Monday, August 3, 2020

Refresh Your Living Room Style

Some people love graphic contrast and clean, modern lines while others gravitate to more eclectic or rustic designs. No matter what your living room style, at some point, you may feel like you are stuck in a rut with the same style you’ve had for the last decade or so. Or even just season, depending on your need for change.

You’ve probably spent a great deal of time, effort, and thought to achieve the look you want, one that reflects your aesthetic and your personal style, so you may hesitate to give that up. Luckily, you don’t have to. If you still like your aesthetic and feel it reflects who you are, but may need a little refreshing, you’ve come to the right place. You can easily freshen up your design without tossing everything out and starting over.

Begin by looking at your living room with fresh eyes. It’s not about getting rid of those things you’ve lovingly chosen for your home, it’s about looking at them in a new way and tweaking your design to give your space a refresh. So, you may not have to get rid of your grandfather’s secretary if you don’t want to, you may just end up placing it in a different room where it has more use and freeing up the space in your living room for something else.

Here are some living room style ideas to refresh your home and update your design.

Rearrange Your Furniture

A great way to refresh your living room is to rearrange your furniture, and maybe add a new piece or two. Begin by clearing the space to see what you have to work with. Make a list of what you have and what you think you’ll need. Sketch out a few ideas, or use a free design app, that way you won’t have to move the furniture too many times. Your helpers will thank you for that.

Then add pieces back mindfully to create the look you are going for. This will also help you see where you have room for something new. The Lexington Upholstery Barrier Swivel Chair with Nailhead Trim is a great choice. Its clean lines and modern shape fit into any décor. And, it is available in 751 cover options, so you can find one that goes with your current color palette.

Add Colorful Pillows

Almost nothing creates a fresh look in your living room like switching out the throw pillows. It’s easy, and you don’t have to move furniture around if that’s not your thing. Adding some bright, tropical pillows gives your room a pop of color, or you may prefer some lighter, woven pillows for a more hygge design. If you’re going for a more modern look, try a geometric print in black and white.

Playing with throw pillows is also a safe way to test adding new colors to your palette. If you like the way one of these colors goes in your space, you can consider adding a chair or area rug that pulls in more color.

Add a Piece of Statement Art

If the same statement artwork has hovered over your sofa for more than a decade, it may be time to switch it out for something new. When you update your wall art, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the increased attention your living room gets.

Adding a modern piece above a transitional sofa such as the Mila Transitional 5-Piece Sectional with Exposed Wood Legs from Bernhardt makes the space feel fresh and modern. You can keep the modern feel with metallic end tables and other accessories, or go more eclectic with a pop of color and some traditional pieces, it’s your choice.

Bring in Flowers for a Breath of Fresh Air

Flowers are another great way to add vibrancy and color to a room. Try adding some fresh, colorful blossoms, you may find you like it so much you’ll keep this living room style tip going all year long. If flowers aren’t your thing, choose some succulents and make an arrangement for your coffee table. Succulents are fairly low-maintenance and come in a wide variety of colors and sizes.

Once you’ve tried these living room style ideas, take a look around and see if anything pops out as needing a little more love and attention. Then relax in your (almost) new space.

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