Ways to Improve the Living Room

Your living room serves an important function in your house. It’s where you unwind, relax, and – to put it simply – live. While other rooms like the kitchen or bathroom are there to be productive, and to serve a very specific purpose, living rooms can’t get by without being comfortable and great to look at.

If you’re getting tired of looking at the same four walls in your living room, then it might be time for a refresh. Often, you can get great results without spending much time or money. Let’s take a look at a few easy ways forward.

Paint an Accent Wall

Going for big, bold colors and patterns on every wall can tend to create something overwhelming. But doing so on just one wall can help to create some much-needed variety. An accent wall can either be a bolder variant of the colors elsewhere in the room, or it can be a deliberate contrast. Going for wallpaper might work just as well, too.

Change the Furniture

If your existing furniture is looking a little bit long in the tooth, then now might be a good time to swap it out for something a little different. This might mean a complete rethink, or it might mean applying a fresh coat of varnish to the coffee table. You can donate your existing furniture to a charity shop, or break it down and throw it into a skip.

Change the radiator

Radiators serve an important function. But they also have an aesthetic impact on the room. Designer radiators come in a range of colors and shapes, so you can easily find something that matches the existing décor. 

Find the best media stand

Having a lot of clutter underneath the television can be distracting. After all, it’s toward this part of the room that your attention is going to be directed for most of the time you sit in it. Come up with an elegant cabinet solution that fits in with the television and whatever nook it’s housed in.

Change the Skirting

Your skirting boards are a great way to add a visual flourish without being over-the-top. You’ll find them in a range of different configurations, and you can install them yourself if you know what you’re doing with a miter-saw. The same applies to your coving.

Hardwood floors

Hardwood is a great alternative to carpet – especially if you’re prone to dropping food and spilling drinks in this part of the house. Again, this is something you can install and finish yourself with the help of an online guide or two. Alternatively, you might look into ceramic tiles which mimic the look of real wood.