Friday, May 22, 2015

Refresh Your Living Room With These Inexpensive Tips

As spring rolls in, many of us will be working hard to deep clean, declutter and freshen up our homes.  Light and airy spaces feel more relaxing.  I have a small living room that connects to my dining room, entry and kitchen.  To make the space feel bigger, I painted most of the rooms the same color( Revere Pewter ).   A fresh coat of paint can inexpensively refresh your room.

I love throw pillows, but easily get bored with them.  I switch them out seasonally for something new and different.

Although I chose neutral fabric, a set of 3 pillows makes a bold statement.

The sofa and pillows balance the strong pattern in the curtains.

New pillows on the sofa gave the room an instant makeover.

Fresh flowers add life and color to my living room.

Nothing freshens up a room more easily than fresh flowers.  I chose a simple glass vase and filled it to the brim with fresh tulips.

Light a candle!  I love burning candles.  It's something I do often to feel calm and relaxed.

At the end of a long day I just want to collapse on the sofa with cool drink and read through my magazine subscriptions.


There are many ways to refresh your living space for spring while on a budget.  You can rearrange your furniture or take a few minutes to wipe away finger marks and clean the baseboards. 


I hope you enjoyed these ideas to refresh your home for spring.  For other creative ideas please visit the blogs of these talented ladies below.  Thank you so much, Mary Ann and Cindy for inviting me to participate!!!



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Between Naps on the Porch

44 comments:

  1. LOVELY livingroom! It looks and SMELLS fresh! Tulips and sangria. Me likey!

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  2. I'm loving your new pillows Brandi! Your living room looks so cozy and casual and I do love the red tulips ;) Have a wonderful weekend !

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  3. How is pleasant this living room! Lovely! I was in the mood to sit on the sofa and read a magazine!

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  4. Brandi I love this series and your pillows are so fresh and crisp for the season. Flowers and green plants are a must for me, and tulips are a fave!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  5. That's such a calm and restful space you have. I love candles, too, and even more so those lighted wax tarts that plug in. I use them all over the house!

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  6. I love the idea of the three pillows, so pretty. Your room is such an inviting space.

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  7. Love those pillows! And the sofa is great. This is the custom one, yes?

    You always do such good work.
    The Other Marian

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  8. Brandi, What a gorgeous living room!!! Your tips are perfection to set a comfortable and beautiful mood in the living room! I can't think of a better way to refresh a living room than with a fabulous bouquet of colorful tulips!!! So nice being part of Project Design with you!

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  9. Love it all Brandi and that mirror!! WOW :)

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  10. Fresh and gorgeous! I love that side table with the wood base, by the way.

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  11. Very pretty. I just love this series, it's really inspired me to make a few simple changes for the season to our family room. Thank you.
    Karen

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  12. Those pillows look fabulous!!! You are so right about clean baseboards--just cleaning in general! This make me want a new scented candle. Thanks for being a part of Project Design--I just knew you would have great advice and you do!

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  13. I Love the graphic statement those pillows make...simple but so elegant! Candles are always such an uplifting update as well! Love your living room! Thank you so much for joining us!

    Cindy

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  14. Such a beautiful space. I love your pillows, simple and classic. The whole room looks welcoming and happy!

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  15. So pretty Brandi! You are very talented.

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  16. Good tips, Brandi! You can't go wrong with flowers, candles, and pillows. :) I'm beginning to think I have a slight addiction to pillow covers. ;) BTW, I LOVE the lamps in these pics!

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  17. Love your living room. looks so lovely and calming!

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  18. Love those flowers you know I am about that fake flower life but having fresh flowers brighten up your room more.

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  19. What a pretty room! Great budget friendly ideas here. Xx Sharon

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  20. Perfect pillow choice! Looks fresh and great for spring. Nice job, Brandi!

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  21. So pretty! I love the pillows on the sofa....what a great idea. Goes so nicely with everything else in the room!

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  22. Those pillows are so striking! I love them. The flowers are perfection. Great advice to freshen the space. I clean for a living so the last thing I want to do is clean when I get home but you've inspired me to check out my baseboards! ;-)

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  23. Brandi, your living room is so pretty and I love those pillows. I'm going to have to hunt for a Sangria candle, too. I'll bet it smells lovely... :)

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  24. Beautiful, Brandi - I love how you used the bold pillows to tie in those great curtains! Your living room looks so peaceful and relaxing. xo Karen

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  25. Love those gorgeous pillows!! I honestly never thought to arrange them like that but it looks fabulous. And of course that mirror of ours - I'm still in love! :)

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  26. I love what you did with the couch. Great suggestions, Brandi. xoxo Su

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  27. Perfect! I love the fresh flowers and candles, aaah!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  28. Love the flowers and the pillows, Brandi. Classic!

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  29. Brandi! Where are those pillows from? I need!

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  30. I so so love the pillows on your couch. The simple detail and tone on tone looks fantastic

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  31. I agree! Fresh flowers brighten ANY space!

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  32. Brandi,
    Thanks for the tips. Your red tulips are so pretty. Flowers certainly do make the home look more charming. I like what you said about de-cluttering. When we moved into our new home, I gave away about 10 bags of stuff because we downsized. Your candle looks pretty also. I love candles and think I have one in every room. :~)

    Enjoy this month of May, it's almost over!

    ~Sheri

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  33. I love flowers inside the house! These beauties sure did brightened up the room.

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  34. Brandi, I just love those gorgeous pillows! Great advice on making inexpensive changes that can refresh any space.

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  35. Hi Brandi, great refresh and update ideas. Love the pillows and the flowers just make the look!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, CM

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  36. Your living room is beautiful, Brandi! Great tips. ;) I just bought the same tulips and I'm loving them, such a vibrant color, fresh flowers always put a smile on my face. :)
    Hugs,
    Cristina

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  37. I love your living room Brandi! It looks so comfy and fresh. And I just picked up that same candle this week, it smells so good!!

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  38. Pillows are really great! The tulips too! Your living room is lovely :))
    Enjoy the weekend Brandi **

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  39. Brandi - What a lovely room. So many great suggestions!

    Judy

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  40. My grand mom who was an interior decorator said a bit of black anchors a room, you sure have mastered that skill. I love how you can change a room with just a few simple touches. Bravo!

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  41. Your incorporation of black, wood neutral and FLOWERS is just perfect!

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