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How to instantly update your living room this weekend

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Paint a feature wall

With the living room being one of the most used rooms in the house, the space can easily become tired out and looking a little lacklustre. As we say goodbye to long summer days and welcome the comforting darkness of winter, what better time to update your living room ready for the cosy days to come? Here’s how to instantly update your living room this weekend.

By introducing new textures and adding a few stylish living room accessories to your life, you can instantly update your space and, most importantly, still have the time spare to enjoy it. Here are my top tips:

 

Paint a feature wall

Paint a feature wall

This trend has been around for a while, and it’s easy to see why. Choose a colour that complements your furniture and one that also inspires instant happiness everytime you look at it. You just can’t go wrong with the selection of stylish paints from Farrow & Ball. Their range of neutral colours, from Mouse’s Back to Bone is second to none and makes updating one wall a less daunting affair.

Invest in throws and cushion covers

Give your sofa and seating area an instant facelift by investing in a luxurious throw. This mohair style will add texture and cosiness – you’ll be fighting over it to keep cold toes toasty as you settle down on the sofa this season. Printed cushion covers like these from MADE.com are another affordable way to achieve the same snug and textured effect.

invest in throws and cushions

Choose a new rug

In our opinion, you just cannot beat the comfort and cosiness of a nice big rug. In a well-loved living room, rugs can quickly become a bit scruffy and overlooked. By replacing your love-worn style with a new one this season you will instantly lift the room. A little known treasure trove of toe-warming rugs resides at Argos, where both contemporary and vintage-inspired styles are ripe for the picking.

Choose a new rug

Pot some house plants

It’s amazing how a shot of leafy greenery can instantly revive a tired space or forgotten corner. Be effortlessly on-trend and choose from the resurgence of some 70s-style classics when it comes to your plants. Spider plants and Swiss cheese plants are types that even the least green-fingered owners will be able to look after; they require little upkeep and don’t shed their leaves easily, meaning you won’t have to worry about extra hoovering. Homebase has a wide range of indoor plants and going to choose them at the weekend with always puts a smile on my face. Plant them in simple gold pots to add 70s glamour to your room. H&M Home have a stylish and affordable range to choose from; this metallic style is currently a the top of our wishlist.

So what’s stopping you? With so many simple and affordable ways to effortlessly update your living room, it’s time to get excited about being at home again. Take these simple tips to heart and your living space could be transformed by the end of the weekend.

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Comments to How to instantly update your living room this weekend

  • I am loving that poof – my front room desperately needs decorating but I am lacking in motivation!!

    Kara 10th October 2017 3:56 pm Reply
    • I loved it too!!

      Nadine Hill 12th October 2017 9:31 am Reply
  • Nice ideas, which I’ll have to bear in mind when I’m decorating my living room next year. I’m a big rug fan too and definitely like the idea of a nice feature wall.

    Laura 10th October 2017 6:36 pm Reply
    • I’m planning a redecorate next year too!

      Nadine Hill 12th October 2017 9:31 am Reply
  • OK so first of all I need to clear my living room so that any of these changes will make a difference, then I love them all!

    Fiona Cambouropoulos 10th October 2017 10:48 pm Reply
    • haha hope you get sorted!

      Nadine Hill 12th October 2017 9:32 am Reply

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