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DDL: Three steps to a new living room

From Hollywood blockbusters and fairy tales, to urban legends and myths, they say that “Good things come in threes”.

So, if you’re unhappy with your living space, here are three quick ways to make a big impact on a small budget.

A splash of colour

A vibrant pillow or throw can redefine an entire room’s décor and deliver that brand-new feeling you’ve been looking for. Depending on your space, choose a colour that works well with your furniture and design style. Green, yellow or brown brings new life to solid tan furniture, in a natural way; while something in gold adds a burst of style to any living room.

Turquoise is especially spectacular against light and pastel furnishings, while the Vampire-inspired vintage combination of black, white and red make for an unexpected statement. Add small, hot pink accent pillows for a playful touch of colour or spice up your life with a little bit of Cinderella’s orange pumpkin tones. Use bright yellow pillows and throws to pop against light furniture, or to brighten up yellow-toned walls. Wall and all

Your walls have the potential to add a whole other dimension to your living room. It’s also a creative way of getting rid of some clutter. Maximise your space by adding a pair of floating shelves above the sofa or bring out a unique, personalised charm with a charismatic wall hanging such as a crocheted-cotton coverlet, tapestry or old carpet. Gallery walls are also great to display some of your favourite photographs. Make a plain wall more interesting by adding unexpected textures, like a necklace, a brass screw with hanging beads, or a sign to your gallery wall. Shifty shapers

The proper placement of your living room’s furniture can go a long way toward making the space feel welcoming again. Try moving things around, before replacing your furniture. When moving your furniture around, make sure there’s enough space between the corners so people can swish past in search of a comfy spot. For the best effect, place your couch across from the room’s focal point, with all other pieces of furniture angled to face the same direction. For living rooms with multiple doorways, draw an imaginary line that angles through the room from opening to opening, creating a straight trail between furniture pieces. For living rooms with a more social purpose, place two sofas (or a sofa and a pair of chairs) directly across from one another, with the focal point at one end. This adds classic symmetry to your space. If one of your three wishes is a brand new living room at a cost that won’t scare your wallet, contact a professional for help. We recommend the experts from DDL Design and Décor Lab – from swag decorative ideas, to sourcing the best places with the best value décor pieces, they know exactly how to give your living room a new lease on life.

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