Sunday, December 14, 2008

Affordable Livingroom Make Overs

If you want a new look in your livingroom but can’t afford to replace your existing furniture, there are some easy and affordable alternatives to update your living space.

Painting the walls with a new color is always a great place to start. However, if this is not an option, there are other ways to enhance your walls with color and texture. Three dimensional metal wall art is a great way of adding depth and texture to your wall. There are many different designs and colors to choose from, including the very popular contemporary look of copper tiles and copper panels. Wall sconces that hold candles are perfect for adding subtle light and a cozy atmosphere to the room. Mirrors are another way to add light and dimension. A fabric wall tapestry can help add color and texture to a plain wall.

For sofas, loveseats and over stuffed chairs, slipcovers can give you a great new look for a lot less than new furniture. If you like the upholstery on your livingroom furniture and just want to enhance it, try adding some decorative pillows and throws. These accessories come in so many different designs, textures and colors that the possibilities are endless. There are different techniques for arranging and displaying decorative pillows and throws. Have fun experimenting with different looks.

Of course there are many other kinds of home accents and accessories that can help you achieve a new look in your livingroom. Area rugs add color and texture to the floors. A new floor lamp can be decorative as well as functional. Living plants are a natural way to add color and texture while helping the air quality of the room. An indoor fountain gives the calm, soothing sound of running water. Blown art glass makes an excellent conversation piece for a table, shelf or mantel. Candles and decorative candle holders are great for accent lighting, aroma therapy, and for contrasting color.

Updating your livingroom can be affordable and can be done over time if necessary. You can also rotate your home decor and accessories to achieve multiple looks.

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