6 creative ways to freshen up your living room
No time to read? They told how to update the living room and add a new mood to it
one Change seat upholstery
If you have a pair of discreet beige armchairs in your living room, just reupholster them. The room will immediately begin to look fresh and more well-groomed — over time, any furniture fabric wears out and looks sloppy. In addition, this is a good reason to add bright accents or highlight the soft zone with interesting patterns.
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2 Add moldings or moldings
If the living room already has beautiful decor and stylish furniture, but you still want something new, decorate the walls or ceiling. Pick up plaster moldings in the color of the finish or make it accent. Stucco decor is suitable not only for classical styles. It will fit into modern scandi, add originality to the loft, make the minimalist interior more textured.
If you want something simpler, decorate the walls with moldings. They will dilute the monochromatic finish, highlight wall decor and lamps.
3 Install decorative fireplace
Another interesting way to make the living room cozier is to put a decorative fireplace. The easiest way is to make a drywall portal, and then decorate it in the desired style with paint, imitation brickwork and various overhead elements.
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four Refresh decor on open shelves
To change the perception of the interior, it is enough to update the decor on the open shelves and behind the glass sideboard doors. This will take a minimum of time and effort. Remove all books, photographs, figurines and plants from the shelves, arrange them on the table. Add new decor to them, and put everything that has bothered you into a box.
Perhaps you want a more minimalistic design. Then leave fewer items on the shelf, and let there be gaps between them. Or vice versa — think about what you can add. Seasonal decor looks good: for example, in winter it is garlands, fir branches, cones.
5 paint furniture
Want to make your living room unique? Repaint some of the furniture. Anything can be updated: chairs, a chest of drawers, a TV cabinet, a coffee table, bookshelves, even a battery. The main thing is to choose high-quality paint and a suitable brush, as well as a beautiful shade that will fit into the overall palette. It’s great if the accent color will be repeated in the interior several times.
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6 Put a painting on the wall
You can go further and paint an entire wall. If you want to do it yourself, use paints and a brush. Choose a drawing, draw a contour with a simple pencil — freehand or stenciled. Then carefully paint over the borders and let the paint dry.
If you want something more ambitious, in the style of real street graffiti, it is better to invite an artist who works with spray paints. He will make sure that the drawing is neat and without smudges of paint.
On the cover is the interior of Maria Rozhkova. Photo: Evgeny Gnesin