Are you tired of staring at the same four walls? It may be time to refresh your interior space. But it doesn’t have to be a lot of work, either. Here are four quick and creative ways to jazz up your living area with ease.
Add a Bit of Color
While using neutral colors is a great way to add softness to a living space and create a welcoming atmosphere, things can become quite dull if you’re not careful. If you have a lot of whites, browns, or grays, add colors like purple, navy blue, or even a soft green.
Also, mix lights and darks. Sprinkle some vibrant colors here and there. Color variety adds dimension to a room. Using too many neutrals can make your living room appear flat.
Change Up Your Furniture
You’ve probably seen many great-looking living rooms in magazines. Those “perfect” rooms on display for all to see are what they call “showrooms.” While these pre-decorated rooms are great for ideas and using as references, they tend to use furniture from the same store to create a uniform look.
And although there’s nothing wrong with that, to add more interest and originality to your living space, it’s a good idea to buy pieces with different styles that go well together. For example, vintage furniture paired with modern upholstery adds personality and character, if you do it right.
All too often, people think too hard about their living room’s design. Sometimes, when you take it too seriously, it can become uninviting and even boring. Remember, you don’t have to match everything. So have fun, and play with different patterns. And if you can pull it off, mix colors that aren’t usually together for a more laid back, carefree vibe.
Contrast with Texture
There are so many textures to choose from than just plain cotton. You can try denim, corduroy, wool, glass, metal, or wood. Mix them up. Create contrast by pairing plush textures with rougher ones. For example, add an area rug to a wooden floor.
Display Your Plants
Everyone knows that plants bring life to any space, but are you displaying your plants in interesting ways? Rather than just placing a plant in a window or on a table, there are other ways to bring in the green. Here are a few ideas you can use to liven up your living space:
- Create a plant shrine
- Use hanging plants
- Hang a planter’s box
- Grow wall-mounted plants
Hopefully, you’ve gained some great insight on how to spruce up your living area. Sometimes, it’s easy to overthink the design of your room. It’s only natural. But it takes a keen eye to make a room stand out from the rest.