You don’t have to spend thousands of pounds to do your living room over if all you are looking for is a few minor upgrades. A complete redecoration in your home can be expensive, especially if you are pulling up carpets and changing the colours on the walls. We tend to spend a lot of time in the living room. It’s where we will cuddledown to watch a TV show, or play a board game with the children. It’s also somewhere that you come to after a long day at work and you’re looking for something to relax it.
Making the most of your living room space is important, but so is sprucing it up. You can look up the regular sofas for sale or you can switch out your sofas for armchairs. You can change your carpets for vinyl flooring and add some rugs. These are quite big changes. If you just want to spruce up the place though, here are some of the ways that you can do that without a complete renovation along the way.
- Create a feature wall. You can use bold colours and huge patterns that can create a feature wall in one room. The living room has to be something you relax, so if your colour scheme right now is purple and silver for example, having one wall being made up with silver frames, mirrors and artwork versus all the purple and the rest of the room you can create quite a contrast.
- Have some furniture covers made. You might not be able to replace the sofas, even if you do find sofas for sale. Covers can really help though. Giving them a good deep clean first and then having the sofas plump back up again is a good way to help yourself to relax. You can buy stretchy covers rather than reupholstering the whole thing, and it could change the whole look of your sofa. Add new cushions and throws to change the way it looks completely.
- Add rugs. Rugs in the living room even on top of carpets can change the look of the living room quite dramatically. It’s quite an impactful thing to do to space when you’re trying to spruce it up. You don’t need to spend a fortune to get hold of a high quality rug, either because as long as you know the room measurements you can search for remnant pieces online or you can head to the local carpet store for off cuts.
- Upcycle where you can. That wooden bookshelf that you have in the corner could use a change of look, right? Sending it down and repainting it can give it a fresh look and can make the whole living room stand out. Upcycling is a good way to make the most of the things that you already have without having to spend too much money. You also get a chance to stretch your hobbies with some new skills that you never used.