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