Every once in a while, we all get bored of how our living room looks. It might be that you moved in years ago and haven’t changed it since, or it may be that you just need a change. The living room is often the heart of the home, so you obviously want it clean and pretty at all times. It is a space for relaxing, unwinding, hobbies, and communicating. Not to mention to occasional nap on the couch.
They are lovely, comfy, and the heart of the living room. But often we have them for more than 15 years before we upgrade. They have more than had their rough days, and some stains just won’t leave. Yet, you find it challenging to think of a room where you don’t have that sofa. Instead of splashing out on a new sofa, things about getting it covered instead. If there are few bits less than stuff, you can restuff them when you change the covers.
You can even have custom made covers if you want to.
Your living room tables sees a lot of action. For kids coloring in, to coffee rings left over a good chat. It is worth having a solid coffee table that has an easy clean top like marble coffee tables do. If you invest in a good quality one, it will last for years, and when you decide to give the whole room a makeover, this investment piece can be your inspiration.
Deep Clean & Declutter
Get your Marie Kondo on and give the room a really deep clean and declutter. Move the furniture, give the rug a good scrub, dust high and low. All shelves and even the door. When it comes to decluttering, try to go with the rule that if you don’t use it, don’t love it or it has no purpose, it is time to say goodbye.
Donate what is still of high quality, and scrap the rest. Unless you are really into upcycling, which can keep something back to create with.
Artwork can make a really big impact on your living space. You might have nothing up right now and are looking to put something interesting on the walls. If you can’t afford to invest in big pieces of art, then consider framing prints. They look stunning, and the frame makes them look better in an instant. You can also create a gallery wall, where you mount your favorite photos and postcards and set them up in an exciting way on the wall.
You don’t have to spend a lot of cash to create a space that you fall in love with all over again. But, simply a big clean and moving some pieces around can make a really big impact. You might also think about displaying your favorite collectibles, in all that new found space.
The final quick tip is that a well place rug can make a room instantly feel warmer, more significant, lighter, or darker depending on where you place it.