You've probably heard the expression change is good, but when was the last time you changed your living space? These quick, low-cost (and no-cost) ideas are likely to inspire you to get started today. So what are you waiting for? Plunge in, and say hello to a brighter life.
Explode Your Color Palette
If selecting the right hues for your living room has you stumped, then make the bold decision not to decide at all. White walls are the best backdrop for a color free-for-all such as the one seen here. What makes it work? The hues are saturated—meaning there are no pastels. The other key is the number three—if you introduce a tone, give it at least two "friends" in the same shade.
How to get the look:
- Go glossy. When you're painting furniture or accessories in a bold hue, use a semi-or high-gloss finish. The shine pumps up the "notice me" volume.
- Make your own art. Glue buttons onto cardboard in the shape of a heart.
- Give an old piece of furniture a fun, funky makeover with a bright coat of paint.
- Use a stack of books as an end table.