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10 Best Simple Living Room Ideas to Change Your Space in an Instant

Your living room decor never changed so quickly!

With the ever busier lives we lead, we have begun to place a higher value on our living room’s role as relaxing spaces. If your living room is feeling a little uninspiring and stale, but doesn’t necessarily warrant a full redesign, then read on and learn how to add instantly change your living room’s decor!


SEE ALSO: Making the Best of Your Small Living Room Decor


1 – Change your layout

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Sometimes, all it takes is to switch up the layout. Is your furniture pushed up against the walls? Try floating it in the middle of the room. At the very least, think about decluttering your space, which will open up the room and make it feel refreshed. Another idea? Shop your own home by removing and replacing certain items (like plants, art, a table lamp) from other rooms to see how they might fit in your living room.

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2 – Add an antique

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An antique can give your brand new space a little character. A piece with a little age and patina will make your space feel more collected and elegant. Mixing different style genres is also a great way to personalize your living room, and avoid feeling like you’re living in a staged home.

3 – Re-hang your curtains

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Placing your curtains as high and wide as possible will make your windows appear larger and allow more natural light to enter the room—making it look instantly more expensive. Or, consider styling them a different way. For example, if you typically push curtains aside during the day, consider tying them back or picking up a few curtain hooks to secure them.

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4 – Change your rug

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Is your rug too small for your space? Add a larger, inexpensive natural weave rug underneath to anchor your living room. Do you already have a larger, neutral rug that’s uninspiring? Layer a smaller antique Turkish rug on top to give your room character.

5 – Add plants!

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A little greenery will always make a room feel more put together. Consider adding a plant or two in your living room to give it that finishing touch. You could also follow feng shui design principles and choose, as well as position, a plant for your home that promotes both balance and good fortune.

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6 – Reorganize your bookcases

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Remove any items you don’t absolutely love or serve no purpose, and re-introduce items one by one, starting with stacks of books and art and finishing up with smaller accessories like vases and decorative accents. And don’t forget to leave white space for the eye to pause.

7 – Transform with wallpaper

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Pick an accent wall or wrap the entire space to transform your living room. Removable wallpaper means décor options for rentals, as well as options for those unwilling to commit to a single style.

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8 – Choose statement lighting

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Create a focal point for your living room with an eye-catching flush mount chandelier (great for low ceilings) or pendant light.

9 – Use organic shapes

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Designers say styling a room with organic materials and shapes like rounded side tables help soften the lines of a space and incorporate more flow.

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10 – Blend textures

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From matte, to glossy, soft and woven, consider a mix of textures that you can create with everything from your picture frames, an accent chair, to the plants you hang or place in your living room.


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