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10 Tips For a More Modern Living Room


Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Friday, January 25, 2019

1. Paint

We say it so much because its true: nothing transforms a room easier, more completely, and more affordably than a fresh new paint color. In a small space, use an airy modern color like Revere Pewter from Benjamin Moore. See more hot paint colors here.

2. Swap out those accessories

A simple update of a few knickknacks around the room can breathe new life into a space. Its also a good place to try out new trends, since accessories tend to be some of the least expensive items in your space and are easy to move around - and move out when you tire of them.

3. Go seasonal

Its easy to keep your home up to date all year long by going with seasonal deacute;cor. In your living room, introduce some beach chic for summer with a bowl full of shells and a sand-colored rug or a unique DIY vignette.

In the fall, bring in autumnal colors with candles and throw pillows; for winter, a ruddy throw and some holiday-inspired deacute;cor can grace your mantle. In the spring, citrus colors reign.

4. Dont sweep it under the rug

Whether your rug is dingy and dirty, super outdated, or just plain blah, a new one can liven up a space with little effort and little cost.

For as little as 100-200 try IKEA, Target, World Market, or Costco, you can transform the look of the room, introduce a new color, and take a boring room and make it more colorful and interesting.

5. Ditch the dusty frames

If your sofa table looks like a picture frame display at a home goods store, its time to pare it down. Pick a few key faves or create a gallery wall to free up space on flat surfaces for more updated arrangements of cherished treasures, accessories, and fresh flowers.

6. Paper it

It wasnt all that long ago that we were covering every surface in wallpaper we still have nightmares of a velvet flocked hallway. Over the last few years, its seen an insurgence, and todays patterns and textures offer a great opportunity to make an impact. If youre afraid of taking the leap, do one key wall or a small space.

Still timid? Try a product like Targets Devine Wallpaper, which is repositional, so when youre over it, you just peel it off and toss it.

7. Hang some drapes

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8. Throw a pillow at it

Pillows are the other easy fix we like to harp on. Theyre easy to find and easy on the budget, they allow you to layer multiple colors, patterns, and textures, and you can change them out on a whim. Plus, the right pillows can help a nice couch like nicer or deflect attention away from a tired one were lookin at you, big brown sectional in a certain living room.

9. Light it up

A dim room can be romantic, yes, but for those times when you actually want to see, good lighting is key. If you already have an overhead fixture, you can bounce light around the room with table lamps and wall sconces.

Not keen to deal with wiring to hang something on the wall? Try a battery-operated sconce like this LED version from Home Depot.

10. Rearrange it

Sometimes, freshening up your space is as easy as moving stuff around. You may be surprised how much better your room can look with a new furniture arrangement. The keys are creating balance in the space and setting up areas for conversation. Get some more tips here.



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