After years of enduring magnolia and off-white walls in your rented properties, you may find yourself overwhelmed with choice whilst deciding how to update your new living room. It may seem like a daunting task, but we have compiled some simple yet effective tips that can help:
Discover new lighting
Different types of lighting can have a huge impact on the mood of the room. Light that is too harsh and bright could make the room feel clinical and cold, whereas softer lighting will create a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for cosy nights in. A well lit room can be achieved easily by using lower watt bulbs, installing a dimmer, or strategically placing lamps to benefit the levels of light your room receives throughout the day.
Paint in wonderful white
Choosing whit e paint to redecorate with may not seem like a drastic change to your living room, but this classic look will never go out of style. To avoid a sterile feel to the room, make sure you use different textures in your room to give it a more homely feel, such as cushions or t throws.
You could also choose a colour pallet to accent your room with, making future changes to the room more practical to deal with over the years.
Writing on the wall
Personalising your living space has never been easier with a range of decorative wall quotes, words and letters to choose from. Add words and images to your wall using artistic vinyl graphics, or frame an inspirational or humorous quote to hang as a centre piece. Online retailers such as Not on the High Street or Etsy have some fabulous designs which can instantly transform your surroundings.
Change the dynamics
Change the dynamics of your room by moving around your furniture to create more space and making the most of the changing light conditions throughout the year. You can also do this by changing the position of your radiator or removing a door to create more options whilst deciding where to place your furniture.
Add a splash of colour to your living room whilst also improving your mind and health, by introducing house plants and flowers. This will create a fresh and natural feel to your room, instantly changing the atmosphere and bringing life to your home.