5 Easy Steps To Create a New Look for Your Living Room

If you’re not happy with the way your living room looks, then you don’t have to worry about spending a small fortune to make some changes. You don’t have to set aside whole days to redecorate and refurbish, and you don’t need to seal off your living room and declare it ‘out of bounds’ for a whole weekend. In fact, here are five fast changes that take very little effort and will make your living room look better than ever.

Let In Light

Leaving your curtains closed can make a room feel smaller. Natural light is good for your mood and your health, and can make your room feel spacious, modern and more refreshing. Even when open, thick curtains can frame a window and take attention away from the outside world. Consider buying thin voile curtains, which let the light in even when they’re closed. They’ll make a space look more open and airy, and will add a touch of style to a room.

Reupholster your Furniture

Changing the colour of your furniture is one of the biggest ways to make changes, short of painting the walls and changing the floor. You don’t have to buy all new furniture, and it’s incredibly cheap and easy to add furniture covers in a whole new colour and style. Furniture covers can be stretched over your existing chair or sofa, tucked under cushions, secured in place and made smooth in less than half an hour, to give your furniture a brand new look. Furniture reupholstery is a more time-consuming process, but results in a stronger and more permanent finish.

Buy a New Picture

Framed pictures and canvas pictures are great purchases that attract the eye, and work as conversation starters when people come to visit. They can be changed easily – it takes just a minute to remove an old frame and replace the picture – and they’re ideal if you want your living room to represent your interests and personality. Buy a canvas print of your favourite family photograph, a beautiful landscape or a landmark that holds a special place in your heart to make your lounge feel more homely.

Move Your Furniture

You don’t need to buy new furniture to give your room a new look. Changing the angle of your sofa, moving your TV to a new corner or switching the location of your coffee table can make a room feel completely different. It can be refreshing to see your room from a new position, even if everything in it is the same.

Bring the Outside In

No, this isn’t about digging up the garden and traipsing soil through the house. However, a few potted plants can really make a room more refreshing. One of the quickest ways to create a new focal point is to go out and buy a bouquet of fresh flowers to sit on the coffee table or stand by the fireplace. Plants are good for our health, and one of the cheapest ways to make our living rooms look new.

Have we missed anything? What’s your best tip for changing your living room quickly and easily? Comment below, and share your knowledge.

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