When it comes to home decorating, not everyone has either the time or the money to do a whole make over in their living room. But don’t worry. You don’t have to spend a lot of either to get a nice change and pick-up to the look of your room. Here I would share 10 of my favorites to add color to your living room and liven up the decor of your home.
1. Paint one wall:
You will find that you can add a real punch of color by painting just one wall of your living room. This will really change the focal point of the living room without getting into a major decorating project. If your room has a niche, that’s the perfect choice for extra color. You can choose a bold contrasting color picked from a floral fabric or a striped fabric as per your choice. Or a subtle darker than the tone of the other walls. Any change in color will add interest & splash!!!
2. Throw a few pillows around
Nothing adds colors like pillows strategically placed on furniture. Whether you choose solids for floral sofa or chair, or sofa, those simple additions will add comfort and just the right splash of color.
=3. Add a bit of mother nature
Green plants or flowering ones add color, fragrance, personality and just good feelings to the living room. If you really have no time to look after or have no idea about it ask yours nursery or home center to recommend ones that require little or no care. If you are gone from home a lot, settle for some of the wonderful artificial ones in the market. You can find great looking plants, and flowers that only need to be dusted.
4. Add a whimsical lamp:
Even if you have a traditional classic living room, you can add a point of interest by selecting a lamp or shade that is colorful or whimsical. How about using an interesting pot or sculpture? You can have the electrical components installed for a reasonable price at a lamp shop. Then select a shade that’s an interesting shape, and glue trim of fringe, beads or ribbon around the top and bottom to add color.
5. Put some color on the floor:
A colorful throw rug, strategically placed in the front of a chair or under a coffee table can add color and texture to the living room. Do not use the complete flooring colorful. You can choose a contrast color chosen from fabric you are using in the room or look for one with an interesting pattern that tie into the theme of your room.
6. Freshen up chair cushion.
If you have a small chair such as a desk chair or side chair, consider recovering the seat cushion. Fresh color on even this small area will offer interest and bring life to a dressy corner.
7. Reflecting color:
Try placing a large mirror on a bare boring wall. Choose an interesting frame or decorate a piece of mirror with cording or braid. If you have an old frame, consider painting it with a bright color. The mirror will reflect the color from around the room and add light to the space.
8. Get Artsy:
A colorful piece of art placed in a living room not only adds a decorative touch but also introduces color and shapes. You might not be able to use in a larger area. Try framing simple photos with colorful mats and bright frames.
9. Paint the Back of a Book Sheet
A great touch of color and interest can be added by painting a bookshelf with colors. Paint the frame and outside or color and paint the inside of the piece behind the shelves with a contrasting color. You can choose different shades for each shelf if you really want to draw the eye. The color will really help the items on the shelves pep & look important.
10. Smuggle up with a throw
A handmade quilt, knobby woven throw, or cozy, colorful blanket adds interest, when draped over the back or arm of a neutral sofa or chair. Choose a color that accents other piece in the room, as well. And this practical touch can be used for keeping cozy when watching television or reading a book.