How to Breathe New Life into your Living Room

How to Breathe New Life into your Living Room

Whether you're looking for a new way to spice up your living room or just want to refresh it with something small, here are seven ways to breathe new life into your space.

Living room with brown leather couch and cow skin rug

1. Add a rug

Rugs are a great way to add color and texture. They can help define the space, or even define the room's purpose. Rugs can also be used to define your living room's style, whether you want it more sleek or more rustic.

Living room with black and white design rug, two grey chairs and glass coffee table

2. Change up the coffee table

A great way to do this is by using your coffee table as a place to display collections. If you love shoes, put them on the coffee table! Or if you have interesting mementos from past travels or family vacations or even just snacks, why not showcase those in an attractive way that guests will notice?

Living room with brown leather couch, rug and dark blue walls

3. A fresh coat of paint

Because you'll be spending so much time in this room, there's no better way to invest in its future than by making sure it's a place where you want to spend your time. Paint colors can make or break the mood of a room. That's why it's important to pick a color that works with everything else in the space.

Living room with modern fire place, grey rug and big dark grey couch

4. Buy a bigger couch

The couch is the centerpiece of any living room, so it makes sense to give it some extra attention. A big couch will make your living room look bigger and more inviting, and once you've got a few people over, all that extra space won't go unnoticed. In fact, most couches are available in larger sizes for about the same price as a smaller one.

Living room with dark color couch, blue pillows and black lamp light fixture

5. Upgrade your light fixtures

One of the most overlooked ways to breathe new life into your living room is by upgrading your light fixtures. When choosing lighting, think about what kind of mood you want to create. Do you want a relaxing feel? Or maybe you want to highlight a focal point in the room.

Media console with tv and light blue accent color wall

6. Paint the walls a moody color

While neutral colors are best for creating a calm atmosphere, bold and bright colors can be used to create an energetic atmosphere. If you want to create a cheerful or fun vibe in your home, then use bright hues and opt for accent walls.

Living room with blue and white curtains pattern and bamboo blinds

7. Use patterned curtains

When it comes to curtains, feel free to play around with pattern. Go geometric with a repeating pattern or floral with a mix of bold and subtle colors. It doesn't matter too much if the patterns clash, mixing prints can be fun!