scandinavian Living room by Tommaso Giunchi Architect

How can I easily improve my living room?

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Your living room is a space you spend a lot of time in, with a particular focus on rest and recuperation, so you want it to be the best it can be. But how can you do that on a budget? What if you want to make a few small changes that will have a big impact, but you have no idea where to start? 

Well, that's where we come in, as we've found a host of easy yet effective living room upgrade ideas that would definitely all get the interior designer seal of approval.

Take a look at our suggestions and see which ideas you're going to try!

1. Wall-mount the TV

To free up floor space.

2. Use an IKEA KALLAX unit as a TV stand

mediterranean Living room by homify
homify

APARTAMENTO—T7+2—ALCÂNTARA

homify

They're such good value for money!

3. Add a luxury rug

modern Living room by Easy Relooking
Easy Relooking

Relooking soggiorno

Easy Relooking

They really tie a room together.

4. Create plasterboard shelves

5. Have built-in storage

modern Living room by Facile Ristrutturare

For a seamless, modern look.

6. Include a brick feature wall

8. Have space-saving sliding doors

The styles to choose from are endless!

9. Choose some funky antique chairs

Don't forget to haggle for them!

10. Paint a bold feature wall

11. Include a designer light fixture

Chandeliers, please!

12. Build a plasterboard wall with shelving

modern Living room by laboMint
laboMint

soggiorno

laboMint

13. Stick to simple, natural wood furniture

classic Living room by 02A Studio
02A Studio

Soggiorno

02A Studio

14.Think outside the box with storage

Wall-mounted options are perfect.

15. Have some contrasting furniture

A mix of old and new always looks great.

16. Choose modular storage

 Living room by Marco Barbero
Marco Barbero

Soggiorno

Marco Barbero

So you can add to it later.

17. Play around with pastel wall colours

18. Invest in a statement sofa

19. Create sociable angles and layouts

20. Curate a gallery wall

21. Upgrade your curtains

Sheer varieties are great for light flow.

22. Use your sofa to divide the space properly

modern Living room by ARREDAMENTI VOLONGHI s.n.c.
ARREDAMENTI VOLONGHI s.n.c.

visione panoramica del soggiorno

ARREDAMENTI VOLONGHI s.n.c.

24. Mount a lot of shelves as a home library set up

modern Living room by Elia Falaschi Photographer
Elia Falaschi Photographer

Ristrutturazione Appartamento

Elia Falaschi Photographer

25. Take advantage of different levels

You can even add some!

26. Wallpaper an alcove instead of a wall

For more fantastic living room inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 17 living rooms that'll make you want to change yours!

Which idea could answer to your living room prayers?
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