5 quick fixes for sprucing up your living room

5 quick fixes for sprucing up your living room

Even the busiest apartment dweller can find the time to make these simple changes

We all love the idea of splashing out on some brand new living room décor every once in a while, but for many of us taking days or even weeks to completely redecorate simply isn’t realistic. That’s why we’ve put together this list of five simple, quick and yet surprisingly effective ways to spruce up your living room décor.

Use a lick of paint

I know what you’re thinking: is painting a room really classed as a ‘quick fix’? But we’re not talking about painting your entire living room here; we’re talking about using paint to highlight features and define areas.

This could be something as straightforward as a feature wall or you can use paint to separate a chunk of the room from the rest if there’s an area you use for a different purpose. This is a great option if your dining table is in your living room, or if you have a cosy corner you use as a reading nook. Whatever your reason, a lick of paint is the simplest way to create definition, and it won’t take more than a couple of hours.

Embrace old furniture

You don’t need to spend years waiting for your expensive new furniture to become stylishly distressed through wear and tear over time. Simply find your nearest antique furniture store and get an absolute bargain on some classic pieces that can help you add sophistication to your apartment space. A single chair, lamp or rug could be all it takes to make your living room more interesting to look at.

Swap out your lightshades

Light fixtures have such a huge effect on the feel of a room, and yet we rarely spare them much thought. Changing your lightshades and nothing else can actually be enough to completely change the way your living room looks and feels. Think about the kind of vibe you want to give off and shop accordingly, whether it’s bright and modern or elegant and vintage.

Love it, print it and frame it

Sprucing up your living room can be something as simple as adding a few new decorations to your walls. Wall art brings a room together, add interest and truly makes it feel like your home. You don’t even have to buy expensive artworks either, just find high quality images you like online, print them and frame them in a style that complements them. Your living room will be full of beautiful artworks in no time.

Show off with soft furnishings

When all else fails, soft furnishings can quickly and easily make your living room feel brand new. Splash out on some new cushions and throws and perhaps even a jazzy new rug to give your living room a new lease of life. Find colours and patterns which complement both the space and each other, and reflect your style and tastes.

You can’t get much simpler than throwing a few cushions around, and the end result is surprisingly effective. With no paint and no moving furniture involved, this truly is the quickest of quick fixes for your living room.

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