Do you ever look around your living room and think there is something that you would like to change but you are not quite sure what to do?  I know that I get overwhelmed when I’m thinking about big updates so I find small changes can sometimes make a bigger impact than large changes. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite ways to do a quick refresh on your most used space – the living room.

Rearrange the Furniture
Sometimes moving the couch to the other side of the room is all you need to hit reset.. A few rules to follow: keep your entryways clear, keep all your furniture either on the rug or off (don’t mix- furniture will wobble), and try to have 3 feet of space around large pieces so you can move around with ease.

Throw in New Pillows

New pillows can really freshen up the look of your sofa.   Be sure to use new colors and don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Remember, there are no rules so have fun and get creative. It’s easy to experiment with pillows on a display sofa or chair when you’re in a store like Pottery Barn, West Elm or World Market. Check out the mix of similar, yet completely different colored and patterned pillows on this pink couch.

Domino Couch Pillows


Add Color

Whether it’s with a bucket of paint, a new adhesive wallpaper or small accents, adding color to your living room will completely change the space. Painting a single accent wall is an easy way to change the mood and vibe in just one afternoon. Get samples to make sure the color works well in your room before diving into a whole bucket!

Go Green

Plants and flowers are a great way to bring life into your home. They will help clear the air and give your living room a fresh feel. Make sure you get plants that go well with the lighting in your room. This helpful guide from The Jungalow will give plant newbies a hand.

Indoor Plants Guide Candy Spelling

Try a New Scent

Just like trying a new perfume, a new scent can freshen up your environment.  I love adding a new candle or diffuser as a finishing touch on a revamped space. Go for one that goes with your color scheme to add visual interest!

Pretty Candles candy spelling

Good luck with your updates! Try these and post your photos to my Facebook page, I’d love to see what you come up with.



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I love everything you have on your website. They are great ideas that give us a different perspective. You have great taste in fashion, home and outdoors.

Thanks for being you and sharing these with us.


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