Your living room is an essential gathering space for your family. This room is where you get together for movie nights, board games, and evening conversations. You want a space that’s warm, welcoming, and uniquely suited to those who dwell in your home. Try these tricks to update a stale space and make it intriguing and distinctive.
Craft a Tailored Window Treatment
Your windows frame your view of the world, so make sure you’re delivering a charming one. Bare windows feel stark and cold, but even the simplest window dressing can transform the space. Curtains are a simple DIY project. If you’re new to sewing, simply hem a length of fabric at the bottom and create a pocket at the top to make a basic curtain. If you want something fancier, you can choose from a seemingly endless array of patterns.
You can also update an existing window treatment by adding buttons or other embellishments. Trim the bottom foot from floor-length curtains and sew on a contrasting panel. Update your tiebacks with new ribbons. Even small changes have a big impact.
Create an Accent Wall
Select one wall of your living room to serve as a focal point. Paint it in a dark color or cover it with striking wallpaper. Consider adding bold, eye-catching accents to this area, such as wall decals or wall art. Create a collage of your favorite prints or place large wall stickers that can turn the entire area into a mural. Take a minimalist approach to the other walls in your living room so this single area can attract all the attention with its striking design.
Update Your Throw Pillows
Swap out your throw pillow covers according to the season or your mood. This update is one of the quickest and easiest you can make. Sew your own envelope pillow coverswith just three pieces of fabric. The opening on the back allows you to pull the covers off in an instant when you want a new look or if you need to launder your pillowcases. The hardest part of this project is simply selecting the fabric.
Curate a Cute Collection
Pull together an engaging collection of items that are meaningful to you. If you have a love of giraffes, start scouring thrift stores, art galleries, and craft fairs for pieces featuring these long-necked beauties. Perhaps you’re a bibliophile with a passion for antique Jane Austen novels. Gather several complementary items that suit your collection and create a striking display in your living room. This will give the space a pop of personality that’s unique to your home.
Select a key area, such a mantle place or a centrally located shelf, to display your items. This is a wonderful conversation starter and a guaranteed way to avoid the ripped-from-a-magazine look by making your living room your own.
Update your living room with these easy tasks, and you can quickly create a home that resonates with your family’s own one-of-a-kind personality. Try these quick projects for a new look in no time.
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