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Simple Ideas to Update Your Living Room

The living room is one of the rooms that you spend the most time in while you’re at home. It should be a place that feels comfortable and inviting. It’s also the room most often used for entertaining, so it never hurts to try to impress your friends and family a little. If you are tired of your current living room, consider some simple changes to change and update the space so it can be a room you love. If you can, work with a professional, like Interior Design Companies Denver has to offer. If tackling the project yourself, here is a list of ideas.

Rearrange the Space

Costing you no money at all, consider rearranging your furniture and bookshelves. Sometimes you don’t need to add new stuff, you just need to move around the stuff you already have to make it seem like a new space. Getting rid of clutter can also help change the look of a room.

Look to the Walls

One of the easiest and inexpensive ways to freshen up and change the look of any room is by applying a fresh coat of paint. Choose one color, opt for an accent wall, or even consider an alternative wall covering.  Try wallpaper, barn wood, foam wall adhesives, or one of many other options that are out there to get the look you want. While changing the look of your walls, also take a look at what’s hanging on them. Consider investing in some new artwork and utilize mirrors to make space look brighter.


Consider the lighting in your living room. Change out the lampshades for a new look. Also, look for darker areas where a new lamp may add more light. Also, think about ways to add mood lighting. Have a way to turn up the lights for a family game night as well as a way to dim them when snuggling up for a movie.

Accent Pieces

Get rid of your tired old accent pillows and opt for new ones. Change up the colors and the patterns to add a pop of color on your couch or chair. Be sure to think about adding throw blankets to add texture. Use heavier ones in the winter and lighter, brighter ones in the summer to keep new, fresh looks always present in the room.

Replace the Rug or Drapes

A new accent rug or drapes can also freshen up the look of a room. Perhaps your old curtains could even be dyed a new color to cut costs. There are also inexpensive ways to get your hands on a new rug. Carpet stores sometimes have remnants for sale and furniture stores may have discounted rugs that were used in displays.