Living rooms are the central point of any home – the place where you entertain guests, snuggle up to watch a movie, or curl up with a good book. Sometimes it’s easy to take the room for granted, and we don’t notice if it’s getting a little old and tired. Follow these suggestions to revitalize your lounge and breathe a new lease of life into your space.
If you want to have a fresh feel, the new furniture is an easy way forward. A new sofa or cabinet will offer something new to your space. Make sure that your new piece fits into your space by using this handy furniture size calculator. Check out some Feng-Shui tips to enhance the flow of your room and make your space vibe on a higher level.
Keep It Comfy
It’s easy to be tempted to make your space look like a show home but make sure you think about liveability. Comfort is key for a living area; you want it to feel welcoming to guests and be a safe haven for you to relax and unwind in. Consider your needs before you invest in new furniture. If you’ve got kids, you’ll want a sofa that you can sink into, and a coffee table that’s at a suitable height, rather than a white couch (think of the sticky hands on the upholstery!) and a glass surface that could cause injuries.
Whether you’re a floral fanatic or a chinoiserie cheerleader, there’s a wallpaper out there for everyone. Create a feature wall by using bold paper on just one wall or even around a chimney breast. Keep an eye out for great discount deals online to keep costs low. If you’re not the wallpaper type, then a quick coat of paint can transform a room.
Keep It Bright
Maximize the light in your room by removing heavy curtains and opting for some sun-sharing shades. Sheer and floaty fabrics mean that sunshine can filter into a room that doesn’t need an abundance of privacy or try blinds that you can roll up to create a bright and airy feel. It will make the room feel much bigger, will save your money on your electric bill, and natural sunlight is proven to fight off depression.
Add pillows, throws, lamps, and other accessories for an instant quick fix. If your floor is looking a little bare, search for a rug that will add warmth to the room or a gorgeous feature lamp that will make a statement.
Aim High, Spend Low
Charity shops and Facebook Marketplace are a great way to keep costs down if you have a lower budget. Check that item have fire retardant fabrics and give them a super good clean before placing in your home. If you’re feeling crafty, try some upcycling and give your new item a lick of paint. There are loads of fantastic tips online for transforming old furniture into totally new pieces.
If you’re ready to refresh your living space, then let us know what tips you’re going to try out!