6 Ways To Instantly Update Your Living Room

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Look no further if you’re looking to breathe new life into your living room space. Ahead, we dish out 6 functional yet chic ideas for you to experiment with.

Install shelving
Install simple, minimalist shelving and display a few of your favourite books and objects. Floating shelves provide displace space without taking up precious floor area too. Have your shelves painted in the same colour as your wall for a trendy, modern look.

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Pick out unconventional furnishings
Small furniture like side tables and stools can be easily replaced. Change your side table for something more modern or pair your existing dining table set with a new chair. Mixing things up a little will help to create a layered look that’s more outstanding instead of the typical style that’s straight out of a showroom. For a more casual outdoor vibe, select a piece that is made for the outdoors. Not only will it give your dining space a unique look, it is also easy to clean and maintain.

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Frame up your pictures
You probably have many photographs, so display them! If you are unsure about how to arrange them, use this set of 9 picture frames from IKEA to get started. Expand the set with your own photographs or even replace any of the nine pictures with your own photo canvas. Bit by bit, you will have your own unique photo wall.

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Add greenery
Natural greenery will no doubt bring life, movement and texture into your home. Instead of going with the traditional arrangement of letting plants sit on the floor, take them up from ground level and line them up on a bench or trolley. To get the jungalow vibe, fill the top shelves of your bookcase with a collection of ferns and leafy vines and hang up macrame planters by the window.

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Include statement pieces
Every home needs that one statement chair. Statement chairs provide not just extra seating but are a great way to add personality and style to your space. The wide variety of accent chairs available means that you can choose anything from a high wingback to a low slipper chair to complete the look.

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Good lighting works wonders
Lighting can transform the way a room looks and feels. Instead of relying solely on your ceiling lights, layer the lighting in your room with standing floor lamps and table lamps. Quirky lamps also double as a conversation piece when you have guests over. Lanterns and tealights are also great for brightening a dull corner.

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This was adapted from an article originally written by Jasmine Goh published in the December 2017 issue of SquareRooms. 

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