7 Easy Ways To Transform Your Living Room

What do you do when your living room no longer looks appealing to you? Maybe you've had your living room design for years now and you're totally ready for a change, or it could be that your space feels stale and not as inviting as it used to be. If you're in the same boat, it's time for a living room update!

It doesn't matter whether you're on a budget or not because there are plenty of things you can do to transform your living room in both big and small ways. There's certainly no need to break the bank to bring new life to your living room!

Here, you'll find 7 simple and clever ways to transform the look and feel of your living room in no time.

Table of Contents Hide

1. Sectional couch covers

Do you have a sectional couch and don't want to spend a lot of money on revamping your living room?

Box cushion sofa slipcover

Box cushion sofa slipcover

There's no better way to add a splash of color to your living room than by getting sectional couch covers. If you happen to have a sectional, why not dress it up with a slipcover that can turn your space from banal to exquisite? Yes, a slipcover is all it takes to change up the look of your home. Sectional couch covers come in all sorts of colors, patterns, and prices which makes them not only affordable but also practical for those who want to occasionally refresh their home. Moreover, they're quick and easy to use so you can always swap them out if you ever get bored with one style. In addition to being decorative, a slipcover can help protect your furniture. What more could one ask for?

2. Change the color scheme

If you're the type to go all out, small alterations here and there just may not suffice. In this case, a change in color scheme is something you may want to consider.

There are a handful of ways to create an eye-catching and impactful living room makeover, the most common being paint jobs. That being said, updating the color scheme of your sitting room can be quite daunting. One bad decision and you could end up hating the entire transformation. Then again, it could be a fun and exciting home improvement if you take the time to pick the perfect color palette for your living room. For starters, you can't go wrong with a mood board. Get creative, draw inspiration from existing color palettes, and envision your living room in the colors that intrigue you.

Bohemian living room design

Bohemian living room design

Remember, bold colors are great for expressing your personality while neutral shades easily adapt to ever-changing home styles and decors. But, at the end of the day, there really is no right or wrong color for your walls, as long as it sets the right ambiance in your living room. If repainting your walls is not an option, you could always go for alternatives like wallpapers with bold designs.

Besides, wallpapers are cost-effective yet durable and can be found in a wide range of designs to suit different tastes. Nevertheless, changing wall colors isn't for everyone. But, just because you don't want to change the color of your living room walls doesn't mean you can't switch color schemes.

How about painting your furniture to match it with other colors around your space? This way, you'll be able to create a more unified living room without needing to spend an entire day painting the walls.

3. Ditch heavy curtains for blinds

Farmhouse living room design

Farmhouse living room design

Drapes can significantly impact the atmosphere of a room for either the better or for the worse. Yes, they add charm and texture to the setting and are effective at blocking light but sometimes a living room is better off without heavy curtains. Want to modify your space from dark and cozy to bright and airy? Simply replace your heavy curtains with blinds! It's that easy!

Blinds can be controlled to let in more or less light, help make a room seem bigger, and are an affordable home improvement idea that anyone can try.

4. Refresh your walls with a statement piece

Painting your walls isn't the only way to create a big change in your living room. There are more practical options out there that are neither physically demanding nor require hiring a professional.

Modern living room design

Modern living room design

Whether you have a blank wall and aren't sure what to do with it or currently have a gallery wall that you've grown tired of, consider updating your walls by hanging something big, such as an oversized art or oversized mirror. A large statement piece on the wall serves as a striking focal point, adds depth to the space, and looks ravishingly bold on its own. You could either choose a large mirror that'll make your living room appear spacious or pick a sizable artwork that makes the room look cohesive.

5. Re-organize the room

Stylish boho living room composition

Stylish boho living room composition

Want to transform your living room without spending a dime? If yes, roll up your sleeves and get to rearranging! Move furniture around, design a completely different layout, and get rid of any furniture and decors that no longer interest you. You don't need to purchase a new sofa or coffee table to notice a significant difference in the way your space looks and feels. All you have to do is find a new place for these pieces of furniture and there you have it: a brand-new living room design for free!

6. Get a new carpet

It is without a doubt that carpets play a major role in upgrading a space and making it feel cozy and comfy. Just like oversized artworks, carpets can tie the whole room together. What's more, they instantly reinvigorate the setting and of course, add visual interest to an otherwise empty surface. If you've had the same carpet for a while now, maybe it's time to unfurl a new one.

Traditional living room design

Traditional living room design

Needless to say, selecting a carpet design may take some time but while you're at it, think about which decor pieces would best match with the carpet you have your eye on. Whether you're going for a patterned carpet or a monochrome one, you probably already have a few decor pieces that fit with the new color scheme.

7. Add some plants

If your living room still feels unfinished after painting your walls, rearranging your furniture, and installing blinds, consider adding some greenery! This just goes to show that a home doesn't look complete without houseplants and flowers.

Plants in the living room

Plants in the living room

There are numerous reasons why decorating your interior with plants is a wise choice in the first place. Not only will they purify the air in your living room, but they'll also bring color and depth to your space and make it more inviting and polished. On top of that, indoor plants look good in just about any home style! However, not all plants do well in the same environment. Always make sure you choose plants that thrive best in your living room's conditions.

Jessica started out as an interior photographer, but her love of pretty settings took her to the field of interior design, where she can combine two of her greatest passions, creating and then capturing the beauty of homes.