Everyone’s living space needs a little revamping every now and then. It’s just a matter of knowing where to start and how to go about it. Here, we’ve listed some great, simple tricks for transforming your living space almost instantly. From installing contemporary roller blinds to adding a fresh coat of paint, we’ve got some ideas that will help you transform the most lived in room in your home in no time:
Colour is key
The colour of the walls in a room is one of the most important elements that will influence the look and feel of the space. You don’t want to over-do it with too much colour, or by putting too many different colours together. Stick to a theme that you’re happy with and limit your colour usage to that palette. For instance you may want to use cool colours to create a calming effect in the room. Choose your colours carefully as they will have a dramatic impact on the room.
The style and placement of your furniture is the second most important element in transforming your living room. Choose a key area in the living space you want to use as a focal point for the arrangement of the furniture. Just the simple re-arrangement of things can really transform your living space in minutes. Try not to close off spaces in the room. Create an ‘open’ area by keeping the layout of your furniture sparse and away from blocking or restricting walkways and doorways.
Light is such an important element in any room. You should do everything you can to maximise natural light and see how the space looks at different times of day. In terms of creating your own lighting, consider once again the look, feel and mood you want to create in your living space. You’d be amazed at how much lighting can impact on the look and feel of your home.
Your living room should be your oasis in summer and in winter. If soaring temperatures make it difficult for you to enjoy this important part of your home then you need to look at solutions that will help you address this. A stylish retractable awning is a great option that also looks great, and will help block out the harsh summer sun. Other cooling options can be very costly and look outdated. Awnings look stylish and give the desired effect you want. You also need to think about the blinds or curtains for the windows. Roller blinds are a contemporary option that are easy to look after and won’t detract from the important focal points in the room.
A cluttered space is not only harder to keep clean, it also works against you if you are trying to create a calm and peaceful living space. Whatever you don’t need, pack it away or give it to charity. Ridding your home of clutter will help open up spaces and give you and your family more room to enjoy your home.
Transforming your living space is easy if you follow a few simple rules to guide you through the process. I hope our list of tips has given you some useful ideas that will help you on your quest to make your living area, your favourite room in the house.