If you want to make your living room more beautiful by making small changes that don’t require you to invest in big furniture items or getting a new paint job, we have for you some simple tips. The key to good home decor is more about trying to infuse personality in to a room with subtle changes, rather than making huge investments that you will get bored of looking at few years down the line. It doesn’t take a lot of money or time to create a beautiful living room; all it needs is some imagination.
Doing up your old furniture in a new way is a great idea to upgrade your interiors. You can easily change the look of an old cabinet by repainting it or polishing it to a different colour. And you can just as easily change the way your TV cabinet looks by adding or removing shelves and doors from it. Another way to change the look and feel of upholstered furniture is to reupholster; try new prints and colours and bring about a new theme by carefully selecting a few decorative pieces or cushions and wall accents that carry the colour forward in to the whole room for a coordinated look.
Here are a few must-try ideas that can breathe in new life in to your interiors:
1. Choose cabinets in various designs –
New cabinet furniture is not expensive, but it will be priceless because it can give your living room a more concrete theme. Some stylish cabinets when placed along an empty wall in a unique layout will give it a distinctive character and sense of style. Choose unique rack cabinets to store crockery along with your priced collection of books, or refurbish an old file cabinet to add new life to it by adding wicker baskets to make it work like a rack cabinet.
2. Pick new curtains and match them to the upholstery for wooden sofa chair –
Just by changing the curtains, you can add new life to a room. If you have an old upholstered wooden sofa chair that matches nothing but somehow manages to be your favourite spot in the room, let it match the new curtains! This way, you will create a new focal point in the room, with the theme carried forward with the curtains. The end result will make your living room a lot more inviting and visually pleasing.
3. Add new levels to the TV cabinet –
Got an old fashioned TV Cabinet? Don’t worry; simply use some glass shelves or wooden shelves to go above, on the sides, or within it and create a new look. You can also match a simple TV cabinet with a rack cabinet and bolt them together to create more levels, shapes and a whole new design. Use the rack cabinet to hold books, decorative items and picture frames or CDs and create a bigger TV cabinet that dominates the space and lends it a distinct new feel.
4. Use shelves creatively –
Don’t you just hate those useless niches made by poor design and construction detailing, which seem to just sit empty? Order rack cabinets or simple wooden shelves that fit in to the small niche and make it functional! Not only will you flush the wall and create a more stylish look, you will also get some much needed storage space. Choose a design that has some open shelves to display decorative items and some hidden drawers for all those files and scraps of paper you seem to horde. For simple yet effective decor, choose a light colour wall paper to cover the wall and simply install wooden shelves in a simple pattern to get a fresh look.
5. Utilize cabinet furniture to maximum –
Most of us are not using the cabinet furniture we have paid through our nose for to the maximum. Why not use the top surface to display a few photo frames of the family? You can even put a beautiful crystal vase and some flowers on top or choose a nice sculpture that will fit perfectly. If a small wall is in desperate need of character, using a small cabinet that is fixed to the wall rather than placed on the floor will give the wall definition and function, and also beautify the space as a whole if you put up an art piece right above the cabinet to create a focal point. You can even pick a shelving design that works perfectly like a space divider for maximum impact!
6. Accentuate the whole wall using the right furniture –
Think of the main living room wall as a whole. If the space is small, then it makes sense to pick individual pieces that can all be put together for an impactful display. A chest when coupled with sleek wooden shelves above, and two tall units that are fixed in to the wall flanking either side, makes for an impressive focal point.