So your living room has had the same layout and furnishings since the day you moved in. And now you just want to give it that fresh feeling, but you don’t want to overhaul the entire space. Well, that’s easy! Here are four ways to make your living room feel brand-new.
Buy a new piece of furniture
Adding a new piece of lounge furniture to your collection is a sure way to give your living room a fresh feeling. The new item could tie the style or colour of your other furniture together, or it could act as an accent piece creating a focal point, whilst complementing the decor and colours and adding contrast to the room.
Not only will a new piece of furniture add visually to the room, but it can also bring elements of comfort and functionality. A new reclining chair or armchair is any easy way to update your space. At Berkowitz, you can find reclining chairs that are designed to be stylish, comfortable and functional.
Move the furniture
Do you always stub your toe on the coffee table? Or maybe you can’t see the TV properly from your couch? Rearranging your furniture is a simple and budget-friendly way to refresh the feeling of your living room.
Tips for rearranging your furniture
- Consider the function of the room. Is it for conversation? eating meals? watching TV? This will help you to decide which pieces of furniture need priority.
- Choose a focal point in the room. Whether it’s a TV or a coffee table it will help to give the room structure. E.g. your leather lounges might be directed toward and placed an appropriate distance away from the TV to make viewing easier.
- Don’t push furniture against the walls. Leave a 3 to 4 inch gap from the wall. This creates the illusion that the wall is further away than it actually is, making the room look bigger.
- Consider the flow of traffic. Clear obstacles from paths frequently used (e.g. from door to door) and around seating such as couches and dining tables.
Try painting one or more walls. A fresh coat of paint on your walls will give your room a brand-new feeling as well as add value to your home.
Light colours will make your living room feel brighter, but be sure to trial sample swatches before painting to ensure you will like the dried result.
If you’re looking for something completely different, you could paint a feature wall. Keep in mind that it’s best to avoid picking colours that are too “matchy-matchy” or painting more than two colours in one room.
Add artwork or decor
Adding a piece of artwork or decor is a great way to change or refresh the style of your living room. Not only can the item itself add style, but the way it is added can change a number of things about the room. For example, try hanging artwork lower than usual to give the impression of a tall ceiling, or add a large mirror to give the room an added feeling of space and amplify light. Berkowitz has an excellent range of on-trend soft furnishings and home decor.
There you have it! Four ways to make your living room feel brand-new. If you are searching for a new piece of furniture to update your living room, Berkowitz has a huge range of furniture from international and Australian made brands and manufacturers. View our furniture online now or visit your local showroom today.