Make your living room stand out this summer with some of our favorite decorating ideas!
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Take the time to decorate your living room this summer! We scoured the internet for some of the best and cheapest ways to give your living room a whole new look in a weekend!
Use the greenery and house plants
You will be amazed at the difference a beautiful plant and brand new pot can make in your space! Some of our most popular indoor plants are pothos, yucca, aloe, Christmas cactus, snake plant and the schefflera because they are super easy to care for and also look so exotic and beautiful. Don't overlook the pot you're placing your plant in. Go to your local decorating store or garden center and find a nice painted pot that will stand out and serve as a decorative piece in your living room. My mom managed to find some lovely large blue glazed pots in Home Goods that we still look at in awe to this day because they are so stunning and instantly make any room look glamorous.
Hang up some artwork
A beautiful work of art can do wonders for your living room. If you are on a budget, consider ordering art prints online. All you have to do is choose your design, poster size and order! Then find a nice frame for your art print and hang it on your wall. You will be amazed at the difference a beautiful piece of art can make in your space. One of my favorite ways to associate my decoration with my artwork is to pick shades of color from the artwork and use those colors for my pillows, carpets, lampshades, and blankets.
Buy some new pillowcases
Sometimes we just need some fresh new pillows with an eye-catching design to give our living room a whole new look! Pillow cases are so affordable these days that you can even find them online for up to three dollars a piece! Some popular prints today are our geometry, banana leaf, cactus print and also animal print.
A fresh coat of paint
Many of us tend to overlook the fresh paint that can be done on our rooms. Sometimes it's all we need to make our rooms look bigger, brighter, and refreshed for the summer season! If you've had a dark living room that looked small, drab, and boring until now, it's time to change things up! Popular shades this season are off-whites and creams, paired with matching furniture. Think earth tones and bring outdoor shades into the house.
Buy a new carpet
Carpets are an important part of decorating our living room. They make our rooms cozy, add color and connect a room. One of the most important things to consider when buying a new carpet is size. If a rug is too small for your room, it can make the entire room feel smaller, cluttered, and not put together. Ideally, all furniture should sit on the carpet. This means that you should buy a carpet that is much larger than the space between the sofa and the TV. As a rule of thumb, there should be about 10 to 20 inches of flooring between the edges of the carpet and the walls of your room.
Are you ready to give your living room a whole new look this summer? Follow our tips and let us know in the comments below what your favorite renovation idea is!