Achieving a designer-look living room can be very expensive and often our tastes change over time, so you don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on a single piece that you might not be in love with a few years down the line. Also, having a family doesn’t mean you have to compromise on having beautiful things in your home. If you shop smart for living room accessories and do your research using sites like Pinterest, then there’s no reason why you can’t achieve an expensive-looking finish for a fraction of the cost.
High-street retailers are a good place to start. Marks and Spencer are offering this gorgeous pair of oatmeal faux silk curtains that are bang on trend for 2017. They’re ultra-glam and good quality at a very reasonable price. They’re blackout too, so ideal for shutting out the light if the kids are sleeping on the sofa. Curtains provide warmth and colour and can make a big impact on a room, so you get maximum bang for your buck.
Another quick and cheap update is to change your pictures. Zara Home have a great selection of different sized photo frames that are suitable for almost any picture. Bronze and wooden frames would complement the M&S curtains, plus they look designer without the price tag.
Now that it’s summer and you don’t need all your blankets and throws, a pretty blanket box is an ideal solution for storing them all in until you need them again. Arlo and Jacob have a lovely range that can be upholstered in whichever fabric you like, plus it acts as another seat in your living room or a toy box to elegantly hide away all the clutter that accumulates with kids. The option of Italian velvet fabric adds a sense of glamour and would go very well with bronze accessories.
Lighting can have a dramatic impact on your living space. Warm whites are best for living rooms and bedrooms, while bright white is more suited to bathrooms and kitchens. This light fitting from Heal’s makes quite an impact, while the mirrored shade will reflect light around the room. It gives an expensive finish without being too costly and comes in a range of sizes.
Hanging a mirror above a fireplace is a classic design move. Mirrors also reflect light, making your space feel much larger than it is. This stunning champagne silver-framed version is super luxe, giving you the desired designer look and feel.
One final touch is to introduce scatter-cushions (you can never have too many!). Play with sizes, styles and textures to create interest; building up a complimenting collection helps achieve that designer-inspired finish. This beaded pineapple one is quirky and fun and complements this summery stitched palm tree version.
Are you looking to redecorate your living room? What do you think of these tips and ideas? Which one do you like the most? Do you have more tips and ideas to share?
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