5 hacks to liven up the dull living room

Livening up a drab living room can be a creative and fun process. Whether you want to do a quick spruce-up or a complete overhaul, transforming your living space does not have to break the bank.

Here are five quick and easy hacks to reboot your living room:

A Splash of Paint

There is no easier way to transform the look and feel of your living space than a fresh coat of paint. Whether you are looking for a cozy feel or bold, modern colours, we suggest that you start entirely from scratch. And don’t be afraid to be inventive. Accent walls and attractive colours for doors, windows and skirting boards can really transform a room. Top it off with wall hangings and wall art for an entirely revamped living space.

Rearrange Everything

Repainting is a great time to remove everything from your living room. Not only does it make the painting job easier, it can help you gain a fresh perspective and new ideas on how your living room could look. This is especially helpful when planning new furnishings, but can also help you maximize your space and create a new look for your room with your existing furniture.

Revamp Your Furniture

If you are redecorating on a budget you won’t want to entirely refurnish your room, but you can reinvent the look and feel of your existing furniture. Throws and covers can be a great way to transform chairs or sofas, or you could even consider reupholstering. Other items, such as end tables and coffee tables, can be revamped with a coat of paint, while buying smaller items, such as ottomans, can add something new to a room without breaking the bank.

Lighten Up

Very often living rooms can appear dull because of lack of light. If you do not have a lot of natural light in your living room, there are a number of easy ways to create a brighter feel. Painting your ceiling white is an easy first step, while you might also consider changing your window coverings to let in more natural light. Perimeter lighting, such as standing lamps, can also be an excellent alternative or addition to overhead lighting. If all else fails, you could go for the dark and cosy look instead!

Add Some Personality

The living room is a haven for rest, relaxation and family time, so it should reflect your tastes and personality. While too many knickknacks can make a room look busy, some antiques or other older items that are dear to you can add a lot of personality to a room. It can also be nice to decorate with art or crafts that you or members of your family have created. You could also consider adding a dedicated space for your favourite hobbies, such as a reading nook or a painting space.

At Furniture Fitouts, we are committed to providing the highest quality furniture and home decoration solutions. Contact us today to see how we can brighten up your living room.