There’s nothing worse than feeling that your house looks tired and boring, especially if it’s the living room that’s making you feel down. This tends to be the space that you relax in and is the first place that visitors see when they enter your home. You feel the need to do something about it, to make it look exciting again, but the problem is that often you just don’t have the budget for an extreme make over. Luckily, we’re here to give you some tips on little touches that can give your home an instant fresh feel and that won’t break the bank.
Add cushions: It’s surprising what a difference it can make by simply adding a cushion or two to your couch. They can help change the colour scheme of the room, they can help draw the attention away from other areas, and they can also make a room feel so much more cosy and homely. If you want to stand out from the crowd, then try a brightly coloured cushion or one with an eye catching pattern.
Give the walls a lick of paint: Trying out a new colour can add depth to a room; darker colours tend to make a room feel smaller whilst lighter colours can make it feel brighter and more open. If you feel that painting the entire room is too big a chore, then why not try painting just the one wall? Feature walls are a great way of giving a room energy as well as a contemporary vibe.
Put up some framed photographs: Remember all the lovely times that you’ve had with your family and friends over the years and feature some of your favourite memories in your living space. They’ll be a talking point when people come over and it gives the room a more personal feel. You could buy wooden frames to keep the look simple or try ones with unusual patterns to make your photographs look more unique.
Lay down a statement rug: Rugs can make a space look more chic and can anchor the room by being the focal point of attention. They add texture to the space and the good news is that it’s possible to get good quality rugs to suit most budgets, perfect for making a statement.
Rearrange the room: This tip doesn’t require any budget at all! Try changing the layout of the room. You never know, moving your coffee table into a different position or changing where the TV is could have a big influence on the overall look of the room.
Little changes really do make a difference in the grand scheme of things. Hopefully we’ve inspired you to try out something new in your living space. Let us know if you have any tips of your own, we’d love to hear from you.