Sometimes minor changes can have a significant effect of how a room appears. Over the years, your rooms will tend to fill with clutter, and the space that once felt neat and open may become muddled and cramped. This is why it’s important to update the space where you spend most of your time, and that’s the living room. This is the space where you spend time with your family and friends and it needs to be as inviting as it can be.
Let in natural light
Natural light gives life to a room. Swap heavy curtains with light-weight blinds and see how much your living room will appear and just how much daylight you get with less fabric. Blinds are by far less expensive than heavy curtains, which is a plus. Remember, you need to keep everything within a budget.
Change your colors
Repainting your living room is perhaps the most transformational update. Get your color scheme and mood board together to avoid mistakes. If your living room receives a fair share of knocks, then pick a hard-wearing paint. Standard paints will wear out and need re-doing sooner, so they might not be as economical as they first appear.
Create a new view
Moving furniture around will increase the sense of space. However, if you’re moving things around, try to give it an objective eye. Don’t just stick to that differently-size furniture to use a space better, maybe try something out of the ordinary like losing a redundant door, moving the doorway or installing a modern TV stand. You can as well replace your horizontal radiator with a vertical one and see the result.
Light up your living room
Lighting is key in any home makeover. It comes down to things like simplifying your window treatments or replacing a shaded lamp with an unshaded one to brighten and freshen your living room. You should also install a dimmer to get the right light balance to create a moodier ambience. Try lighting up your living room at different levels to give a layered 3D effect.
Paint the interior window trims
The paint on your window trims will flake over time, and you’ll need to repaint them to freshen the look in your living room without breaking the bank. A fresh paint on your window trims will instantly revive the look and deliver an easy update to your living room.
The living room is the first place you get into when you get home. It’s also the place you relax, chat with a friend, or watch a movie. Therefore, you should always keep it updated with the fast pace of life.