Have you been looking around your lounge room and feeling like it could do with an over-haul? Perhaps, it’s time to make a few upgrades which will not only improve the look of the room, but also the comfort and feel of the space. Before you go tearing the room apart, or spending a fortune on new items, this post explains following effective recommendations for upgrading your lounge.
Consider Changing the Paint Color
One of the most dramatic changes you can make in a room is to change the paint color. Paint can totally change the feel, tone, and atmosphere in the room. Additionally, because it’s relatively inexpensive, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
As you search through various paint colors, be wary of the undertone. Undertones can be cool or warm. The cooler undertones tend to work best with modern décor, while warm undertones tend to work well with more traditional and classic design.
Move the Furniture Around
Often people are quick to assume that they need new furniture in order to upgrade their lounge room, when it may just be that you need to play around a bit with the placement. Proper placement of furniture can make all the difference in the world.
Ideally, you want to create a space that is great for conversation, meaning the seating faces each other. You don’t want to be stacking all the big pieces on one wall, instead move them around and create a more comfortable and natural flow.
Speaking of flow, it should also be easy to move around the room without having to shimmy or snake between furniture. Another tip to keep in mind is that people tend to feel the most comfortable when they are facing the entrance of the room.
Accessorize the Space
When you put together an outfit, the final piece is always the accessories. The accessories truly complete the look and help to tie everything together. When decorating your lounge room, you can use this same train of thought by accessorizing the space with decor pieces.
Pillows are a wonderful way to accessorize the space. You can pick various textures, patterns, and colors that work to tie all the elements in the room together. Pillows also add that comfort factor on a couch or chair that just make the furniture look a great deal more inviting. One tip is not go overboard in making the pillows too “uniformed”. There is nothing wrong with mixing and matching different sizes, shapes, textures, and colors as long as the colors are all in the same color palette or are contrasting colors that balance out the furniture.
Other accessories that offer maximum impact include plush throws for a luxurious feel, wall hangings and pictures, mirrors, and lamps (floor or table).
Take a Look at the Flooring
Another area that may require attention is the flooring. If you can’t afford to change the flooring, you can always look at an area rug instead. Area rugs can be used over tired and old hardwood, outdated laminate, and even over broadloom. You can either purchase an area rug that is strategically placed in the room or one that covers most, if not all, of the space.
Area rugs also provide another opportunity for homeowners to experiment with colors, textures, prints, and patterns. Just keep in mind, if you’re going for something a bit bolder on the floor, you’ll want to keep the furniture and walls more simple and understated.
Don’t Forget the Window Coverings
If you’re looking for a really quick and easy upgrade that requires no DIY skills whatsoever, window coverings are the way to go. There are all kinds of styles to choose from all of which will transform the space instantly. If you happen to have sliding doors to an outside patio, backyard, or deck, there are specific window coverings that will work for this size.
Finish with Your Personal Touches
Of course, you aren’t trying to create a showroom, at the end of the day this is your lounge and it needs to reflect your personality. The final step in upgrading your lounge should be to add a few unique personal touches that showcase your own tastes and interests like items that you collect or made. This could even act as a theme you carry through the house, which will help improve flow overall.
A Room to Feel Proud Of
By using these key steps to upgrade your lounge room, you’re sure to create a space that you will feel proud of and want to show off to family and friends. At the same time, it will be reflective of your lifestyle and interests, making it a comfortable room to lounge in.