Your living room is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s were you relax and unwind as well as entertain guests. Your living room is a place where you can reflect your personal taste and aesthetic to create a room that is truly your own. A living room is where a house becomes a home, for that reason it is important that its interior is reflects your own style and taste. Unlike bathrooms or kitchens which can be expensive to redecorate, living rooms are relatively cheap to renovate. We’ve put together a list of 8 simple ways to improve your living room to help and inspire you create the living room of your dreams.
Rearrange Your Furniture
The simplest way to switch up your living room, rearranging your furniture may seem an obvious way to switch up your living room but you would be surprised how few people realise the difference it can make. Segment the room by drawing the seating areas closer together which will free up space around the room for other objects such as cabinets or plants. Spend a day or two playing around with different options before deciding which feels the best for you.
Artwork is the best way to add a personal touch to your living room as well as a splash of colour. Art work transforms dull, monotonous into chic living spaces. If you are looking to redecorate on a budget, art is the perfect way to instantly transform a room with very little effort. Art work doesn’t need to be pricey either. Why not get creative and create your own piece of modern art for your wall. The only thing you need to spend money on is the frame – bargain!
Like art work, flowers instantly add a touch of colour and ambience to your living room. Not only do they look good but it has also been scientifically proven that flowers have a positive impact on rooms by purifying the air as well as improving the mood of people in the room. Keep your home on trend by adding seasonal flowers to your room. Add some festive cheer to your room with a Poinsetta plant in the winter and daffodils for spring.
Gone are the days when radiators were solely needed to produce heat. Of course this is still their main function nevertheless; radiators are now focal points in a room. With designer radiators, vertical radiators and whole selection of other designs, adding a luxury new radiator to your living room instantly adds a touch of glamour and sophistication to your room. Not only do they look good, upgrading your heating system will save you money on your heating bills and reduce your energy consumption.
Arguably the most important aspect of any room, your living rooms lighting can have a direct effect on your mood. Living rooms should have a selection of different lighting options so that you can change it depending on the time of the day. Lighting is the single most important way to transform the ambience of your room. With the flick of a switch you can transform you living room from a bright and open space into a romantic or cosy room. Taking some time and ensure your lighting is up to scratch will make a world of difference to your room.
Furniture is an essential part of your living room so choosing the right sofas and chairs is crucial in creating a comfortable ambience in your room. Add a statement piece with a patterned chair or keep it sophisticated with a matching suite. For a truly luxurious look a chaise lounge and foot rests add a plush look to any living room. As well as sofas and chairs coffee tables are also an essential piece in any living room. If you are looking to save money, why not try up-cycling an old coffee table by painting it to complement your colour scheme.
Adding pillows to your room will uplift and energise your living room. If your room is composed of mainly paler tones, pillows can add a subtle dash of colour to the room or on the contrary if your room is brightly coloured pastel tones are a great means of balancing out the room. Accessories are always important in any room and pillows are an excellent way of accessorising your room.
Developed over 3000 years ago in China, Feng Shui is an ancient art about balancing energies within a room. Simple ways to do this in your living room include de-cluttering your living room, to remove any unnecessary objects instantly creates better feng shui. Opening the windows to circulate air around the room and let in natural light also improves the room. Feng shui is all about balance so ensure that your room is symmetrical.