With the exception of artists and designers, most people get few opportunities to express themselves creatively. This can take a toll on our mental health, since self-expression is a hallmark of being human. Fortunately for those in this position, expressing themselves creatively doesn’t necessarily require artistic ability.
Better yet, all it really takes is an opportunity to change, like redoing your home decor. Take this opportunity for change to let your personality shine and manifest itself in the way you revamp your living room. Don’t be afraid to be creative! If bold, bright colors represent you, don’t be afraid to break away from the more safe and traditional color schemes.
Little Changes, Big Differences
Updating your living room need not be a complete redecorating venture. You can employ small changes that can have a big impact. Fun and fabulous area rugs can pull an entire room together and give it a funky, fresh feel; especially if you are going with a bolder, less traditional theme. The right area rug can be an integral part of the room, striking a delicate balance between polished and flamboyant. Finding the perfect rug to accent your furnishings and decor is a budget-friendly option for changing the whole feel of the room without much investment.
Maybe you aren’t ready to unleash the full potential of your creativity in the presentation of your room; that doesn’t mean you can’t flirt with a more understated approach. Another economical change that can utterly transform the feel of an otherwise sedated room is throw pillows. Your decor can have a fresh feeling with accents of playful colors and splashes of excitement by simply adding or changing throw pillows.
How bold and daring you want to be is at your own discretion. If you are struggling to find the perfect pillows to pull it all together why not check out your local fabric store? You don’t have to be a master seamstress in order to create covers for throw pillows and infuse your own artistic flair to your home. Not only will you have exactly what you want, but you will also get to revel in the satisfaction of enjoying something you made yourself!
What better way to breathe new life into an old room than to give it a focal point? If you have a bare wall that leaves your room feeling cold and distant, make this the focus of your room. The possibilities are endless. If you are artistically inclined, you could fill the desolate space with your own artwork. Spending a weekend creating your own unique pieces with canvas and acrylics can not only be therapeutic and relaxing after a busy work week, but it allows you to put your unique stamp in your home.
If the thought of trying to create your own wall art is daunting, fill the space with happy memories instead. Find interesting frames and arrange a collage of photographs. If pictures don’t feel like a good match, frame anything that suits your personality, such as album covers or a hand-scribbled note that you hold dear. Spreading your touch in your own home should be effortless and fun.
You can also change the feel and shape of your room by adding houseplants. Plants offer bright colors and strategically placed larger ones can frame and refocus a room with minimal investment or maintenance.
Regardless of which approach you decide to take to revamp your living room, you should have fun with it. Take the time to consider how changing seemingly insignificant details can make the biggest difference to the feel of your new living room.