A living room makeover project can totally change the look of your room and lift your spirits besides. The best way to begin the process of living room makeover is to decide how the living room should feel to the people who spend time there. Should it be conducive to lots of activities, games, and gatherings? Or should it be a place of rest, relaxation, and respite? This decision will guide nearly every choice that goes into a living room makeover from the colors that will be used on the walls and in the furnishings to the size of the furniture.
A good way to move forward after making these decisions is to begin looking through furniture catalogs and design catalogs to collect tear sheets that include elements of an overall aesthetic that will inform the makeover. The next step in a living room makeover is to choose a palette of colors that will help to create the desired mood in the living room.
Yellow, for example, is a color that color therapists generally consider to be good for a sense of emotional lightness, fun, and creativity. Purple and violet, on the other hand, are considered by the same group to be good colors for meditation and introspection. In addition to using the basics of color therapy to choose a palette for a living room makeover, it is also important to choose colors that one finds to be beautiful, and that offer some sort of resonance. Once the colors have been chosen, it’s time to start shopping for paint, furniture, fixtures, and fabrics. Also, remember that a living room makeover can be completed without replacing every item that currently exists within the living room. The first items to remove or replace are items that one dislikes and items that one believes are not right for the new aesthetic of the room. Then, think about what can stay. If the couch is a color that matches or complements the new living room, then keep it.
Make or buy new curtains for your windows or add a new curtain rod or pole to completely change the look of the room. Curtains can be as simple as two rectangles of fabric attached to a curtain pole with snap-on rings. Buy an assemble-it-yourself five-shelf bookcase at a big box store. Place it in a spot that is easy to see but not likely to be used for anything else. Fill it with books, framed photographs or kids’ artwork, houseplants (make sure there’s enough light), or an aquarium; the list is endless and you can always mix and match. You can easily rearrange the items every now and again, or change what’s in the bookcase altogether depending on your mood or the season. These are some easy living room makeover ideas for you. Besides these ideas, you need to use your own creative and innovative ideas very efficiently. Decorating your living room is like giving it an instant face lift.