Every once in a while, you might get bored with your living space and want to change things up a bit. However, you may not have the money for a “full-on” makeover. A complete renovation can cost thousands of dollars. Luckily, there are still a few things that you can do that are just as effective.
Below we are going to take a look at eight tips to transform your living room completely.
Sound interesting? Then let’s get started!
Rearrange your layout
One of the simplest changes you can make to your living room that still has a big impact is to rearrange your layout. Not only can it make the area more practical to live in, but it can completely transform the look. Just remember there are a few things to keep in mind before you go moving anything. Items need to be balanced based on visual weight. Check out these furniture arranging tricks for some inspiration to help you get started.
Sometimes the best step to take before any makeover is to declutter everything so that you have a blank canvas. There are a few different ways that you can do this, and it’s wise to take one corner at a time. Have a box handy for donations and another for things that you will throw away. If you struggle with letting items go, try using the KonMari method. A few other tips to keep in mind include:
- Cut down on products by choosing a few good items
- Use multi-functional furniture to save space
- Seal and store items in your garage or shed if you still want to use them later
Give your furniture a makeover
Alongside decluttering everything, another idea to brighten up your living space is to give your furniture a makeover. By painting your coffee table or reupholstering your chairs, you can create an entirely new atmosphere. If you do some research, you may even be able to DIY some things. However, you’ll want to have the appropriate tools and supplies first.
Bring in some color
A minimalistic design can be aesthetically pleasing, but bringing in some color can add a wonderful touch of warmth. Check out these most popular sofa colors, for instance. A bright blue or green might just be the perfect addition to transform the space. If you don’t want to make a big purchase, consider adding some hints of color with blankets, rugs, and cushions. The options are endless.
Switch up your décor
Another little thing you can do to spice up your style is to consider switching up your décor. You can even make things interesting by decorating per the season. Try a coastal theme for the summer, and layer some blankets during the wintertime. By switching things up regularly, you’ll never get bored. You can find some more creative ways to decorate your home here.
Update your walls
Sometimes people focus so much on what’s in their living room that they forget the impact the walls can have. Use them to your advantage and try something new. From a feature wall to murals and unique artwork, there are many different options to choose from. If you don’t want to hang anything, wall stickers are a great choice and can be removed without damage.
Add indoor house plants
Indoor plants can freshen up any space in an instant. So adding a few to your living area can make it inviting and welcoming. Alongside looking great, they also have many different advantages. Some of which include:
- Ability to boost mood, productivity, and concentration
- Reduces stress and fatigue
- Eases cold and flu symptoms
- Reduces noise level
- Cleans indoor air by producing oxygen and absorbing toxins
Layer different textures
Finally, the last step to makeover your living space is to try layering different textures. A shaggy rug, drop-down curtains, cushions, and blankets add definition to the area while breaking up any “harder” features. Just remember to be careful. While they can improve the appearance of your room, you don’t want to add too many different items. Otherwise, it will appear cluttered, and you’ll be back to square one.
And that’s it. These were eight different tips that you can use to transform your living room. By following the above, you’ll have an envy-worthy space that is perfect for entertaining guests and enjoying quality family time.
What do you think? Are there any other tips that you would like to share?