Spring cleaning is a great way to freshen up your home. But sometimes after going over your things thoroughly, it can reveal the need to freshen up not just the surfaces and clutter but the whole look as well. Especially with the past year and spending extra time in your home, you might be looking around with the feeling that things are stale and need an upgrade. But a complete redecorating overhaul can get expensive! If you’re feeling the need for a change, try starting small. One of the rooms that gets used and seen by guests the most is the living room, so why not start there! Luckily, there are plenty of easy changes you can make to transform your living room without having to spend much at all. Here are some of our favorites!
One of the most straightforward and effective (and cheap!) ways to completely transform your living room is simply to rearrange your furniture. Whether you have a large or small living room, you can always make some kind of change to the layout to make your living room feel like new! Sometimes even removing or repurposing a piece of furniture can make the space feel roomier.
If your living room is more on the larger side, you can try placing the sofa in the center of the room if it’s been pushed up against a wall. Try creating a central “conversation area,” making sure the flow of the room remains unobstructed.
When rearranging furniture, it’s also important to take into account the visual weight of the room as a whole. If you have a large piece of furniture on one side of the room, keep the weight of the other side balanced with a piece of equal weight or cluster of a few smaller pieces.
Another easy and fairly inexpensive way to transform your living room is to update your throw pillows. These little accents are often the first thing to catch the eye as someone walks into the living room. Therefore, they have the presence to energize the look of your living room with more color, style, and personality. If your current throw pillows are all one color or too “matchy,” Try mixing things up with pops of color, patterns, and textures!
Another super simple way to transform your living room is to change your area rug. Whether you’re swapping out an old rug or adding one to a bare space, a new rug can add tons of new life to your living room.
There are almost endless options to choose from if you are looking to transform your living room with a new rug! Try choosing a new, interesting texture or a bold, vibrant color. Or try a softer rug if you want to add more warmth to the room.
If you’re looking for an easy way to completely transform your living room, try adding some greenery! Adding greenery is an excellent way to add an earthy warmth to your living room. It helps to bring the enlivening and cheery feel of the outdoors indoors, and literally refreshes the air inside. Greenery is stylish, timeless, and goes well with virtually any aesthetic.
Sometimes a piece or two of furniture gets used more than the rest and becomes dingy. If that’s the case, it’s time to replace those pieces. Replacing old, dingy furniture with new high-quality furniture will transform your living room and can make the whole room feel new!
Some of the pieces you’ll probably need to replace first are coffee tables and sofas or loveseats. Luckily, since either of these pieces are so central to a living room, changing either the coffee table, seating, or both can completely change the room.
Lastly, if you want a simple way to transform your living room and make it feel refreshed without making too many big changes, try adding some smaller accent pieces. Choose accent pieces that have character and personality and add some subtle interest to the room. If you’ve never tried rustic decor in your home, rustic style pieces make great accents to any aesthetic. Much like adding greenery, rustic pieces add earthy charm and warmth to a space and can easily create that updated, transformed look you’re hoping for.
Are you looking for new furniture or a few accent pieces to help transform your living room? Come visit Rustic Rarehouse and see what we have in store for you! Or shop some of our inventory online. If you have any questions, give us a call today to see how we can help!
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