Chances are you spend a lot of time in your living room, so of course you want it to be a space that is comfy, friendly, and a great reflection of you! But every living room eventually reaches a point when it feels slightly dated and you arenâ€™t quite as in love with it as you used to be. So here are a few DIY ways to switch things up without breaking the bank.
Change the Colour Palette
One of the best ways to give new life to a room is by changing the colour palette. Donâ€™t forget that for big pieces of furniture, neutral ones like these leather sofas from Distinctive look great with any colour pairing, so when making an investment try picking out something that will be timeless and still work when youâ€™re ready to change the room. Painting lifeless furniture is a big task, but if youâ€™re stuck with a dated piece itâ€™s a great and inexpensive way to change the feeling of a room dramatically. Take a look at this guide to help you re-paint your wooden furniture if itâ€™s your first time. Another great way to change your furniture is to buy a beautifully patterned wallpaper and cover up any drawers or cupboards in it, just make sure to use a sealant to keep it looking great.
Switch Out Your Artwork
If youâ€™re talented in the arts, it would be an easy and fun project to replace some of your artwork with some homemade pictures instead. If you have children, you could even ask them to draw their own versions of some favourite family photos and hang them on the wall! Even if you arenâ€™t the most artistically talented person, there are lots of cool DIY artwork options that are easy to create, even for those of us who havenâ€™t drawn since we were little. Look to some of these ideas for inspiration, or come up with your own cool way of adding some interest to your walls.
Donâ€™t Ignore the Small Things
Plant pots, frames, and handles on furniture may all seem like details that are too small to make a difference, but itâ€™s the little things that will take a room from average to amazing. Try painting the doorknobs on your entertainment centre with a metallic spray paint, or covering them with a pretty fabric. Repaint your plant pots and frames with new colours or patterns, even try updating your lampshades with stripes of fabric from old clothes for a cool modern look. One of the easiest ways to give your space a new feeling is to recover your decorative sofa pillows. Donâ€™t be afraid to pick up a bold print at the fabric store or even hand dye fabric to create a one-of-a-kind look. Changing these small things wonâ€™t take any time, but will make a big difference in the overall look of your living room.
When youâ€™re looking to add some new life to your living room, donâ€™t be afraid to grab a paintbrush or some old clothes and DIY the pieces you already own. It can be one of the most inexpensive, unique, and rewarding ways to redecorate!