When you welcome visitors into your home, the first room they’re invited into is your living room. It’s not only a room that has to provide you with comfort, it’s also the room that has to impress. It can be quite a job to pair practicality with the height of fashion, but there are lots of creative ideas out there for giving your room a splash of style. Take a look at some of these ideas if you’re bored at looking at your current living room.
Bring Nature In
Now that the Spring months have arrived and Summer is approaching, it’s nice to bring a bit of nature inside. It’s hard not to enjoy a day in the sun but when the day is over, it’s easy to miss the outdoors as your sat in your living room. Fortunately, there are lots of ideas for a creating a more natural environment, one of them being wooden baskets. They’re perfect for displaying things like fruit, acorns or even some glitter balls. There’s also lots to do with wooden pallets or you can pick yourself some wild flowers.
Painted Glass Vases
If ever there was time for bright pastel colours, it’s now. Collecting some old glass vases or jars and painting them with different colours can really brighten up the room. You can use them to hold flowers or just use them as accessories in the room or centre pieces on your dining table. You could even use wallpaper to decorate glass so you have mixed patterns around the home. You’ll find ideas at wallpaperink.co.uk.
DIY Wall Art
Who doesn’t want something bespoke in their living room? It’s a chance for visitors to comment and for you to tell the story. Bespoke pieces tell your visitors about your personality. There are lots of options when it comes to DIY wall art. Perhaps you could get yourself a canvas and paint and have a go at creating your own masterpiece. If you’re not artistic, why not try putting your favourite quotes, poems or song lyrics on the wall. Choose something that speaks to you and you’re proud to display.
Texture and patterns are really in style right now. The great thing about having a textured cushion, is that it looks good against your sofa and it’s ideal for napping on. There are lots of different textures to choose from, like knitted wool, velvet and soft cotton. Choose patterns that fit in with the theme of the room and you’ll find that your new cushions really enhance the overall look.
Rope Rugs aren’t just stylish, they’re comfortable too. If it’s something you have to walk on or your children play on, you want it to be soft and durable. It’s the perfect combination for a family home. You can make your own rope rug too. It does take some time but it’s worth it when you see the finished product. It’s affordable and you’re left with something that gives your room the wow factor.