After a certain amount of time, the living room can start to look a little too lived in. Perhaps the couch’s colour has started to fade, or it could be that the wallpaper has started to peel slightly. In the end, just like people, rooms can start to age and breakdown.
Moreover, as people grow and change overtime, their tastes may also change alongside. What felt like home before may not necessarily emulate those same feelings now. It then might be that your living room just doesn’t reflect who you are and what you like anymore.
Consequently, a refreshing, room-wide update is necessary every few years or so. Here’s a few ideas for when your giving your living room a refreshing makeover.
Richer Colour Palettes
The place to begin is absolutely with the colour palette. Your colour scheme communicates all the ideas and themes you’re going for right out of the gate; minimalism, eccentricity, or even the aesthetics of certain time periods like the 70s. Therefore, you should start with the colour scheme you want to go for, and more acute inspirations will flow from there.
Many people go for the standard cream or beige colours in their living rooms, so stay away from those if you’re aiming for originality. Instead, perhaps consider splashing some black and white along the walls. This will give your living space a bold, original flare, and these colours also compliment a dash of others extremely well, such as reds and turquoises. In the end, this kind of colour palette will make everything pop.
Sometimes, a makeover needs to be more than a series of quick replacements of what came before. After all, this is the perfect opportunity for reinvention, to try something completely new. Therefore, you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment as you move forward, and perhaps invest in an item or two you wouldn’t typically buy.
Nothing screams reinvention like velvet furnishings. From sofas to their cushions, from curtains to the armchair, there’s a lot of room for trial and error here. A touch of velvet adds high-end nuance to the living room. It’s a splash of luxury, so perhaps don’t go too overboard with using this material. That said, you can incorporate a piece of velvet furniture or some curtains into the living room naturally here, perhaps a special throne or a lavish sofa.
A Bar Area
The living room is a communal area, but often when friends and family are visiting, all food and drink events take place in the kitchen and dining rooms. It can be a bother getting up and down and changing rooms, especially when you’ve all just gotten comfortable. However, this is a possible workaround available…
If you like having the occasional drink with your pals and folks in the living room, then why not install a small bar area? This will make your living room a more permanent den instead of a ‘quick sit down’ area, and really lend some swanky aesthetic vibes to the room. You could even repurpose a couple of comfy kitchen stools from Cox & Cox and crowd around your bar area, enjoying the good times more intimately than being spread out over large dining room tables!
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