Step back and take a look at your existing furniture and your decor. In order to make space, you can get rid of furniture that’s damaged, outdated, too large, too small, or simply the one that you just don’t like anymore. If it’s a piece you want to keep like a family heirloom that doesn’t fit well in the living room, find it a new spot somewhere else in your house. Now that you just have the pieces you want to use moving forward, you are ready for the next round!
You can donate your unwanted items or host a yard sale and get some extra cash for your redecorating project!
The color you choose will set the tone for your room. A mostly blue and green room will have a calming effect, while vibrant colors (reds, yellows, oranges) are energizing and exciting. A neutral room of whites and grays is the ideal canvas for bright, bold accents. Choose the colors that you will love seeing every day! Take a peek at your wardrobe and note the shades you drift toward or if you are keeping an important piece of art or decor, select a palette based on the central colors of that piece.
A good idea is to spend some time reading blogs online and magazines to find your perfect style. Pinterest is a great resource for ideas! If you love fresh and clear lines and exposed wood textures, you might like mid-century modern. Or if you fancy painted wood and slipcovered seating then you may like country decor.
Once you have defined your style now comes the fun part: purchasing new furniture! Begin with the big items: a sofa, rug, and entertainment center since they take up the most space and are the focal points of the room. Take a look at our furniture rentals and you might find something you like.
Those big purchases should reinforce and keep your style. If you have decided to furnish and decorate in a traditional style, don’t purchase a modern sofa. It will only create confusion and your new room will be out of sync. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more tips!