Between you and me, have you been feeling recently that your living room is looking a little lacklustre? Do you walk into the space and then instantly turn around because you just don’t want to be in there? Is it drab? Boring? Outdated? Or just unwelcoming?
Whatever the reason, there is no better time to take action and make some decisions about your living room decor than in spring, just before summer. As this joyful, rejuvenating time of year approaches, then you are likely going to want your home to reflect this theme, and the living room is the ultimate space in your abode to sit and enjoy bright, natural light and the fresh spring breeze. Or, at least it should be.
If you’re looking to make a difference in your home and get prepared for the upcoming months, then here are three ways to update your living room this spring.
1. Paint or wallpaper the walls in a more welcoming hue
Colour theory is a dominant trend in home design as it is proven that the colours you see on a daily basis massively impact your mood and your brain chemistry. You have probably noticed how the way a space is designed can affect your mood. When you walk into specific spaces that you almost instantly feel happier or more relaxed; the same is true for other rooms or buildings that make you feel cramped or uncomfortable.
Generally, the living room is where families and friends spend a lot of time with each other, which means that you want to have a wall colour that feels fresh, happy, and vibrant.
If your living room is on the smaller side, then you want to make sure that you are choosing a colour that makes the place seem more significant (Yay optical illusions!).
Light colours make a living room look more substantial and also more welcoming, whereas dark colours tend to make it look smaller and less open.
For both of these reasons, the best colours for a living room include soft tones of off-white and blue and green. To really make your living room feel open, opt to paint the wall trim and mouldings in a lighter colour than your walls. More optical illusions!
2. Invest in some new accent pieces
The easiest way to update your living room this spring is by investing in some new accent pieces. These can range from a more spring-appropriate patterned throw pillow, some curtains in extra light and breathable fabrics to keep the room airy and bright, or vases of fresh flowers or potted houseplants that instantly add pops of colour and sweet scents throughout the space.
The best thing about accent pieces is that you can make these adjustments in your home no matter what your budget is, and you can try out a few different styles and looks. Plus, if you switch up the accent pieces each season, you can bring them out each year, as you are most likely not going to be bored of them at that point.
Plus, can you really ever have too many vases of fresh flowers?
3. Mount your TV
Mounting your TV is the perfect way to turn your living room into something that is more akin to a magazine-style room than a hodgepodge of belongings. The fact of the matter is that by mounting your tv on the wall, you are guaranteeing that people will be able to see the screen no matter where they are sitting in the room (well, as long as you position it correctly), but that it isn’t taking up space that you can’t afford to waste.
If you aren’t sure how to install a TV wall mount, the best advice to take is that you should absolutely not do it yourself. It is more complicated to get that television up on the wall than you may currently think. What with the wires that need to be in place, the TV antenna that needs to be connected, the speakers that have to be distributed appropriately, and the fact that most walls aren’t strong enough to keep it held up just with a wall mount, it is plain to see that there are just so many factors to consider for a successful setup.
In other words, don’t ruin your living room by trying to improve it yourself this spring! Simply call a professional and get the job done efficiently and safely. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your updated living room.
Are you considering doing any of these small updates in your living room this late spring? Or do you have some other ideas? Let us know your home decor plans in the comments below! You never know who else you may inspire!