Top Tips For Renovating Your Living Room

There are a number of relatively simple things you can do to make your living space look a bit nicer and improve the ambience.

If you’re looking at your living space and feel as though it could do with a lift, there are a number of relatively simple things you can do to make it look a bit nicer and improve the ambience. 

These don’t have to be big, expensive projects either. There are some relatively simple things you can do that don’t have to take too much time or effort. Of course, if you want to go a step or two further you always can.

Yahoo! recently shared some suggestions of how you can breathe new life into your living room, starting by simply rearranging your furniture.

Although you might have a feature, like a fireplace, that you want to remain the focal point, there are likely to be a number of ways in which you can rearrange your space.

Before you start, think about what you use the room for most - or what you’d like to use the space for more often. Work out how you can swap the furniture around to facilitate that. You can always try a different configuration and if it doesn’t work, move everything back.

Another option is to get rid of any furniture that no longer serves you or that’s seen better days. Refurnishing an entire room can be costly, so make sure that you’re only getting rid of things you really don’t want or need.

But investing in the odd new piece of furniture for your space can make a significant difference to the room’s appearance.

How much this costs will depend on what pieces of furniture you decide to replace. It’s likely to be a lot less costly to pick up a new table lamp than it is to buy a new sofa, for example.  

If your home doesn’t have a focal point and you want to arrange your furniture around something other than a TV, consider investing in gas fires in Stafford. Fitting a fireplace to your room can really change the dynamic and will make it feel much cosier in the winter.

And if your living room already has a fireplace, look at how you could freshen it up. Does it need a good clean? Could you retile the surround, or even paint the mantel in a different colour if it’s made of wood?

One obvious way to revamp a room is to paint the walls. Pick a colour that complements your furniture or art work to add a bit more personality into the space, rather than sticking with the same neutral decor.

Earlier this month, Homes and Property shared the findings of a survey by John Lewis, which found that the living room is the most-used room in the house for the majority of people.

The news provider advised people who are considering revamping this space to ‘zone’ the room before making any changes. That means deciding what areas will be for watching TV, doing paperwork or homework, playing and so on.

Once you’ve done this, you can start looking at the furniture you’ll need. The top advice is to make sure you measure carefully, especially if you’re buying a new sofa or other large item, to ensure it will fit in the space.


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