Seven tips for reinventing your living room

Seven tips for reinventing your living room


Posted 29th Oct 2015

If you feel the need to spruce up your living room to herald in the new season don't worry about widespread decorating

Reinventing the room can sometimes be as simple as de-cluttering and re-arranging! So don't stress; instead follow our tips to modernise your room and get the look your room needs!

1 Avoid unnecessary clutter

Try and keep your room looking as simple as you can. As such avoid having too many styles knocking about and ensure you have nothing out that you don't need. Minimalism can help to give your room a more noticeable identity and allows it to breathe.

 Clutter
[Image: Period Ideas]

2 Fix the fifth wall!

The ceiling can often be overlooked when the decorating frenzy takes hold, with the immediate priority of getting your walls looking spick and span taking over. But whether you opt for a fresh white or a colour which coordinates with the rest of the room, be sure to use gloss paint which will help give the ceiling a certain glow.

Ceilings
[Image: Bellacor] 

3 Paint around the walls

While the job of decorating the entire four walls of a room seems like a daunting challenge, just sprucing up the trim of your window with a standout colour will present a vividly fresh look.

4 Decorate the walls

Old advertisements and signs will make a fantastically different form of wall art, giving your room a quirky kick. Retro is very much in so make the most of this!

 wallart
[Images: apartment therapy; kitchen print art, £12 at Etsy]

5 Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Simply adding a mirror to your wall will help to give the impression that your room is more spacious than it is. The oldest trick in the book you say? It's still as useful as ever we say!

6 Re-arrange your furniture

Give your room a completely different feel by re-jigging it's appearance. Move the coffee table into a more central position, dig out that old vase and add some flowers and before you know it you've removed that stagnant feeling and added a vibrant new feeling without having to spend too much.

CoffeeTable
[Image: hgtv] 

7 Colour your couch

This one won't require paint, you'll be pleased to hear! Instead just buy a colourful cushion or two to give yourself an explosion of expression if your room otherwise feels bland. Throws remain another option, and can add some visual variety to your room.

[Header image: source]





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