Chances are you spend most of your time in your living room when at home (or is it a close second with the kitchen?) and so it’s natural that after a certain amount of time it might start to look tired or in need of a little refresh. And updating your living room is actually much quicker and cheaper than you think it is! Don’t believe us? Read on…
1. Smooth talker
Vinyl flooring has come on in leaps and bounds; technology has allowed for better printing techniques and so the patterns have never looked as realistic! Easy to maintain and keep clean, as well as being perfect for busy family homes, vinyl is also a quick and easy way to update any room on a budget. Whether you’re after a tile pattern or a wood effect, we’ve got a whole world of choices for you!
2. Paint it black
Or white. Or grey. Or navy. Or pale pink. Any colour will do really. Even a simple lick of paint can do wonders for a room! Just don’t forget to give the skirting boards, doors and ceiling another coat if you have time, too.
3. Accessorise this
Sometimes even the simplest of changes is enough to revitalise a room. Updating your cushions, pictures in photo frames, introducing plants or hanging a new mirror are all quick and easy ways to refresh your room. Make even more of an impact by opting for accessories that are in a completely different colour scheme to your current one – we’re after the wow factor here!
4. Changing places
Never be afraid to move furniture around! Swap the location of your sofa or favourite arm chair and open up parts of your living room that you never really noticed before. Create cosy corners and welcoming snugs by pushing chairs up against different walls or blocking out new parts of an open plan living space – just make sure you can still see the TV, of course!
5. Upcycle for the win
Old bookcases and cabinets can be given a second life simply by being repainted or decorated with strips of wallpaper –a great way to use up leftover paints and wallpaper.
6. Rug story
Whether you’ve just splashed out on a fancy new floor or your current one is looking tired, adding a stylish rug can take any room from drab to fab! After a simple and timeless design or something bold to really make an impact? Our collection has something for everyone and for every budget!
7. The magic of carpets
Of course we were always going to mention carpets, the clue is in the name… carpets are so popular for living rooms as they’re warm, cosy, provide noise insulation and of course, are super soft! Go for a timeless look with greys, creams and beiges or if you’re feeling brave, splash out on an on-trend patterned carpet to really let your floor do the talking.
8. Light it up
Introducing a new lamp, updating a light fixture or buying a brand-new ceiling light can make the world of difference to your living room – after all, lighting has such an effect on mood and the ambience of a room. Eye-catching statement designs will create an instant focal point and will look stylish for years to come. Top tip: if you can, buy lights with dimmer options to create a cosy atmosphere.
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