For many people, redecorating the living room is an expensive project that is far down on the priority list, but after months of looking at the same bare walls and random furniture pieces you end up reaching a certain breaking point and enough is enough.
There are lots of ways in which you can revive your living room and create a whole new look, without overspending or breaking the bank.
Follow these useful tips and tricks to help you transform your living area and create a space you can wind down and relax in.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when redecorating a room is choosing the wrong palette, or at least a palette that has specific colours that don’t go with anything. You want your colour palette to be bright and welcoming, but easy to work with, as this makes it much easier when it comes to introducing fabrics and furniture pieces to the room.
The most popular colour palette for the living room is one made up of creams, beiges, yellows and greys. This works so well because you can choose furniture pieces of a similar colour to fit into the décor well, complementing these with some bolder accessories and finishing touches that bring a little more character to the room.
If you want to change the overall look of your living room without making many changes at all, then wallpaper is the option for you. Introducing a bold wallpaper style to your living room will create an instant focal point that changes the whole dynamic of the room, which in turn will create a brand-new look.
You often find that sticking to one feature wall works better than covering all four walls with a bold design, as this can overcrowd the room and create a busy, unsettled feel. Keep your wallpaper choice tied in with your colour palette for the best effect, with bold finishing touches to enhance the overall look you’re wanting to achieve in the living room.
Creating a new look within your living room is guaranteed to give your home a new lease of life, as well as giving you a fresh mind-set. You want to create a space where you can relax, wind down and chill out, so it’s important to have the right features within your living room to help you do so.
The most important detailing has to be the television stand. It doesn’t matter what kind of television you have, you can create a dramatic focal point with bold detailing by introducing an oak tv unit or glass display shelving, you can instantly transform the television are and make it pop with character. Similarly, you may find that your current sofas and chairs are in perfect condition and don’t require replacing just yet, so adding some bold cushions or a colourful throw to the mix will help lift the atmosphere and create a fresh, homely feel.
The most important thing to remember when redecorating your living room is to budget. Whilst you’re not changing the whole room, in order to be savvy and save some pennies you need to know exactly what you want and get it for the very best price. Sticking to a budget is the best way of managing your costs/spending and making sure you don’t go over the top or get carried away when buying gorgeous cushions or a designer throw.