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7 Ways You Can Easily Refresh & Spruce Up Your Living Room

Redoing your living room is a task that needs your utmost attention. You want to do something different to make the space stand out, but also don’t want to go overboard. Whether it is the furniture, the décor pieces, the art or even tiles for the living room, the space will speak volumes about what the personalities of the people living in the house are like. If you want to spruce up the way your living room looks, if you want to do something different by not spending much or investing too much thought into it, here are some easy and thoughtful ways you can refresh your living room.

  • Improve The Wall

Instead of just painting the wall, do something different and experiment with the space. Choose one wall of your liking and create an accent wall. You can make that space personal by hanging up pictures of your childhood or school days, you can put up pictures of your family, you can even hang pieces of art that you have worked on, or even use bold patterned tiles to add some zing to the space. The key is to make sure that the feature or the accent wall stands out and grabs the attention the moment someone enters the room.

  • Upgrade Your Flooring

When you are looking at upgrading your living room it is best to understand if the flooring also needs an upgrade. This will enhance the life of your space and make it look new and fresh. Switch up your floor tiles to make your living room look different. There are various factors to consider while choosing the floor tile for living room. Durability, finish, design, and colour are some of the key points to keep in mind while choosing the right tile for your space.

  • Enhance Lighting

Any space, whether big or small, gets enhanced with ample light. If natural light is not easily available, you can add light sources that will lighten up the space. You can further enhance the quality of light in your living room by adding mirrors, energy-efficient light bulbs, and even chandeliers (if the space allows!) Alternatively, table lamps and bed lamps can be used for moments for when you don’t need light for the entire room. They also act as a great visual addition from a home decor aspect. 

  • Use Trendy Furniture

Furniture helps add character to any space – contemporary or vintage, functional or aesthetic, you can achieve all these looks by selecting the right furniture. To make the living room more lively and in line with the trends, choose furniture that is more practical and consumes less space. For instance, opt for flexible furniture that can be transformed. Modular sofas and shelving units are just some ways that you can utilise the existing space to the maximum. If you don’t want to invest in new furniture, you can even think of smartly rearranging the furniture or changing the upholstery to give the same furniture a new look.

  • Manage Storage

It is a well known fact that Indian homeowners and families love storage space. Which is why, allocating space for storage, yes even in living rooms, has become absolutely essential! A sideboard or a centre table can also act as a decorative room separator without making the room feel smaller. And, it is also quite accessible for snacks, books, DVDs as and when required. 

  • Use Shelves

When nothing else works, shelves do! Floating shelves and smaller ones around nooks of the living room make for a great option to smartly increase the storage space. They add a certain kind of aesthetic value that speaks of your personality. Keep your living room organised and tidy by maximising vertical space. 

  • Space The Room Smartly

Having done all of the above, it is important that you space out the room smartly. Otherwise, the space might end up looking like a cluttered mess. Ensure there is enough space between furniture and other furnishings so that the living room doesn’t look too cluttered. Let the light come in through the windows as much as possible and do not obstruct the window in any way.

Sprucing up your living room doesn’t mean that you need to spend a ton of money. You can make do with a little changes here and there to breathe a fresh life into the space. Whether it is upgrading the curtains or the door mats, the change of an appliance, the addition of a well placed rug or just changing up the upholstery of the furniture, if done rightly, your living room will end up looking as good as new. 

About the author: Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.

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