Is your living room in need of a refresh? Sick of looking at the same beige walls? Just because you’re in need of a change doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune updating your space. We have five tips that will give you some simple ideas when it comes to decorating your living room!
- Floating Shelves
Floating shelves allow you to display your most prized possessions all while adding your own personalized touch to your living room. You can dress them up with photographs, nick-nacks from your travels, and your favourite books, to name a few options.
These shelves are also perfect for plant lovers. Invest in some plants that drape downwards to add some extra style and flair to your space.
Floating shelves also provide you with a space to store any items you may have. Purchase some baskets from your local home décor store or online and you can easily tuck items away. This makes for a great option for things like cords and miscellaneous items that you don’t necessarily want on display.
- Gallery Wall
If you have family photos, pictures from your travels, or framed art that you want to display, a great way to do it is to create a gallery wall. Start by purchasing frames in different sizes to display your pictures. To help make the gallery wall look cohesive and avoid it looking cluttered, stick to the same style and colour of the frames.
A good tip to help you conceptualize how the wall will look is to cut out craft paper based on the outlines of your frames. You can then tape these to your wall to see how the pictures will look before you proceed to make holes. If you don’t like how it looks, you can easily change it up without having to patch holes in the process.
- Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a really easy way to change the look and feel of your living room. You can get inspiration from the different seasons and change them up based on the colours of those seasons. For example, if fall rolls around and you want to make your space cozier, consider opting for greens, golds, burnt yellow, and even orange pillows.
All you need to do is visit your local home décor store and you’ll see what colours are trendy at the moment. You can then style a bunch of different pillows together on your sofa and chairs and change it up as much as you like.
Trays are a great way to organize and make a space look more pulled together. Place one on your coffee table to help you corral TV remotes, candles, magazines, you name it.
There are so many different styles of trays out there that you can really have fun with this and find something that speaks to you and matches your style.
- Nesting Tables
If you have a small space, nesting tables are the way to go. These tables fit into one another so you can easily pull them out when you need them and tuck them away when you’re not using them. These are perfect to hold drinks and snacks if you have friends or family over.
We hope these five decorating ideas give you some inspiration for changing up the look of your living room!