Apart from a complete renovation of your living space, there are some easy and effective ways to transform your living room into a retreat for you and your family to enjoy. If your living room needs a spruce up, it doesn’t take much to create the private oasis you have been wanting. Here are a few tips to help you transform your living room.
Dress up the Windows
New blinds or even shutters can make your room look new again. There are speciality blind and shutter retailers like Stylewise Security with loads of experience in dressing up windows who can help you make the right choice for your room. Alternatively, you can buy ready-made curtains or have drapes tailor made.
Adding fresh paint to your walls is one of the easiest ways to freshen your living space. Don’t feel limited to creams and off whites. Try new colours and bright shades to add the ‘wow factor’ to your room. Get creative with wallpapers in funky designs or try adding a feature wall to liven things up. Update your family photos or buy (or make) a new large piece of art.
Choose a Theme
This can work a treat when you want to transform your room. Think about what you love and go with that. Perhaps it’s a crisp blue and white beach theme complete with shells; or maybe it’s loads of natural fibres and bamboo shades. There are plenty of magazine and lifestyle bloggers who can provide you with inspiration for your theme.
Use Flowers and Plants
Flowers and indoor plants can be like a breath of fresh air in a tired old room. Greenery provides life and flowers can create a beautiful scent. Potpourri can also do the job but ferns, wreaths and potted flora make a dramatic difference.
Fireplaces add a certain ambience to any room and can be a great way to make your living room an area loved by your whole family. Even in warmer climates, faux options are available to provide the look of a fireplace.
A New Rug
A well-placed rug can radically change the atmosphere and look of a room. A light mat in a dark room will change the scene dramatically. A colourful or abstract mat will add extra vibrancy in the room.
Re-Upholster the Room
Your lounge and pillows probably haven’t had a facelift since you first purchased them. An amazing way to brighten a boring room is to re-upholster the couches or seating. Choose bright, attractive colour and patterns and add vibrant contrasting cushions. If you can’t afford to reupholster, a good steam clean always brightens them up!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
It’s an old fashioned trick, but adding a large mirror to your living room walls will make the room look bigger.
The lightning has a dramatic effect on the ambience of a room. Get the beautiful lamp you have always wanted or add creative strip lighting above your cabinets. Fresh lighting will make it feel as though you have a whole new room.
Revitalising your living room is exciting and it can be easy. Try one or more of the ideas in this article and let the transformation begin.