Guest post- Simple ways to update your living room!
This post is provided by Callum Morton. For many people, the living room is the
most used part of their household. A space for socializing, relaxing and
unwinding, our living rooms can start to look a little bit tired after so much use.
Follow these top tips to easily update your living room in preparation for the
festive season. Include
a rug In an area of the home that experiences a
lot of traffic, chances are that your living room carpet boasts an array of
worn patches, dirty footprints and stains. Replacing your whole carpet can be
expensive – a cost most would like to avoid in the run up to Christmas. A rug can be an easy solution to mask your
carpets imperfections. What is more, the right rug can act as a great interior
design accessory, making a statement and brightening up even the darkest of
living rooms. There are some great statement
rugs available at ScS, like the sparkle rug.
Featuring shimmery fibres, this rug is sure to add a touch of glamour and
Christmas sparkle to your room. Update
your accessories A simple way to easily and affordably update
your living room is by replacing your current accessories. If your cushions are looking a little out
of date, hang onto the actual padding and simply buy some new covers. These are
really cheap to buy, and you can get them in a great range of designs. Combining a mixture of plain and detailed cushions will leave
your couch unrecognizable. Likewise, swapping dusty old lampshades for
modern new designs can instantly update your current lamp. Lick
of paint Replacing all of your living room furniture
can be costly. If your furniture is good quality and in good condition, it
seems irrational to simply get rid of it. There are a number of ways you can
revamp them, transforming them into desirable pieces of stylish
furniture. Scratched, chipped and battered wooden
furniture can leave your living room looking less than fabulous, but a lick of
paint can give them a new lease of life. If light is an issue in your room,
paint your dark furniture a light colour to brighten up the space. Before you
get out the paintbrushes though, start by sanding down all of your furniture to
remove any imperfections to ensure a professional finish.Your furniture will be unrecognizable and a
great addition to your room. There are a number of ways you can prevent your
furniture from falling back into disrepair. Using coasters is an easy way to
prevent any cup marks, while applying a layer of clear protective finish after you have painted will help extend the life of
your newly revamped furniture. By simply following these few simple tips, you will notice visible improvements in your living room.
Welcome to my blog. I am an Interior Decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Married and a mommy to my 9 year old son. Through this blog, I will be sharing my passion for design and my inspirations with you. Occasionally, I will also be showing you my home and some of my clients' decorating projects. I am a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through creativity and smart shopping. Currently, I am offering e-design (online decorating) service at an affordable rate to help you create a home that reflects you, a home that will make you smile every time you walk through the door. Hope you have fun following along. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!
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