Whether you refer to it as your living room, lounge or sitting room, one thing’s for sure, this space has to be comfortable, welcoming, and it won’t hurt for it to be stylish too. Your living room is the most visited room for guests to your home and is no doubt the spot where you happily relax during those delightful hours between work and bedtime, so it really pays to give it the love it deserves.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your space is or whether it is open plan, has triple aspect windows or which direction it faces, your living room has the ability to become the most refined and exquisite room of your house.
If you’re looking to upgrade your living room then look no further, for we are here to tell you how you can transform this space into four satisfying steps.
Nothing says smart and sophisticated like a stylish blind covering your window space. Providing the perfect amount of shade, while allowing you to control just how much light you want to let in, blinds are the ideal window covering for any home whether you are going for a classic and traditional space, a contemporary and sleek vibe, or if you prefer an eclectic look within your décor.
Every home makeover these days should also be ready to incorporate modern technology, not only to provide you with energy-efficient alternatives but to offer up some handy features to make your life run that much more smoothly. To truly modernise your space, go for motorised Zebra shades. These smart blinds have the ability to be controlled remotely or set to scheduled automations, so that when the sun starts to go down, you don’t even have to give up your spot on the sofa.
Speaking of that precious piece of furniture, one of the highlights for many is the chance they finally get to sit down on their gloriously cosy sofa of an evening. And it should be just this; comfortable, with top-quality cushions and big enough for all to relax upon. A sofa can be a true focal point of a room so make sure that you opt for something that is not only practical and cosy, but provides a stylish place to sit too.
If you want to ensure that your sofa looks like no other, then choose an antique piece and have it reupholstered in a fabric of your choice to let your personal style shine through. Alternatively, you can purchase a brand-new sofa and drape it with some fashionable throws for those colder evenings.
Every living room in every house will be different and this is why we want to help you enhance it to its finest, ensuring it boasts all the individuality it needs. Accessories such as artwork is where this really comes in to play, and if you’re not all that knowledgeable, you don’t have to be to find some lovely pieces to complement the room. If you’re looking for a place to start, head to your local art gallery and pick out some pieces that catch your eye, or if you have a favourite artist, choose from their selection, just make sure that whatever you choose fits in nicely with the theme you are going for throughout the room. If you have a piece that you simply adore then this could even be the starting point to work the room’s décor around, and if wall space is limited in an open plan area then consider some small sculptures instead.
Certainly, one of the biggest and simplest changes one can make to any room is with an overhaul of the walls. Whether this is achieved with a quick one colour paint job or the slightly more laborious approach of wallpapering, it is the truest way to transform any space. With so many options to choose from within patterned wallpaper and shades of paint, it pays to spend as much time as you need selecting the right colour and style for your space. Get yourself some samples and live with them for a day or two and in different lights to make sure you’re happy with your pick and definitely make sure you get the professionals in to do a good job.