You're super excited about the great deal you got for your "new" apartment. Even though it was built in the 1970s, it's still new to you. The only problem is it doesn't look that way. If you're looking for ways to modernize your apartment, the living room is a great place to start, and here are four easy ways to do it.
White Wall Accessories
If your walls aren't white and they are painted another color, adding all white wall accessories can really update the look of your living room. You might want to add some of the following kinds of white wall accessories:
- Criss cross wall shelf
- Mirror with a white frame
If you want to go wild, or mix natural beauty with your modern-looking living room, try hanging a white stag head or moose head.
If the white wall accessories really aren't your thing, or your walls are white, you could go the opposite route and hang bold graphic prints on your wall. Along with wall art, you could also use the graphic print effect on pillows, lampshades, and curtains.
Completing the look of your living room with contemporary furniture will automatically modernize the look the of your apartment. If you have a really small living room, transparent furniture is a great choice, as it will make your living room look more spacious. The transparent lines will also cause the eye to perceive a space with less clutter. Some great pieces of transparent contemporary furniture include:
- See-through C table - this handy dandy little table has many purposes and can serve as an end table or bar cart
- Acrylic trunk - see-through trunks are a great way to display trinkets or other collectibles
- Transparent bookshelf - putting your books and knick knacks on a transparent bookshelf is a fun way to show them off
If you don't want to be so transparent when it comes to your living room furniture, there are other ways to modernize it. An oversized square or rectangular coffee table with curvy panels between the legs will also do the trick. Geometric light fixtures can also add to your modernized look.
Whether you choose to hang white wall accessories; add graphic prints to your walls, curtains, and pillows; or find contemporary furniture, the living room in your apartment will look so modernized that nobody will know just how old it really is.