While the fashion is constantly changing on designer high streets, it’s also evolving in our homes as we see new interior styling trends fly in and out at the same speed as our favorite fashion brands.
Clothes are expensive, but it’s much easier to change up your wardrobe than it is to modify your living spaces. To keep your home on trend all year round, here are four simple steps to revamping your living room on a budget.
Start with quality basics
Image credit: Kraesten 3 Seater Sofa – Brosa Furniture – http://brosa.com.au/products/kraesten-3-seater-sofa-ash-grey
The perfect sofa for your blank canvas
Like any good wardrobe, you want to have some foundation basics in your living space that will never go out of style. Think a cream or black sofa and a solid coffee table to set up your canvas. Choosing base colors that are relatively simple means you can mix up the additional décor and keep things looking fresh.
Change up your soft furnishings
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Creatively colored cushions and soft furnishings from Arro Home
Cushions and throws are the easiest furnishings in your home to change regularly. Curate a wardrobe of beautiful cushions and blankets, whether you’ve picked up a gorgeous pillow at a Sunday market, or found a stunning throw rug online.
As you collect pieces on your travels, store them away in a linen cupboard, and when you feel like your living space needs a mix up, swap over your cushions or throw rugs and inject a new pop of colour into your home!
Rotate through artwork
As with your cushions and throws, art work is a great way to bring life and personality into a room. You can often find cheap prints online, at homewares stores or even at the market. Don’t worry too much about whether a piece is ‘critically acclaimed’ or an original, if it catches your eye and you love it, go for it!
Trade pieces with friends and family, or have a couple of paintings and prints tucked away in a storage cupboard for when you feel like a quick and simple change of scenery.
Change the lighting
Lighting is one of the easiest ways to shape the mood and feel of a room. If you’re feeling soft and romantic, you can dim the lights. If you want to relax with a glass of wine and a great book, a statement lamp is the way to go.
Candles are the easiest way to change the room, and their scents will bring a whole new feel every time you light up. Mixing up lampshades is another sure-fire way to keep the mood fresh.
Add a statement piece of furniture
Image credit: The Nora Chair – Brosa Furniture – http://brosa.com.au/products/the-nora-chair-choral-blue-print
A simple and chic statement chair to fit any color scheme
This one may be a little less frequent, but choosing a new piece of statement furniture such as a bold armchair or brightly-colored ottoman will ensure your room is always up-to-date and on trend.
Pieces don’t have to be expensive, and you can sell them online or give them away to family or friends when you’re ready to change it up every few years!
Vases, flowers, coffee table books – like these – and photo frames are other simple furnishings that can be mixed and matched regularly to keep your style feeling fresh and up-to-date!
Have you got a simple tip for keeping your living space on trend? Let us know in the comments section below.