Dressing up your living room with living room furniture is an interesting task – the fun part definitely lies in choosing the most creative pieces to make the room stand out and look unique.
There are many new ideas that savvy interior designers are adopting to make living rooms look better. It just takes a few twists here and there to come up with a totally creative look without having to spend so much!
Work with What You Already Have
First, it pays to see what you have at the moment. You want this to be a fun endeavor without necessarily having to be expensive, so take stock of what living room furniture you have at the moment. Check your attic or basement for interesting pieces that you have not yet brought out, or see if there are some pieces that you could rework to make it look even better.
One popular method of adding a new twist to furniture in the living room is to reupholster couches in different ways. If you have relatively clean lines in your living room (read: designs are mostly plain, not too busy and no wild pieces here and there – a relatively Spartan look and feel). To add a bit of feisty fun in your living room, reupholster an old sofa in white fabric and then get the kids together for a bit of coloring fun. Bring out the paints and the permanent markers and get them to draw crazy designs in every inch of the newly upholstered couch!
The busy little drawings will look very good once they have been completed, and you can “seal in” the design with a protective coating of varnish. It can even be an heirloom piece! Many new designers are doing this method and pieces have been selling like crazy, so it’s high time that you do it in your home as well.
Flea Market Finds
The marriage between contemporary and vintage is also all the rage in today’s trends for living room furniture. Again, take a clean sweep of your living room and edit places where you can put interesting trinkets. It is best if you can juxtapose these with modern fixtures. For example, if you have a sleek light wood coffee table, add an interesting twist by putting a series of vintage jars in the middle.
If you have an office-y type of side table, inject a bit of personality with a vintage Tiffany-esque lamp you scored at a flea market. The nice thing about this is that the pieces you buy will cost very cheap since they are flea market finds. A little bit of dusting and cleaning and they will look spic and span and very much at home in your living room.
So there you have it – interesting new ideas that are very easy to execute and great for low budgets. It packs a mean punch and uplifts the entire look and feel of your living room for so little effort, there is practically no excuse not to try it!