1. Move Furniture
Rearranging the furniture in your home is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to revamp your space. Choose a focal point in your living room and move the furniture around it. Don’t forget to consider traffic flow to avoid having to squeeze by a chair or couch to get to another part of the room. Make sure you lift furniture properly and have some assistance with the heavier pieces.
2. Add New Throw Pillows
Throw pillows can add comfort and pops of colour to your couch. There are a variety of options you can choose from such as pillows with eccentric designs to faux fur. Plus, there’s no long-term commitment with throw pillows. You can swap them for different seasons and holidays.
3. Organize Bookshelves
A simple way to update the space in your living room is to organize any bookshelves. Get creative in the way you want to display books and accessories. Consider stacking books both horizontally and vertically for aesthetically pleasing results.
4. Go Green
Add indoor greenery to your living room by displaying houseplants. They help brighten up a room and add colour to it. Placing an assortment of succulents and cacti on shelves is trendy and eye-catching. For larger houseplants, you can use a vibrant plant stand or decorative pot for them.
5. Update Wall Art
Swap photos or paintings on your wall with some new artwork. Whether it’s custom art or purchased from the store, new images can add style and personality to a room. It’s a simple home update that won’t take too much time and is cost-effective.
6. Fancy Floating Shelves
Floating wall-mount shelves are all the rage. They are practical for storage reasons and are stylish for showcasing accessories, photos and houseplants. Floating shelves can refresh your living room and may even inspire you to include them elsewhere in your home.
7. Layer Rugs
Layering area rugs together can add pizzazz and style. It also creates a cozier look and is an affordable option to freshen your home. Be sure to choose patterns and colours that complement each other to establish the foundation of the space.
8. Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting is one of the best ways to transform a room without breaking the bank. New colour adds a touch of flair to your home and brings it to life. Use our step-by-step guide to learn how to paint a room like the pros.
9. Nailhead Trim
Updating plain furniture with nailhead trim can add value and create an elegant space. It can be used on chairs, couches, drawers and around windows and doors. There are several DIY tutorials available online that can show you how to add nailhead trim to customize your furniture.
10. Update Light Fixtures
Adding modern lighting to your living room can help illuminate the space and improve your home’s value. From triangulate floor lamps to a single globe pendant, there are several styles to choose from to brighten things up.
These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.
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