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Decorating your living room is more than adding a few cute throw pillows and kitschy accessories. You also have to give the walls some love too. They can make a much bigger statement for your room than you think. While you can simply keep the walls in a neutral shade and call it a day, there is more you can do. Much more. We’re going to show you a few ways to create a bold, sophisticated look in your living room.
You might think that playing with fabric only applies to clothing and window drapes. This is not the case. You can also mix different fabrics to build texture and color along your walls. This is also a great way to add a burst of color to neutral, plain spaces. This is especially helpful if you want to avoid painting your walls. Here are a few other fabric ideas for you to try out:
Use Dowels to Drape Fabric – Brightly colored fabrics look great hung over a dowel or rod. Consider creating a focal point in the living room using the furniture that you already have along with the fabric on the wall.
Fabric Wallpaper – For more coverage, you can create an accent wall using a fabric with unique patterns and vibrant colors. For a temporary treatment, you can use liquid starch to put up the fabric. This is easier to remove and is a good option if you want to try this method but don’t own your home.
Wrap It Around Canvas – Instead of buying a large print, consider buying an interesting fabric with a unique print. There are plenty of illustrators who produce quirky and unusual designs. These would add a bold touch to your living room.
Once you’ve chosen a design that you like, you can use a staple gun to attach the fabric to the canvas. From there, hang it on the wall to give the room some serious visual interest.
Painting your walls doesn’t mean that you need to only give it a solid coat and call it a day. Experimenting with patterns can take your living room from blah to wow. A nice chevron pattern will give the wall dimension.
Stripes will create more of streamline look along the wall. You can even take your patterns to the next level by combining two different colors to create an accent wall. Be brave with your patterns. Be bold with your colors.
Flea markets and yard sales are ideal places to find quirky and offbeat picture frames on the cheap. You can create a collage of frames on your walls with interesting photos or screenprints. If you feel that the color of the frames is a little boring, consider painting them a different color. Neon colors will make the frames standout. However, it’s understandable if you feel that putting neon on the walls is a little too bold. Rich, jewel tones like teal and magenta are examples of good alternatives.
When it comes to giving the walls a much-needed upgrade, you might want to add more texture. What could you use though? You could go the more unusual route and put feathers and hay on the walls.
Or you could go for a less permanent method.
There are a number of textured wallpapers ranging from the ultra-trippy to playfully fun. This can give your living room a purely textural experience that will impress guests and have them wondering how you made it happen.
Decals give you the ability to tell a story on your walls. One that is as intricate, complicated or simplistic as you want. From bright metallic line drawings to bright hues that add a touch of sheen to the walls, you have a lot of freedom using decals. They are an extremely affordable option when you want to make a bold statement in your living room.
While you can bring in new accessories, sometimes your living room needs something. Something more than a few pillows can provide. You can push the decor of the room further by taking a chance. Bold colors, textures, and fabrics can give your living room more dimension and depth. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see how you can push the limits of your space.