It’s a new year! If you’re like me, you’re making a list of changes you want to make in 2020. Naturally, on that list are improvements to your most personal space, your home.
We’re sharing some quick and easy tweaks that will help turn your living room and sofa into the cozy spot of your Pinterest dreams!
1. Add a slipcover
There really is no need to toss your comfy couch. If it’s got good bones, hold on to it! Instead, switch up the color, style and texture with a silpcover. I know, I know- the first thing to pop into your mind is your grandma’s, dated, slipcovered couch, but trust me, slipcovers have come a long way and can do wonders for your space while adding years to your sofa.
2. Cozy up with a throw blanket
Now that you’ve got a good base, it’s time to layer. First, find a nice throw blanket! You can go bold and colorful, neutral and minimal, fuzzy or knotty. Adding a throw blanket is a good opportunity to introduce a new color into your decor. Just make sure the blanket is high quality and comfy…after all its not just for looks, you need to be able to snuggle up under it too.
3. Add decorative pillows
Now that your sofa is dressed and cozy, it’s time to accessorize…this is the fun part! When picking throw pillow covers you should consider color, design, quantity, and size. Like a throw blanket, your pillow covers can flow monochromatically with your color pallet, introduce a new color, or even highlight a color or pattern that is already in your design but perhaps is overlooked.
Gorgeous covers featuring faux leather designs will bring warmth and soul to the home while playing nicely off of wooden furniture and accents.
Vintage and hand woven textiles can be like pieces of art and can work wonderfully in a collection or mixed with other styles.
Your sofa can either be filled to the brim with throw pillows, or lightly accented with just a few – either way, throw pillows are a must to take your sofa to the next level.
4. Add new sofa legs
This final makeover tidbit can make a huge improvement to your space… add new legs to your sofa! In most cases a sofa leaves the factory wearing legs that are just uninteresting, and scream “mass-produced.” With a few simple twists, you can pop off your old legs and add some new shiny gold ones, or sleek wooden ones…. There are so many possibilities!
If you’re the DIY type, you can easily remove existing legs, paint them a cool color (ie. matte green, or metallic bronze) and pop them right back on! Ta-dah! Either way this an affordable and worthy update.
Your living room is a space that family and friends will gather and make memories. Updates don’t have to be a lofty or grand project by any means. As you can see, a few easy tweaks can make a huge difference!