes to interior decorating.
- Rearrange Your Layout
If your bank balance won’t allow even the smallest of purchases to spruce up your living room, then all you need to do to make some much-needed change to your space is to rearrange the layout of your furniture. You will be pleasantly surprised by what this simple task can do for the overall look of your living room.