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Guest Post // Revamping Your Living Room: Going For A Rustic Look

revampRevamping the living room is a popular summer task. Of all the rooms in your house, the living room and the dining room are the two rooms where the whole family comes together. As a result, getting it right is important. If you get it wrong, and people don’t actively want to spend time there, then you may be limiting the amount of family time you receive. Rather than opting for polish and metal and glass, many homeowners are now looking for a more rustic look in the hope of creating a more family-oriented room to relax and unwind. If this is the look you’re going for, then take a look at our top tips.

Picking the Colour Pallet

If you’re going for a rustic look, then selecting the correct colour pallet to pull it off is vital.

For walls, neutral colours are advisable, with beiges, stones or other natural colours all great choices. This is because they allow light into the room, making it appear a larger space than it actually is. As well as this, because many of your accessories are likely to be wooden or golden, it’ll really work to highlight them.

Functional and Stylish

The great thing about more vintage and rustic furniture that compliments your selected colours is that it is both functional and stylish. Blanket boxes, for example fulfil both needs, and solid oak side tables are perfect for providing you with storage while also looking great.

Unlike with glass tables, they’re also more practical, and you don’t have to worry about spillages ruining them, you can simply wipe them down.

Finishing Touches to Complete the Theme

Finally, add finishing touches to complete your theme. Here, little touches such as pieces of artwork, ornaments, lamps and rugs all play a vital role.

In truth, the finishing touches you decide to use will likely be dependent upon the size of your room. These touches are important for bringing your theme together, but remember that adding too many will make the room feel cramped. You still want it to be light and airy, as this is the most welcoming and inviting environment.

Again, when buying your furnishings, remember to focus on their colour, as this is what will make the theme really catch the eye of visitors and guests.

So there you have it, simple ways to revamp your living room this summer and create a rustic theme that will wow your guests.

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