Is your living room dull and dead? Do you crave the kind of interior design that can be found in the centerfold of a Home and Garden magazine? It’s easier to remodel your living room than you might think, especially if you’re creative, passionate and determined. Here are just a few ways to change it up.
1. Replace the Wallpaper
You’d be surprised by how much you can change the atmosphere of a room by simply re-doing the walls. Paint is another option here, especially if you go for a striking new color, but wallpaper also brings the possibility of patterns, images, shapes and designs. The sky is the limit when it comes to your choice of wallpaper, so have fun and go wild.
2. Change the Flooring
This will cost you a little bit, but if you’re willing to pay for new floors, you can completely transform the look and feel of your living room. Strip the carpet; lay new carpet; install tiles or bamboo; buff your hardwood until it shines. There are many ways to change the flooring of your living room, and they all have their pros and cons. At the end of the day, it will come down to your personal finances and choices.
3. Spice Up Your Fireplace
Most people don’t even think about their fireplace when they’re not using it. This is a mistake! Your fireplace can be a major design element in your living room even during its inactive months. For example, an antique fireplace screen can draw attention to a wonderful mantle covered in photos of your children or trinkets for the holidays.
4. Reupholster Your Furniture
You can make old furniture feel like new again when you replace the upholstery. Not only will it perk up your interior decor by giving you something new to look at, but it’s also a cost-effective way to remodel since you aren’t replacing the furniture pieces themselves. You’re just giving them the object equivalent of a new coat of paint. It’s great fun!
These are just a few ways to add a little pizzazz to your living room. There are many more, so this shouldn’t be taken as a comprehensive guide by any means. Just use it as inspiration for bolder and grander designs that only you can create with your own unique sense of style.