After all the holiday decor is down, it feels like the perfect time to refresh your living room! Today we have another Project Design: Living Room Refresh with Cindy, Annie, and some top-notch decorators…so lots of good advice to give your living room a lift! Be sure to follow their links at the end of the post.
If you are new here, I would encourage you to discover and be true to your style! Mine is influenced by the French architecture of our 100-year-old apartment here in San Francisco and my love of comfortable traditional furnishings with a collected vintage and global feel.
Ten Ways To Refresh Your Living Room
1. Throw Pillows
New throw pillows or even just larger inserts for your pillows to plump them up can give you a quick lift. I like Interior Linens (buy the actual size) or if I buy from places like CB2, I will buy say a 24″ insert for a 22″ cover. Check out pillow cover sources on Etsy such as Pop O’Color and OneAffirmation.
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Update your lighting with new fixtures or just change the lampshades with new shapes like a drum or rectangle. After adding this new floor lamp, I brought in a different lamp from another room (shop your home first). If the lamp seems a bit short, place books underneath it.
3. Coffee Table
Remove everything from your coffee table. Clean/wax it. Then, style it with fresh flowers and by shopping your home for accessories like books, a tray, a candle, or a box.
Clean and/or flip your sofa seat cushions.
5. Fresh Elements
Bring the outside in with branches from your garden or fresh fruit in a bowl. Above is a “new” vintage oil painting that I just bought on E-bay for $30. It reminds me of where we walk the dogs near my sister’s house in San Diego. The other painting I bought at a Paris flea market.
6. Coordinating Accessories
Exchange lots of small photo frames on surfaces for fewer, larger coordinating 8 x 10″ and 5 x 7″ frames.
7. Reduce Clutter
Corral clutter by grouping collections together and storing some. Trays are good, too!
8. Throw Blankets
9. Change Hardware
10. Add Indoor Plants
Pick up hearty houseplants to clean the air and add a pop of green.
Now let’s get some more inspiration…