Quick & easy living room makeover ideas for summer

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Now that summer has finally arrived, you’ll be wanting to make sure that your interiors capitalise on the light and airy weather by giving your home a quick facelift. And as the living room is often the centre point of the house, it’s the perfect place to begin. So here are a few quick and easy tips for giving your lounge a makeover:

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Arranging your furniture in the room to make the most of whatever natural light is available is a priority. Getting rid of any unwanted ornaments, tidying away unsightly cables, and giving the room a good clean is a cheap way to maximise space and give you an unexpected light and airy feel. And whilst getting a whole new three-piece suite might be out of most people’s budgets, there are still a few things that can be done to give your tired old sofa a better look.

For those long lazy summer afternoons, a day bed can be the perfect way to sprawl and relax. Such items are also handy in that they can feature foldaway guest beds or even provide extra storage spaces which is a great way to declutter your lounge.

Furthermore, giving your walls a fresh coat of paint can work wonders too. Many favour the clean white walls that can make any room instantly feel fresher as well as providing a touch of Scandinavian chic. Or if that’s slightly too sterile for you, then merely painting one wall a bright accent colour is a great way to add an element of fun to your lounge.

Image credit – Duundich Interior Design

A touch of colour

Reupholstery is always an option when aiming to give your furniture a summer makeover, but a far cheaper method is to utilise a few throws and blankets to add a touch of rustic chic. Desert themed prints are particularly big in 2015, so why not go for some rich ochre colours to bring a touch of warmth to your interior. Such desert themes can easily be supplemented by fun motifs like cute cacti dotted around, or even a wildly popular animal skull craftily placed above the mantelpiece!

Or if you want to embrace the summer season, then floral prints are always a popular choice to celebrate the great British garden. These can easily be accessorised with cushions and curtains to provide a soft and alluring touch to your interior space.

And never underestimated the powerful effect that a well-placed vase of flowers can have in giving a room an elegant touch of colour. If you really want to add to the botanical theme, then a cloche or even a terrarium containing small plants can add a great deal of summer charm!


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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