Here’s How to Update Your Living Room Without Blowing Your Post-Holiday Budget
The beginning of the year is always tricky—you want to feel “new” in every sense of the word, but the holidays just did a number on your bank account. We get it. It’s why in situations like this, we turn to Designer Looks at Value City Furniture to give our home the freshness it needs. They’re all about designer looks for not-so-designer prices, which is perfect, because you’re all about value right now. Here, five ways to update your living room while keeping your finances in check. Hint: It’s all in the details.
1. Incorporate Colorful Poufs and Pillows
One of the biggest home trends this year is embracing color. A pretty big leap from years past, where neutrals have reigned supreme. But it couldn’t be an easier (or more affordable) trend to employ: Simply incorporate pops of your favorite hues with pillows and poufs, and watch as the feel of the room changes right before your eyes. Illuminating yellow is one of the two Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021 due to its vivacious and cheerful qualities, but we also love calming, luxurious indigo blue.
2. Or Swap In a Few Natural Accents
Look to end and coffee tables made from natural wood or stone. The Artemis Marble Coffee Table features a marble slab supported by dark wood in clean lines for the ultimate sleek, designer look. Throw in the matching end tables for a transformative effect on your living room.
3. Choose High-Tech Pieces
One of the best ways to keep your home feeling modern is by taking advantage of home technology. If you didn’t realize your couch could be high-tech, then boy do we have news for you. Take the Jackson sofa: Underneath the luxe, family-friendly faux leather lies triple-power reclining to adjust the headrest, footrest and lumbar, an LED light up bar at the base, two storage consoles with cupholders and USB ports and a hidden middle console with built-in lamps and a wireless charger.
4. Work In a Statement Chair
If your living room feels like it’s lacking, it could be due to an imbalance of seating. Just because your sofa is plenty wide for your family doesn’t mean you should skimp on accent chairs. In fact, they can be the designer key to tying an entire room together. And pro tip: It actually shouldn’t match with your couch. Take the Cordelle Swivel Chair for example: It’s made from comfortable microfiber on an engineered wood frame, and the overstuffed cushions are reversible to extend the life of your new favorite piece. And if you haven’t experienced the joys of a swivel lounge chair, well, say hello to a whole new you.
5. Focus on the Sofa
Re-doing a whole room? Expensive. Simply getting a new couch? Way more affordable. Don’t underestimate the power of this single swap—a couch is always a room’s focal point, so when she gets an update, the entire room benefits. We recommend the Plush sectional for an on-trend look that reads style, but more importantly, total and complete comfort (case in point: It's made from 100 percent real feathers). Choose from 35+ colors and fabrics to really make it your own.