Top Tips for Revamping your Living Room and to Make it Better in 2023

Redecorating our homes is a favorite activity for a lot of people. Being able to change the décor and furniture of the rooms in our home can give a breath of fresh air to the house. We spend most of the time we are awake in our homes in the living room, so some would say this is the most important room in the house. 

Ensuring that your living room is decorated exactly as you want it to be is very important. It is the room you will spend time in to relax after work. You will also use this room to entertain friends and family and spend time with your loved ones when at home. Having a room that is comfortable and nicely decorated will make a big difference to how you feel when in that room. 

If you are planning to redecorate your living room, or if you would just like to refresh the room, we have some ideas about how you can achieve this.

Full Redecoration 

The first option if you are unhappy with your living room is a full redecoration. Sometimes what we need is a full overhaul of a room to give a breath of fresh air. This could be as simple as a change of paint colour, a paint refresh in the same colour, or a full change of wallpaper. There is nothing better than freshly decorated walls when you walk into a room. 

Changing the colour of your living room, whether paint or wallpaper, can make a big difference, especially if you change to a lighter colour. A lighter colour can really open up a room, giving the illusion of more space and helping a room to look and feel brighter and warmer. To explore further details on how a skilled painting contractor can assist you in achieving these remarkable changes, feel free to get more info about them here.

This is not a small task for the main room in your home, especially if you have a lot of furniture in the room. It is best to complete a full redecoration all at once for a room, in our experience. Completing the redecoration in this way means that there will only be upheaval in that room once. You will be required to move or remove furniture from the room to get access to the walls to redecorate.

If you can move all of your furniture into one area away from the walls, there is no need to remove every item of furniture. You will, however, need to ensure that you have enough cloth to cover your furniture to avoid damage when decorating. You do not need to buy expensive decorating cloths to cover your furniture. We find that old tablecloths or bedsheets will work just as well, providing they are thick enough and big enough to cover the furniture well. 

You may wish to combine redecorating the room with one of the other options we have covered below. If you are changing furniture at the same time as redecorating, this can make the redecoration process easier, as you can remove the old furniture before decorating. This will give you more space to decorate and also will remove the need to protect your existing furniture while decorating. 

Changing Furniture

Changing the furniture in your living room is another excellent way to revamp the room. You may wish to do this after or during a full room redecoration, especially if you are changing the color scheme of the room and your old furniture no longer matches the new scheme. 

You should always ensure that the furniture you choose for your living room is comfortable, like bean bags with foam, and something you are happy to spend time sitting on while relaxing. This will make a big difference in how you are able to relax in your living room.

The important thing to remember when changing your living room furniture is to ensure that you do not put too much in each room. An over-cluttered living room will feel smaller and more cramped, undoing the feeling of space and light that the decorating can give you. 

You can buy furniture sets for each room in your home from furniture companies which will help to control the amount of furniture in each room. Before purchasing any new furniture, you should ensure that you have measured the space that you have so that each piece of furniture will fit into the room. 

If you are unsure of the type of furniture that you want to have in your room, you can get ideas from web searches such as living room furniture in the UK. You can then view images and examples of the furniture in rooms of all sizes, shapes, and colors. 

Refresh your Accessories 

The third option to revamp your living room is to change the accessories that you have in the room. You could do this at the same time as redecorating the room or changing the furniture, or do all three at once. 

Alternatively, you could only change the accessories in the room first to see if this is enough of a change in the room to help it feel refreshed. A change in accessories is a great way for a room to feel refreshed without a big upheaval or a considerable amount of money being spent. 

If your room is decorated in neutral tones and colors, then we recommend bright pops of color with your accessories and any artwork that you have in your living room to break up the neutral colors. Little bits of color brought into a room through the accessories can also help to make a room feel bigger and brighter. 

However, if you fill a room with too many accessories or if you do not theme your accessories, this can result in the space looking and feeling extremely cluttered. You should avoid having too many accessories in one place or on one surface within your living room. 

For more advice about accessorizing living rooms, you can look for hints and tips depending on the size of the room and the type of accessories you have or would like to buy. 

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.