Create a fresh, fun and vibrant look in your living room that is affordable and easy to do over a weekend. Get the family to pitch in and declutter the room before you begin. Remove magazines, plants and accessories that look outdated. Once you have spruced up the room, it’s time to add on a few easy updates to jazz up your space.
Rearrange the layout
Reposition your existing furniture to give it a better flow and create better conversation areas. Walk through the house and borrow pieces from other rooms that will look good in the living room. A few clever changes are all you need to impress guests into thinking your living room underwent a complete makeover.
Go through all your home accessories on display shelves, coffee tables and side tables. Remove pieces that are collecting dust and crowding the shelves. Keep only a small collection of your best loved pieces from your travels or with sentimental value. Display your accessories in groups; combine items that share similar colours, textures and character. Sometimes even a few simple items can look attractive as it is more about how you display it that really counts.
Find new spaces for paintings you already have by moving something from one room into another. You’ll be surprised how a vibrant piece of tapestry hanging previously in your bedroom looks even better over your sofa in the living room. Mix and match old artwork with newer pieces and see how it breathes new life into different walls in the room.