How to Refresh Your Living Room After the Holidays

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A refreshing living room
A refreshing living room (HGTV)

When you exhale after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, think about a refresh for your living room.  Once you’ve taken down all the holiday decorations and begin to move things back to their original spot, perhaps take another look around and think about changing things up a bit for the new year.  Here are living rooms to inspire you to make a fresh start with the new year, with ideas on how to refresh your living room after the holidays.

Fresh transitional living room
Fresh transitional living room (HGTV)

Try out a new color scheme.  Start off with new curtain panels and accent pillows.  If your seating pieces are neutral, changing colors or adding new ones to the mix is easily accomplished.

Beautiful living room
Beautiful living room (upvisually)

Refresh your room with new pillows and an area rug.  Try out an area rug in a bright color or interesting pattern to breathe fresh life into the space.

Beautiful blue living room
Beautiful blue living room (HGTV)
Bold and refreshing living room
Bold and refreshing living room (decoist)

Purchase new or switch out existing accessories.  Cull items from other rooms for a new perspective.

Beautiful living room rich with color
Beautiful living room rich with color (pixelholdr)

Clean up your living room by eliminating accessories.  If you like the look of your living room once all the holiday decorations are removed, just leave the mantel and tabletops paired down.

Beautiful blue and gray living room
Beautiful blue and gray living room (furnishburnish)
Blue and cream living room
Blue and cream living room (terryfabrics.co.uk)
Lovely transitional living room
Lovely transitional living room (homestratosphere)

Go back to basics with your living room design with a fresh modern vibe.  Roll on a fresh coat of paint, add slipcovers or reupholster furniture in neutral colors.

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Elegant modern living room
Elegant modern living room (home-designing)
Clean and beautiful living room
Clean and beautiful living room (decorpict)
Fresh lovely living room
Fresh lovely living room (mindsetreset.net)

If you have an open floor plan, experiment with different furniture arrangements.  If you entertained during the holidays and discovered any problem areas, make changes now.

Beautiful transitional living room
Beautiful transitional living room (executive.women)
Neutral open floor plan living area
Neutral open floor plan living area (bestgarden.net)
Clean and simple living room
Clean and simple living room (home-designing)
Lovely contemporary living room
Lovely contemporary living room (hahoy)

Go elegant.  Add new pieces that embody elegance, such as crystal candlesticks, pretty sconces or plush winter throws in faux fur.  Hang a dazzling new chandelier to perk up and lighten up the living room.

Beautiful and symmetrical living room
Beautiful and symmetrical living room (coachbigb)
Elegant living room
Elegant living room (Zillow)

Add black to your living room.  Give your room a distinctive air with a black rug, black accents or black painted trim.  Add patterns with splashes of red for color and added dimension.

Stylish transitional living room
Stylish transitional living room (topinteriordesign.co)
Chic transitional living room
Chic transitional living room (cozyhoz)

When you take down the stockings hung by the fire, redo your fireplace surround with a modern new material.  This will give your room a fresh new focal point.

Elegant modern living room
Elegant modern living room (decorcology)

Go white for winter.  This is a fresh color palette that is like cleansing the taste palate.  After all the holiday finery, launch the new year with a clean and crisp white living room.

Fresh living room
Fresh living room (barnesvanze)
Beautiful airy living room in open floor plan
Beautiful airy living room in open floor plan (Zillow)
Beautiful and light-filled living room
Beautiful and light-filled living room (decorilla)

Taking down all the holiday decorations gives you a sense of clean, open space.  Extend this feeling a bit further by updating your living room for a new, fresh look.  Once the holidays are over, make time to take back your space.

 

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