Do you cherish the heartwarming conversations with your family and the movie time with your partner and kids? Yes, these are the most precious moments of your life. Well, the living room is where all the entertainment and family time takes place. Here we relax, lounge around, drink coffee, eat takeaway dinner, and binge-watch all our favorite TV shows. And now, especially during the COVID-19 era, we are spending more time indoors. No wonder we start itching for a change soon enough. Of course, you cannot go for a full-blown renovation in today’s economy. But you can certainly update it with your creativity.
The following are the seven easy tips and tricks to brighten and refresh your living room:
1. Repaint The Walls
Changing the wall paint is another great idea for brightening your living room. And you can easily do it yourself. Just don the pair of your DIY dungarees and get painting. You can either paint one wall for a pop of color or repaint the entire room for a new look. Neutral colors look best in a living room. But you can also add a splash of color by painting one in a brighter, eye-catching shade.
But before starting to paint, clear out space. Moving the furniture aside might work for one wall. But if you are repainting the whole room, consider renting an affordable self storage unit to keep your furniture and other belongings safe. That way you don’t have to worry about the paint damaging your expensive furniture.
2. Rearrange The Furniture
Another easy way to upgrade your living room is by rearranging the furniture. If you are following the same traditional living room layout, try something new. Instead of pushing the sofas against the walls, arrange them in the center.Additionally, you can change the cushions or throw in a sofa slipcover to make it look new. You can also replace the TV with artwork to make it the focal point. Experiment with new positions with the coffee too. That is an excellent way to redecorate the living room without spending a penny.
3. Reduce The Visual Clutter
Hardware wires are not the only visual clutter. Sometimes over-decorated walls, patterned rugs, and textured surfaces have too much going on. If your wall gallery is too full, try lightening it a bit. You can also install some wall shelves over the TV cabinet and make it a media center. Collect the wires sprawling all over the room and store them in a wire rack. Now hand this wire rack out of sight. You can also disguise wires using twine or ribbons and make them a part of décor.
4. Create A Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are a trend that has stood against the test of time. It is a great way to fill up a blank wall and give to some personality. Instead of buying costly artworks, you can make some yourself and frame them. You can also frame photos, interesting cut-outs, records, or even fabric or wallpaper pieces. Artfully arrange them to create an attractive and attention-grabbing display.
5. Add Some House Plants
Nothing can make your living more alive than a plant. Houseplants bring a breath of fresh air. They add color, fragrance, and shape to your tired looking living space. And if you don’t trust yourself to care for them, you can always get realistic faux flowers or plants. That will add some natural element to the room. In short, natural or artificial, plants are an easy win to add to your design arsenal.
6. Incorporate A Mural
Instead of spending ages painting or pasting one yourself, you can easily find some gorgeous, large-scale prints. Once you have them, you can hang them up beautifully. They are great for decorating purposes as they are not permanent. Unlike paint or wallpaper, you can easily take it off and replace it with a new one.
7. Invest In Some Great Lighting
Updating the lighting is a splendid idea to add warmth and ambiance to your living room. Bright lights arranged at different heights around the living room make it look like an over-lit surgical. Layer the lights in a way that they create relaxing pools of light. Both floor and table lamps do an excellent job of softening the lighting. They quickly change the mood and add a more welcoming feel to your living room.
The desire for a change and the creeping dissatisfaction with everyday things is the turning point of our lives. You can quickly achieve your goal by making smart decisions and sticking to your budget. Your living room makeover does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. By investing in the right quality fixtures and elegant lighting, you can achieve the desired look for less.