Does having a home décor team revamp the living room seem like a dream come true?
Of course we’d all love to win a home makeover, but instead of waiting to win one, take that ‘before’ photo now and get ready to give your living room a makeover.
Here are a few easy (and budget-friendly) ways to revamp your living room this weekend:
Highlight a feature
Paint makes a big difference. Use it to highlight a feature in the room and inject some colour by painting just one wall in a colour that complements the living room décor.
You could paint the wall around the TV, fireplace or the window with a great view out into the garden.
Move the furniture
It’s amazing how moving furniture around can refresh a room and even make it function better.
Rearrange the living room seating so that it faces the main focal point, like the TV screen, the view outdoors, or a fireplace.
While you’re moving the furniture around, you might as well attack surface clutter too.
Decluttering is the fastest way to transform a space from cramped and chaotic to calm and inviting. From the pile of dog-eared magazines to the ornaments you don’t like anymore, donate or recycle what you can.
See to the sofa
A sofa is the main piece of furniture in a living room, so of course it commands attention.
If you have the need and bucks, invest in a new sofa. However, if your budget is tight, you could do any of the following:
- Plan to get the sofa reupholstered
- Book a steam cleaning service to give it good clean
- Cover the sofa with an attractive throw
- Add a few colourful scatter cushions
Dress up blank walls with works of art.
Art doesn’t have to be expensive. Shop around for affordable art at flea markets, second-hand shops and student art exhibitions.
Alternatively, make your own. Simply frame and display your own photos and artworks.
Once you’re finished, take a photo and enjoy the satisfaction of making that ‘after’ happen all by yourself.