Your living room should be a place for you to kick back and relax all throughout the year. To make your living space trendy towards the four different seasons of the year, there are some low cost signature changes you can make to style up the room. These simple Eco Friendly changes will help your existing furniture looking fresh in your homes without the need to replace them, thus helping you save cost and unnecessary materials going to the landfills each year.
Change your slipcover
You can easily change up the look of your living room to match the different seasons and holidays by simply purchasing extra slipcovers for your sofa or futon. The sofa is the biggest piece of furniture in your living room, adding different colors and textures to the look will uplift your living room instantly. You can buy between two to four slipcovers, two to use between spring and summer versus fall and winter. If you have a bigger budget, purchase four to use one per season. Try to pick out lighter and cooler colors for spring and summer, whereas a warmer and darker tone for fall and winter. The lighter colors will help you feel cool in the warm weather, and the darker tones will help make the room feel warmer.
Slipcovers help maintain the longevity of your sofa making the most use out of the product rather than purchasing a new one every decade and throwing the old one away. It’s also an easy way to keep your sofa fresh from stains and dust by washing your slipcovers every now and then.
Add some accessories
Based on what color you have chosen for the slipcover, you can find a similar shade pillow cover to compliment your sofa. Pillow covers come in a variety of color and design. Depending on your style, you can choose outrageous pillows that stand out during the different seasons and holidays, or you can choose plain and simple designs to stick to your taste. During the winter season, you can also add a throw that matches your color scheme.
Other accessories can range from changing up the painting and fixtures on the walls, or simply update the frame’s color by giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Change up the plants
Flowers and plants really make the room come alive as you’re adding a bit of nature to your comfortable surroundings. You should probably never use fake plants or flowers as they are easily recognizable as not real, and they usually just collect dust anyways giving it a stale look. What you want is a fresh room with real plants and flowers that matches the season throughout the year. Visit your local garden store and see what they have in season, some plants lasts throughout the year and some are specific to the weather. If you have a garden, feel free to cut all the fresh flowers you want and place them in your home during spring and summer. Fall and winter plants can range from bamboo, aloe vera and bonsai plants.
Control the lighting
There’s two options when it comes to lighting, natural sunlight and electrical lighting. Natural sunlight can be controlled by the type of blinds or drapes you install around your windows, it also helps control the temperature of the room by either keeping the heat inside your living room during winter or allowing more wind to come in on a hot summer day. Drapes are the easiest to change up in your living room, as they are easy to remove and replace. Light sheer materials such as linen or silk will allow more light to come into the living room, whereas using velvet or twill materials will allow more privacy and filtrated light. Depending on how bright you would prefer your living room or how much privacy you need, the thickness of the drapes will make a huge difference to your natural day light.
Electrical lighting wise, simply have some replacement options with your lampshades. Lampshades comes in multiple styles and colors to choose from, try to look for color-fast dyes as they resist fading over time.