The living room is often one of the first spaces people notice. In fact, some interior designers call it a business card for the home. It’s the room where you entertain visitors and spend a little leisure time. Over the years, a living room will need a little refreshing. There are lots of ways to go about renewing your living room to your change in taste or just a change of pace. Check out these tips that can bring a new look and feel to your living room.
1. Accent Pieces
There are so many ways to accessorize your living room to give it renewed life. Something as simple as chic large ottomans can make a big difference to the look and functionality of the room. Adding decorative touches can update the space and be less expensive than a complete living room overhaul. The saying goes, “Attention is in the details,” but when it comes to your living room, attention is in the accents.
Changing the color of the room is a great way to change the look and feel of it. Think more of a color scheme than changing a single element’s color. By changing the tone of the room, you may not need to change any of the furnishings that are already there. A simple sofa cover can help you change the color of larger furniture, but reupholstering furniture is also a good option. When you change the color palette of your living room, even the older things will appear renewed.
The walls aren’t just for setting furniture up against, they’re also a big part of your living room decor. There are a lot of things that can be done to the walls of the room, after all, it’s the biggest canvas in the room. You can paint an accent wall, add some textured wallpaper, or add molding. As long as it pairs well with your theme and color scheme, you’re going to wonder whose living room you’re in.
A new area rug, wall-to-wall carpet, or refinishing the existing hardwood flooring is going to be the sort of big yet subtle change that is going to breathe new life into your living room. When you change the color or texture of the floor in a room, you’re altering the contrast with light and ultimately the effect on furniture and accessories. Be adventurous and play with the size, color, pattern, and design of your flooring to find the look that is going to best complement the theme of the room.
5. Have a Plan
Last, but not least, is having a well-thought-out plan to start with. If you’re not sure where to start, it can be extremely helpful to flip through a few magazines or have a consultation with an interior designer. You can even leverage a design application or software to properly visualize your plan. Having a plan to start your living room revamp is going to improve your chances of successfully creating a look and feel that you’re going to love for years to come. Who knows? You might only need to rearrange the furniture and change a few pillows or lampshades.
Now that you know how to go about renovating your living room without having to rearrange your life, you can feel more comfortable and assured of renovating the room. Whether it’s as simple as rearranging the furniture or painting the walls, you can update your living room effectively keeping these tips in mind.