You may have spent the last few weeks and months looking at your living room and wondering what you can do to brighten up the place. Regardless of whether you have been in your current home for years or have recently just moved in, we all get tired of looking at the same surroundings every day.
However, many people make the wrong assumption that upgrading the living room costs a significant amount of time and money. But whether you have a budget to stick to or not, there are simple ways to upgrade your living room and transform your living environment.
Add a Feature Wall
Simply changing one wall in the room can make all the difference to the décor and the atmosphere of your living room, and it is a much quicker alternative to redecorating every wall. You may decide to paint or wallpaper one wall in a standout color or print, or utilize fabric wall hangings as a cheap but effective way to brighten up a blank space. Either way, this can transform your living space, upgrade the room, and help you to bring a bit of your own personality to an otherwise blank canvas.
Buy a New Rug
Carpeting your living room can cost a considerable amount of money, so if you want to upgrade the space without the pressure on your bank account, then you can add a new rug instead. Not only is a rug a much cheaper alternative, but it can make your room much cozier and take your décor to the next level.
From jute rugs to rag rugs, and even sheepskin rugs, there are plenty of options to choose from. But don’t feel like you are restricted to only one rug per room. You can mix up patterns and textures for that warm and welcoming style.
Upgrade Your Furniture
When looking to upgrade your living room, we recommend that you take the time to make practical as well as aesthetic changes to the space. We suggest that you look at upgrading your furniture to make it a comfortable and relaxing room in your house. Your living room should be an area where you can unwind, so you absolutely need one of these chairs to give your body the care and comfort it needs after a long day.
Add Some Accessories
Upgrading your living room doesn’t have to include any significant or dramatic changes, but instead can just mean adding some new accessories to brighten the place up. From changing your scatter cushions on the sofa to update the color scheme, to adding some photographs of your loved ones in elegant photo frames, you can really transform your living space.
Remember to surround yourself with your favorite things, so if you are an avid reader, you may decide to add a bookshelf with your books on show. This is a great storage option but can also create a fresh new look. A green plant or shrub is also a welcome accessory to put your own stamp on a blank space. The great thing about using houseplants to decorate your space is that there are an unlimited number of ways to style or display them. Draw attention to your favourite house plants by using decorative pots that compliment your existing interior scheme. Or for a more casual, bohemian vibe make a statement of your greenery by hanging macrame plant hangers.
Mix Up the Lighting
When it comes to living room lighting, it is important that you get it exactly right. It is beneficial to have a mix of both functional and relaxing lighting options available, so that you can set the vibe, depending on what activity you are using your living room for.
Your living room is a multi-functional room. Ensure that the lighting reflects this. Floor and table lamps are perfect for creating relaxing evening lighting.
These five simple but effective changes can make all the difference when upgrading your living room. Which changes are you going to make?