Living Room Makeover for Summer
Mercury Retrograde strikes again! I’ve been feeling a bit meh and uninspired lately, and even though Mercury has officially finished it’s backwards orbit, I can’t help but look both inwards and outwards for some creative #inspo. As a freelancer who spends 90% of the time working from my living room (not my bedroom as the temptation to nap and bed-close-proximity is my kryptonite), I thought it was high time for a summery update – a makeover if you will.
If you follow along at @homewithkelsey, you’ll know as a renter I’m very restricted by the amount of DIY or destruction I’m allowed to do within these four magnolia-coloured (ew) walls. So while I’m desperate to get my hands dirty and I often have wet dreams about a dark navy feature wall, today is not that day. Instead, I’ve given my living room a cost-effective update with some affordable art prints, coloured cushion covers and some old faithful command hooks (a renter’s best friend!).
I put up a gallery wall a few months ago, however, since purchasing some more rust-coloured cushions, I felt like there was a bit of a disconnect in my living room colour theme. Desenio very kindly gifted me a selection of new art prints that I could easily replace the old ones with – I just made sure to order the same size so they would fit in the existing frames. I kept my original Antibes print as my hero frame and then just swapped out the dusty pink artworks for a new selection of burnt oranges and reds.
It’s so damn easy putting up a gallery wall, you really only need yourself (#independentwoman) and some Command Hooks, I’ve linked the ones I used here and here. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect either, mine certainly isn’t (and apologies if that triggers you). I think gallery walls should be constantly evolving and to me, the odd wonky frame adds a bit of charm, it’s imperfectly imperfect.
If you’re looking to give your room a summery update, then I’ve got good news for you. I’ve partnered up with Desenio to give you the chance to WIN a £100 voucher so you can treat yourselves to a bunch of new art prints and frames. For details on how to enter and win this amazing prize, check out my Instagram post below.
View this post on Instagram
Looking for more styling tips? Read my post: 5 Bedroom Decor Ideas.