Looking for some changes in life? How about sprucing up your living room using these inexpensive ways? They can give your space a fresh new look without costing a hole in your pocket! And when you get bored of the space, you can easily style your space again with these tips!
Walls of memories
Photo walls are not just an easy way to create a focal point in your living room, it is great for showcasing your favourite photos, artwork or quotes. Reminisce about that funny moment when you went to the zoo or seeing that beautiful sunset in Paris last year. It is also a super inexpensive way to furnish a blank wall. Print out your pictures in various sizes and frame them up. To play it safe, pick frames with different sizes but in the same color. It helps if images to be printed are of the same tone as well. For example, printing artworks and pictures in grey tones.
Place mirrors for an added touch of opulence in the living room. Mirrors can reflect light, brightening up your space. It can also help to make your living room look more spacious. Adding a mirror in Singapore certainly does not only beautify the room, it beautifies the person in the space as well! Don’t deny it, you always groom yourself when you see yourself in the mirror too, right?
A clock doesn’t just tell time, they are great as a statement piece as well! Go for those large vintage pieces, or these industrial clocks with exposed gears by Wihardja to complete that look to your living room. The clock is ticking, time to get your hands on one of these lovely pieces!
Do you enjoy collecting unique plates? Instead of keeping them in the darkness of your kitchen cabinet, display your collection on any blank wall in your living room! Don’t be shy, show them what a fanatic you are about plates and be proud to show it off! Or you could arrange it around a photo frame too!
Coat of paint
Is your coffee table looking slightly worn out with the paints peeling off from the corners? Choose a color to match it with your living room and give a fresh coat of paint over it! To take things up a notch, try using painter’s tape (or just plain old masking tape to do the trick) to create clean straight lines. If stripes pattern is not your thing, experiment and see if you can create other interesting patterns! Chevrons pattern has been a hot favourite lately, so why not try your hand on recreating that ‘v’ pattern if you’re a fan of it as well!
Throw in a few cushions with some prints to give your living room that modern and chic feel. Or cushions with texture for that Scandinavian look. Placing cushions will also soften up your space, making it look more inviting. See how cushions are used cleverly to add a pop of yellow into the living room, making the space more vibrant but not overbearing at the same time.
If you have a coffee table, try spicing things up by adding home decorative pieces such as trays with a few display pieces on it. You can change your display according to seasons as well! Isn’t that slice of wood topped with pine cones perfect for Christmas? If you do not have a coffee table, invest in one as it can a statement piece in your living room. If you have limited space, opt for a bedside table inside of a coffee table!
Open TV console? Your living room may look neat with all the items stored nicely using the TV console, but with the open-concept style, it will still look messy and cluttered. Hide all these items away using storage organizers. For a more cost-efficient way, use a piece of fabric to make curtains in place of the storage organizers so you can hide the clutter! It is also a more convenient way to get your things. Lift up the curtain and you will be able to see all your items at one glance.
Sofa looking old? Instead of replacing your sofa with a new one, cover it up with a nice throw. Add some texture and color to the space while you’re at it. Faux fur throw for instance, can add that luxurious feel to your space.
Add some indoor plants in the corner of the room. It’s also perfect if you’re looking to add some pop of green! They also act as inexpensive air filter, providing fresh air in your living space. Some plants which are found easily in Singapore includes – Snake plant, Dracaena Warneckii, and Areca Palm, just to name a few. The air in Singapore is still pretty clean, but toxins indoor can be produced by cleaning products, pesticides etc. If you’re facing haze or concern with the toxins in the air, Areca Palm is the best option. On a side note, thank God there seems to be no concern with haze in Singapore this year!
Got to love this tip the most because it’s absolutely free! Rearrange your furniture and be amazed by how it can totally transform the space without spending a dime. If you are limited by the space of your living room and can’t do much change to the layout of the furniture, try playing with the display items instead.
Let the natural light in to brighten up the space! If the sun is shining through the windows, consider adding some sheer curtains to block out the harsh light.
One misconception about living in a small space is things have to be small as well! Instead of choosing a few pieces of small furniture and squeezing them into a space, choose one large piece of furniture or an artwork. This will create the illusion of a big space. Another plus point of choosing a big artwork to furnish the living room is that it can fill up the wall by itself! Save yourself the worry of having to match different furniture or display pieces. It also saves costs if you purchase one piece of large sofa instead of a sofa set. For artworks, buy a canvas and create your very own piece instead of purchasing!
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