After a year of spending more time at home than ever before, you could be forgiven for feeling like your living space is looking a little tired. While in normal circumstances, it might still be seeming as fresh as a daisy and as fabulous as ever, as the saying goes – too much of anything can never be a good thing. So, if you’ve grown restless with looking at the same four walls and the same statement pieces of furniture day in, day out, then it might just be time for a change.
If you’ve already spent a sizable amount on creating the perfect luxury living space, then it’s normal to feel frustrated with tiring of it so soon, but give yourself some credit, because you’re only human. The good news is that it couldn’t be easier to breathe a little life into it with a few simple tweaks, restoring it back to its former glamorous glory in no-time.
From changing up your colour scheme to reupholstering your furniture, here, we take a look at some of the easiest ways to refresh your space.
Upgrade your antique furniture
Antique furniture is supposed to look old; that’s all part of its charm. But there’s a difference between looking stylishly aged, and bursting or ripping at the seams. If your statement chaise-lounge or other choice of seating is looking a little past its best, then reupholstering it can make for an easy way to bring it back to its best. If it’s not feeling quite as comfortable as it once was, or the filling is no longer smooth, then first, invest in some upholstery foam squares – then, you can have a designer make up an identical material with which to cover them, or throw caution to the wind and choose something entirely new.
Change up your colour scheme
One of the simplest ways to revamp your living space is with a lick of paint, and switching up your colour scheme can work wonders when it comes to changing the overall mood and feel. Bored with the stark, minimalistic look? Opt for a warmer neutral and select a deeper, richer shade for a statement wall to create a cosy atmosphere that you can accentuate with dim lighting. Worried your living space feels too dark? Then lighten it up a bit instead with whites and creams and add a few house plants for a thoroughly modern, bright and airy feel.
If, on the other hand, you’re happy with your overall colour scheme, then adding some new accessories or statement pieces of art can make an impact in just seconds. If your lounge is feeling cluttered, then clear out anything that doesn’t need to be in there first to ensure that any stand-out pieces you choose will be free to do the talking. The key to successful accessorising is understanding that less is always more – and a simple abstract original hanging on the wall, a bold new rug or a spectacular free-standing floor lamp can add drama without creating overwhelm.
The bottom line
Making over your lounge or living space doesn’t have to be a huge job, and these three tweaks will transform it in anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Styling your home doesn’t have to feel like a chore and if you let yourself, you might just enjoy it. So, if impressing your summer guests is the goal, then now is the perfect time to start – you’ll be finished just in time for the weekend.