July 10, 2019

4 Interior Design Tips to Transform Your Livingroom

If you don’t feel totally at ease in your home anymore, your living room might need an update. We spend so much time in our living rooms that we hardly notice when the décor no longer speaks to us.

But redecorating the biggest room in the house means the most work and the greatest expense, right? Not necessarily. These tips will help you achieve a fresh effect without a complete overhaul.

Take Stock

If you and your décor have grown apart over the years, your living room is a prime candidate for a revamp. Often the biggest room in the house, the living room comprises a large part of your space. But once you’ve decided to go for it, don’t rush into anything. Before you start replacing your old stuff with your recent decor favorites, spend some quiet time in the space on your own, understanding what still works for you and what doesn’t. Consider who you are as a person now and decide how to make your mark on your new space. 

Hire an Interior Designer 

Often it takes a fresh (and trained) pair of eyes to spot a small update that will make a big difference to your space. If you have an interior designer you trust, ask them to take a look and suggest a couple of ways you could refresh the vibe. Of course, you could call in your local removalist and present your interior designer with a blank canvas, but you don’t necessarily have to start from scratch to completely transform your living room. If your living space is in need of a makeover and you aren’t ready, or can’t afford, to go the whole hog, calling in a professional is a great way to zero-in on one or two updates that will give you the most bang for your buck.

Revitalize Your Color Scheme

A fresh coat of paint in a fresh color can do wonders for a room. When you pick a color, use an accent from another feature in the room, like your carpet or curtains, while steering clear of colors that are dominant already. And who says walls are the only part of the room that can benefit from paint? A new coat of paint can transform old furniture, or add interest by painting your skirting boards, doorframes or mantelpiece.

Retire That Old Couch

If you’re still lounging on the couch you picked up from a charity shop as an undergraduate, chances are you’ve outgrown it, even if you feel attached for sentimental and comfort reasons. But imagine walking into a living room: the lounge suite makes a big impression, style-wise. If you’re going for a contemporary vibe but your couch hails from the 1970s, the overall effect is going to suffer. If you’re looking for a living room update, sometimes just switching out, or even reupholstering your couch can bring the look up to date. 

If you’re bored with your living room, don’t put off making yourself feel at home because you aren’t in the mood to do a complete overhaul. Just a few key updates can make a world of difference if you’re smart about additions or replacements. These tips will help you achieve a refreshing new look with minimal work.


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  8. Great tips for transforming a living room! Taking stock of the space and considering personal style is essential. Hiring an interior designer can provide fresh insights and cost-effective updates. A new color scheme, including painting furniture and accents, can bring a room to life. And retiring an outdated couch can make a significant style impact. These ideas inspire me to refresh my living room without a complete overhaul. Thank you for sharing!