A change is always good! Well that’s what they say….If you are thinking of updating your home, then focusing on transforming one room at a time is a great place to start. The living room can often be the heart of the home and can be fairly easily transformed without too much trouble. Here are our 7 wonderful ways to transform your living room:
New blinds / curtains
We recently switched from curtains to roman blinds and I’m so glad we did. The curtains were feeling a bit dated and adding some contemporary soft grey blinds made such a difference. It has completely changed the look of the room. We measured the windows ourselves and ordered the blinds online. They were reasonable priced and didn’t take long to arrive.
Change your cushions
One of my favourite things to do to transform a room is decide on my new colour scheme and buy some lovely cushions to tie in with it. I’ll usually get a coordinated blanket with it too and always makes sure it works well with the blinds / curtains. If you are going for plain blinds, then I think it’s fine to jazz up the cushions and add in some patterns.
Consider new flooring
New flooring! What a way to transform a room. We recently moved away from having carpet downstairs and it has really changed the feel of the rooms. There are some super laminate flooring options out there at the moment. It is hard wearing, easy to keep clean and there are tons of different styles to choose from. Select a contemporary and cosy rug to complement your new cushions and you’ll be winning!
Switch up the pictures
I take great pleasure in choosing new prints and photos to put in my frames when I’m updating the living room. It doesn’t happen often but when I do decided to do it, I like to overhaul nearly all of the frames. Think about your new colour scheme when you are choosing the prints too and perhaps try to keep the frames plain (we have white) so that you can keep on using them regardless of what other colours you use in the room.
Another great tip is to create your own print or artwork. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your living room. For example, you can create a design with your favourite inspirational or motivational phrase. All you need is a computer, a printer, and a beautiful frame. To create the design itself, you can use a free editing software or tool, and download free premium fonts on a website like Creative Fabrica, a digital marketplace offering all kinds of creative assets for crafters and designers.
What about the lighting?
Lighting is so important in a room, especially the living room where I assume you enjoy relaxing. We rarely use the central living room and like having a couple of lamps instead. I also light candles each evening – a few pillar candles in the fireplace and some more candles on the mantle piece. The warm glow is so relaxing and new lamps can really transform the look and feel of a room.
Rearrange the furniture
Have you tried doing this? I used to rearrange the furniture in my room as a child all the time but until recently, hadn’t changed our furniture around much in my own home. Think about how it might change the room? If your neighbours have a similar layout, then see how they have arranged the furnitures in their living room too. Does it work better? Does it create more space? If you have quite a lot of seating, perhaps think about removing some of it or maybe even have a think about whether you could move the TV, almost changing the aspect of the room…
I hope you enjoy transforming your living room as much as I do? Let me know what you think in the comments below…