How to Update your Living Room Style in Three Simple Steps

For many homes the living room is the hub; it’s a space for relaxation, enjoyment, entertainment and spending time together as a couple or a family. It’s also a place of tranquility, somewhere to feel safe and restful, to recharge your batteries and get away from the rest of the world.

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The design of your living space can have a big impact on your mood and how you use that space. When looking at the interior design of your living room, it is important to think about how you use the space now, how you might like to use the space, and how you like to feel when you’re in the room.

Updating your living room to create a tranquil, warm and useable space doesn’t have to mean gutting it and starting again. Here are five simple ways to make your living space work harder…

1. A lick of paint

It’s amazing how much of a difference a fresh lick of paint can make, particularly if you introduce a new colour to the room. All to often we are tempted to opt for white or magnolia, but a splash of colour can work wonders to brighten a room up, making it feel warm and inviting.

When choosing a colour look at what you already have in the room – the colour of the wood in your furniture, your soft furnishings and your flooring. Choose something that will match perfectly to avoid having to change everything, but be bold in your choices.

Try adding a feature wall behind your stylish sofa to draw the eye to this area. We love calming colours such as dusty pink, coffee or duck egg blue for the living room.

2. A new stylish sofa

Ever looked at your current sofa and thought ‘it’s time to replace that?’, well now is the perfect time to do just that! Your sofa is often the largest piece of furniture in your living room, so it’s important to get it right. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary three piece suite, or a simple but stylish leather corner sofa, your sofa style can make a big impact in the room.

Think about how you can best use the space – would you like to be able to turn your living room into an additional guest room with a corner sofa bed, or do you want to keep the space exclusively for relaxing in? Your sofa can offer endless options. Choose something striking and stylish that sits perfectly in the space. Don’t shy away from colour, particularly if you’re looking for a contemporary sofa style.

3. Update soft furnishings

Coffee tables, bookcases and lighting all take a lot of time and effort to change. One of the easiest ways to update your living room is to change the soft furnishings. Be bold in your choices and banish any wishy-washy colours and plain fabrics.

If you’ve kept things simple with your wall finishings and your sofa, your soft furnishings offer the perfect opportunity to introduce a print and some textures. Try introducing just one or two prints in a similar colour palette to avoid making things look too busy. Draw the eye to the bright windows and sumptuous sofa with prints and colour. Try geometric or botanical prints, which are very on trend for the season ahead.

If you’re looking to update your living room without having to change everything try the three steps above. Sometimes all you need is a new feature wall, a new stylish sofa and the addition of prints and colours in soft furnishings to give your living room a whole new lease of life.