How to Refresh Your Living Room Right Now

23 June 2021

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After the kitchen, the living rooms is one of those rooms that we use more often than others in the home. The living room is a great place to relax together with family and friends and maybe watch a film or have a chat, so it is important that it always looks good and feels as comfortable as possible.

If it feels like it might be time for you to refresh your living room, here are a few ways you can do that right now:

Move the furniture around

It seems really simple, but just moving the furniture in your living room around can make it look like a whole new space. For example, if you look at this guide to coffee table styling, you will see how effective repositioning just one item can be. Moving furniture can give you more space, reconfigure how the space is used, and make the room feel like a whole new place so you have literally nothing to lose by giving it a try.


Decluttering is another really simple, but often overlooked, way to revamp the living room. When you get rid of the excess that you don’t really want or need, you make more space for the things you do have, and you are better able to configure your room because you have more space to work with - it really is that simple.

Reupholster the couch

Bored with your current couch? Why not hit the local fabric shop and pick up a fabulous new design to reupholster your sofa with? It’s actually not as difficult as you might think, and it’s certainly cheaper than buying a new couch. Velvet is really popular right now and can create a more sophisticated look, but feel free to experiment with colours, patterns and textures as you see fit.

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Swap out the accents

From your rugs to your artwork, a really effective way to refresh your living room is to switch out your accents. Right now, it’s summer, so what not swap your current cushions or art prints for pastel colours and floral patterns? It’ll feel right for the season, and it won’t take you very long to totally transform the room. When the seasons change again, or when you simply fancy a change, switch out the accents again and voila! You’ll have a fully refreshed living room each time.

Mix styles

If you want to really switch things up in the living room department, why not experiment by mixing styles, eras, textures and whatever else you can think of. For example, you could pair a 1970s print wallpaper with an ultra-modern chrome table or place quaint 1950s knick-knacks amongst your 90s grunge-inspired concrete wall - anything you can do to create a contrast will help you to create a really designer look on a budget without having to actually know too much about design at all. The eclectic look really is very forgiving.

Refreshing your living room is lots of fun, and it can help you to really find your style, so what are you waiting for?

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