These Quick and Easy Ways to Refresh Your Living Room are fun and make a cheerful difference in the way your space feels and looks! If you do any of them you will get immediate gratification!
It’s a ton of fun to mix things up a bit… so we have a variety of ideas… some are extremely budget friendly and some will cost a little it more. In the end… there are no projects that are longer than a day and some are 30 minutes! All of them however will add that little something special you have been looking for! If you like this… I think we will do a series on how to Refresh all the Spaces in your Home… stay tuned!
A Focal Wall brings a totally new feel into your space! They eye is immediately drawn to it… so why not add one to your room! It can be as simple as your favorite color paint… or a paint treatment… maybe paneling… a mural… wallpaper… removable wallpaper. The possibilities are endless.
Removable Wallpaper – Factory4me
I love the use of removable wallpaper. That way you can get a little crazier… a bit more creative with no fear because it is easily removed for your next idea… then there is the flip side of the coin and that is you fall hopelessly in love! One way or another… it is a quick… easy and dynamic way to freshen up your Living Room in a Snap! You can find amazing Removable and Regular Wallpapers on Etsy. I am trying to feature some of the great Etsy Sellers to support Small Businesses… Self Employed and Artists out there. The links are NOT affiliates… I just truly want to lend them my support!
Painted Wall – Ideal Home
The quickest…easiest and most budget friendly way to create an accent wall is with a can of your favorite paint. Pick a wall and paint it… VOILA … instant change with a WOW factor! We will explore more Feature Walls SOON!
Single Rugs… Double Rugs and more have a way to uniting a room perfectly! It’s as easy as finding the ones you love… placing them down and ENJOY!
Bringing a Room Together – Style by Emily Henderson
A simple rug brings this entire space together perfectly and it also adds that perfect touch of coziness and warmth!
Double Rug – The House Of Silver Lining
If you think I single rug can add character… you have to try the layered look! These two neutral rugs bring out the best in each other and the best of the space!
These simple little accessories carry a big punch in decorating a room. An easy addition that can make all the difference!
Adding Texture with Pillows – The Home Mind
Throw Pillows can add so much to your Living Room… a group of them on the Sofa… Chair… Love Seat and more! The best thing is is that you can change them up in a snap and rotate your collection for the look you desire. These are really gorgeous… just sharing the goodness of homemade!
How to Style Your Throw Pillows – Studio McGee
Here’s some help from the very best! Come and get all these stylizing ideas and make your Throw Pillows do all the Refresh work they can for you!
Adding new artwork to the walls can make all the difference. You can set the mood… the tone… the color palette and much much more! Opt for prints… Free Printables or Original Art. The choice is all yours!
Contemporary Look – Contemp Canvas
I found this Etsy Shop and wanted to share… they have large Cityscapes that have a ton of impact and go fabulously with the Modern Farmhouse…Industrial Home Decor Look! I love how they displayed it. By adding a floating shelf it makes displaying new art super simple and so easy to get your placement perfect!
Abstract Textured Art – My Move
How about a canvas with texture… this one makes such an impact in the room and once again it is on a floating shelf where you can enhance the look with complimentary pieces!
Botanical Art – Bless’er House
Lauren is sharing her hanging trick which you might find really helpful… plus she is sharing this set of 6 free printable… this could be the style you are looking for for over your sofa! Keep a keen eye out there… you just might be able to find what you are looking for for free!
A Gallery Wall can be a collection of just about anything at all. From a collection of Artwork… Sketches… Photographs… Prints… Pictures… Plates… Hats and BEYOND! When they are framed just right and placed on the wall with style and grace… there is nothing more enjoyable to behold! You can make a real statement! It’s an opportunity to mix and match all kinds of things that you love and put them all together to form your own mini masterpiece… the possibilities are truly unlimited! We are just featuring a few ideas… but we will be pursuing this toping much deeper in the near future!
A Collection of Botanical Prints – Pottery Barn
Here is a great idea that will add so much personality to your space! You can use pictures that you have… prints… free printable and more to form a beautiful wall! See what I mean when I talk about possibilities! You can take flowers as a subject… dogs… cats… architectural pieces… lighthouses… landscapes… well you get the “picture”… let your imagination run wild!
Black & White Gallery Wall – The Crafted Sparrow
Here’s what can happen when you gather some of your favorite items and put them together with love! Is your mind buzzing with all kinds of ideas right now???
Nautical Wall Gallery – The Lettered Cottage
Loving this Gallery Wall … filled with all things Nautical and Coastal. You have to drop by and see how it was created with special little tips on how to layer things and make the entire space so very beautiful and interesting. Great Ideas! What a way to REFRESH!!!
Mix Vintage with Modern
There is nothing wrong and everything right with mixing a bit of the old with the new… so how about adding a Vintage piece to your space and mix it up big time!
Old and New… the perfect Mix – Orphans With Make-up
A new Modern plants stand and other modern furniture blends seamlessly with a Vintage Armoire! Just think of all the possibilities this presents in your Living Room space. How about an old chest turned into a Coffee Table and the list goes on!
Seamless Combination of Retro and New – Style by Emily Henderson
One of the Oh Joy’s Studios is still one of my favorites that shows how retro and new go together and how much impact artwork and a gallery wall have on a room… not to mention the power of the rug… pillows and more! The most friendly and fun space was created here … come see how it all came together! Can you believe that the rug was a Flea Market find for $100!!!!
Add Extra Workspace
With the Pandemic so many people are working from home and have no place to work… you will be surprised how you can nab yourself a workspace with not too much room!
Tuck a Desk Behind Your Sofa – Modsy
Have you thought of putting a thin desk in the back of your sofa? It’s an awesome place to gain an office space! Looks cool too!
Window Perfection – Style by Emily Henderson
Do you have a window with nothing in front of it in your Living Room? Or maybe you have a buffet or console there? How about changing it up with a fab desk and chair! A great look and it gives you a primo place to work! I am actually doing this next week in my Living Room. I want to get out of my office/studio a bit… so I am putting a desk in the Living Room which has a view of the entire block. A little entertainment while I work or does that make me a nosey neighbor??? hmmm lol!
How To Make An early Spring Vignette – StoneGable Blog
Yvonne is going to show you how you can add a fabulous Refresh to your living space! Create a Vignette! Perfect for the Coffee Table… Buffet… Shelf and more! So easy… quick and budget friendly. I find shopping your home when doing a vignette very helpful to keep costs down!
Bringing the outside in is a huge trend this year… so why not refresh your Living Room with some pretty greenery! From Trees to Plants!
Heart Topiary – Craftberry Bush
Lucy is going to show yo how to make this sweet little Topiary that will look amazing in your space… place it on the Mantel… Shelf… Coffee Table and more! Get the DIY and have fun!
Monstera Fern – West Elm
Monstera Ferns are hugely popular… but if you are black of thumb… remember… Faux is always a great way to go! They other plus about faux is that there are many plants you can’t have when you have dogs and cats… but you can always add the faux plants in between! These ferns command you to take notice of them and are truly a great way to refresh your space.
Fresh Flowers – Craftberry Bush
Lucy is back and this time she is showing you how to create a beautiful Floral Arrangement that deserves the best space in the house. Talk about adding freshness… you can NEVER go wrong with fresh BLOOMS!
Bring in all different unique items that will give you space a brand new Look!
Liz Marie Favorite Things – Liz Marie
Just look at what Liz Marie has done here! She added Greenery… unique planters… A fabulous throw… a bold throw pillow … a light and airy slipcover and all together they give this area a whole new fresh and clean look. It’s like putting pearls on with that cute little black dress! Liz is a Queen at this so be sure to have a look through her blog.
Add a Medallion to your Overhead Lightening
Adding a Medallion to the ceiling lighting can make a huge different! It will give the ceiling space a totally new look! You can go ornate… modern… traditional and everywhere in between! There are all kinds of Medallions at Home Depot and other Hardware Stores. Check them out and you might find just what your light needs!
Ornate Medallion – Home Depot
Give you light a great new look with this fabulous medallion or one like it. A great light refresh and so much drama!
A great way to add extra space where someone can get away while everyone is still in the same room is a Reading Nook! A great addition to any Living Room and so easy to put together… A Chair… Small Table… Light and some accessories! EZ PZ!
Filling Corners – Apartment Therapy
You would be surprised where you can create your own tranquil Reading Nook. I bet you never even thought of placing one in the corner where that Slide Glass Door is? Well look how incredible it can be and you have a few and plenty of light for your reading. I adore this one and it’s style. Who wouldn’t want to read their latest favorite magazine with a cup of their favorite brew in this Nook???
A Mirror or Mirrors are a great way to refresh your space. They bring more light into the room… plus they truly make the space look bigger and prettier!
Add Mirror – Liz Marie
Add a beautiful large mirror in back of a chair and maybe a tree or plant and it automatically duplicates itself giving a light an airy feeling! Very simple and so fabulous!
Other Quick and Easy Ways To Refresh Your Living Room:
New Blanket or Throw
New Piece of Furniture
Paint your molding
New Light Switch and Socket Covers
The list is endless… ENJOY
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Written by: Andrea R. Cammarata