I love using what I have around the house and doing some strategic rearranging to give the living room a lovely new look.
Think welcoming and cozy as you make changes.
4 Steps Make Over Your Living Room in One Day
The first step is to rearrange your furniture! No duh right? This is of course if you can. Sometimes there is only so much room in. your living room for the couch let alone moving it. Or you only have one wall where the bookshelf must go. But! If you have the room move your furniture around. I used to live in a 2 bedroom apartment where I moved the furniture seasonally. 2 couches, end tables and a bookshelf. Be creative. Group chairs and couches together to make cozy seating arrangements. Your sofa can go against a wall or it can provide a breaking point between the living room and dining room if you have an open concept thing happening. If you have a fireplace tuck comfy chairs and couches around it. Tables can go to the side or even against a wall. Drag that console table from the front hall and place it behind your couch! Voila! New look
Next clear off cluttered spaces. Clean and clear tops can make a HUGE difference in the look of your room. Clear off any tables, piano tops, and mantles. Only put back the bare necessities. Use baskets or dual purpose furniture for excess that must be in the living room. Be spare in showing off collections. If you have a ton then rotate what is shown monthly or seasonally.
Add a plant or two. Do you have plants in your living room? You should. Plants are a nice addition to any room. Not only for what they do for the air but also aesthetically. If you have a big plant all the better. Place it on the floor near a window, beside a couch or any other attractive place. Okay and just in case your suffers from the same ailment my living room does, lack of light, a silk plant can work in a pinch. It adds that special green touch even though you will be missing the health benefits.
Finally repurpose. Pull unused baskets, rugs, and blankets from your storage areas or rooms that can also use a new look. Use the baskets to contain things on table tops (Don’t overdo it no more than one please). Try to match the baskets to your decor. If they don’t fit in don’t use them. Decorative boxes can also be used. Large baskets are lovely for holding throw blankets and can go in corners or under tables. Baskets can also be used to contain reading material such as magazines. Use rugs to bring your conversation groupings together. If you don’t have a spare or one that is not working in another room don’t sweat it. Move on. Use a spare blanket as a throw on your couch. Again one is plenty.
The ideas is to have fun with this and expand your thinking when it come to what you have and your home decor. Look over catalogues and what you get in the mail for ideas.