5 Ideas For Refreshing Your Living Room

5 Ideas For Refreshing Your Living Room

With the seasons changing, and the hot summer days slowly coming near, everything outside is looking and feeling different to your senses.

Along with the differences outside, maybe it’s time for you to make some changes to your home. Next to improving your kitchen with new appliances, and giving a unique glow to your bathroom with a new set of tiles, the one room that you would probably enjoy breathing new life into the most is your living room.

In this article we are going to present you with 5 ideas how you can make your living room shine.

Go Green

What could be better for giving new life to your living room than embracing greenery? Bring summer inside by implementing indoor plants into your home’s décor.

Next to brining style to your interior, they improve the quality of air in your room throughout the year. It requires little effort to add exotic plants with wonderful flowers and big leaves to your room. These include umbrella trees, palms, banana trees and birds-of-paradise.

One thing that you need to check out first is whether the type of plant that you have chosen will work well for your room’s light conditions. There is a green alternative to plants too – wallpaper, artwork or cushions.

Choose Natural Fibers

In summertime, our senses actively take in the nature around us. We spend a lot of time outdoors and dress lightly, so our senses, particularly the sense of touch, thrive on what is out there for us to feel. The good news is that you can bring this sensation into your home by implementing textures in the form of natural fibers.

It could be a set of stools that is woven out of banana leaves, if you want to feel like you have gone somewhere tropical. If you are looking something similar to the experience of a picnic in the woods, you could place some wicker baskets around. A sisal rug that gives you that rough sensation under your feet might be what you need. All you have to do is be creative.

Pick White Fabrics

White color can do wonders for your living room. It freshens up the interior, and bounces light around the room so that every other texture and color is instantly given life. Its simplicity is what makes it so humble, calm and perfect for every solution you can come up with.

Therefore, the best and easiest way to implementing white color into your interior is to use white fabrics. You don’t need to do any painting to get the same effect this way. Make the best out of big white fabric pieces like sofa slipcovers, or long curtains. Besides adding them to windows, you can create partitions within your room with them.

Change The Scenery

Maybe this summer you won’t have the opportunity to go to an exotic place and spend your time on the hot beach. But you can still bring that feeling into your living room, by incorporating beautiful artwork. Sure, it’s definitely not the same as actually being there. But it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a calming effect, and can’t ignite a spark that will make you go daydreaming.

After all, looking at a picture of a landscape that consists of out a sandy beach, wonderfully clear water, and people enjoying the most out of it, while you are having your favorite drink, is certainly better than starting at a white wall with nothing on it. It will also surely make the entire décor of your room feel complete.

Install The Right Blinds

There is a wide variety of blinds out there to choose from. The first thing that you need to think about is color. Should they make a statement on their own, or match with something else in the room? If your walls have a neutral color, then you might like the idea of choosing a bright and bold style for your blinds.

Then, there is the matter of style. Do you want something minimal that serves its purpose of covering the window, a solution to controlling the light in your room, or something more? Venetian blinds made out of wood are a great choice if you’re looking for something sophisticated. They give you the desired control over the light in the room, and also provide you with privacy. All that you have to do is set the right angle for the slats.

Alternative choices for light control include vertical blinds, roller blinds, or blockout blinds. You get to choose how much summer light you want to come in.

In Summation

Summer is coming near, and it is time for you to freshen up your living room, in order to let some of the summer vibes in, but also to control how much of it fits your liking.

Implementing greenery, white fabrics, natural fibers and artwork, are great ways to feel like summer is in your room. But if you want to protect yourself from too much light and give yourself some needed privacy, invest in stylish blinds that do the job.

Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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