The living room can be the one room in the house that get’s utilised for different things. It could be the place you unwind with your husband or wife. It might be the place you children watch TV, or read and do their homework. Perhaps it’s the room you entertain in the most. It has many functions, so it’s easy for the room to look lived in and tired. So I thought I would share with you some top tips for updating your living room space.
How long ago did your living room get some attention? Perhaps your views have changed on the current colour scheme, or maybe you like it, and it just needs some TLC. Whatever your thoughts have your colour in mind. This will help with any decisions in regards to the walls and the styling of your living room.
Let’s get decorating
Sometimes it can be just as simple as decorating your living room walls to give the space a new lease of life. This is where you can change things up a little. Perhaps you fancy a feature wall this time. It’s a great way of drawing the attention and can make a huge difference to the room layout. You can achieve this look in a few different ways. You could paint the wall a different colour to the others. You could consider a wall art which could be a real talking point. Or you might want to consider photo wall murals. All will add to the overall feel of the room.
Does any furniture need replacing?
Perhaps your sofa has seen better days or your coffee table is looking a little worse for wear. Have a look round the room and work out if now is the time to change and replace. There are plenty of sales in some of the bigger shops at the moment so it could be a great time to grab a bargain.
Let your imagination run wild
Another option would be to consider upcycling any older pieces of furniture you have. This is where you can let your imagination run wild. Perhaps painting a tired bureau a bright royal blue. Or sanding down your existing coffee table to create a different look. There is so much inspiration on websites like Pinterest. You could even consider checking out car boot sales and charity shops for unwanted pieces and having some fun by giving them a new lease of life.
Think about the flooring
Finally, the last thing to consider would be your flooring. Is it time to replace that carpet? Maybe you have always liked the idea of wooden flooring. Changing things completely can be a costly job. So if the budget is tight, then another option would be to consider purchasing a rug. This could be in a bright colour or have a lovely pattern. It could cover up a worn carpet or floor without breaking the bank.
I hope these tips inspire you to update your living room space.