Do you have any special plans for the holiday? If you don’t, and you do not mind getting your hands dirty, how about considering a DIY makeover for your space, specifically a luxury revamp of your living room?
The living room is usually the first place visitors get to see when they come in, and sometimes, its ambience can set the tone for the rest of the house. The Christmas/New Year holiday is usually a time for families to get together, and instead of planning a party for both days, how about veering off a bit from tradition and getting the whole family to partake in your luxury living room revamp project?
Whether or not you choose to do it this holiday season, here are some great tips to consider for a DIY living room renovation
Black and white, when mixed creatively, can endow on any piece a look of sophistication.
If you’re looking to give your living room that high-end look, simply introduce a black-and-white colour scheme and allow all the design elements, including walls, flooring, furniture and accents feature both colours in different tones and shades.
But also remember that monochrome is more than black and white. If these are not your kind of colours, then choose one that you absolutely love and pick shades and tones in this colour to give you the look you want
Vintage is always welcome
Does anything really go out of fashion?
Maybe, but when it comes to home decor, vintage is always welcome.
If you have inherited antiques that mean a lot to you, you can include them in your decor, no matter what they are. Silk scarves can be framed and hung on the wall; ceramic dish sets can be placed in a cupboard with a glass door and even gilded mirrors can be placed on a strategic spot on the wall.
Even if you do not have any family heirlooms to display, there are always stores dealing in vintages that would have something lovely for your living room.
Turn on the lights … with style
It’s not just enough to slap lights at different points in the living room. If you’re looking to convert this space to a truly luxurious room, go for layered lighting including ambient, task and decor lighting.
Also, per Mali Langa, ‘a statement chandelier is a fantastic lighting moment’ that must be included. The chandelier does not have to be extravagant to make a statement, but it should be interesting enough to give the living room character and maybe start a conversation.
Art, but make it big
A single, large unique piece of art in a strategic spot screams ‘luxury’ more than a dozen artworks scattered everywhere.
As for the strategic spot, choose one behind your couch or on a side wall of your living room.
Complete the look with luxe textiles
What is more luxurious than soft, beautiful, plush textiles? Use luxe fabrics like velvet, boucle or mohair for your furniture upholstery, cushions, throws and even rugs to soften the overall look and infuse even more luxury into your living room.
Now that you have all these tips, go ahead and get started on your DIY living room luxury revamp this holiday season, or anytime you are ready!