Are you bored of your living room? We know the feeling. It’s fun to give your home a new lease of life every few years to keep things fresh.

For some people, this is a full renovation and loft conversion. For others, it’s buying a few candles and changing the pillowcases. It all depends on your budget and what you want to do.

The living room is a great place to start in your home. It’s where you spend a lot of time as a family, and it’s good to have a space that makes everyone feel good. Here are a few tips to spruce up your living room without spending a fortune.

Rearrange the furniture 

Rearranging the furniture is a quick and easy way to make your space feel refreshed again. The TV is usually the focal point of a living room, so you need to consider this in your rearrangement. If you move the sofa, you will need to move the TV and console as well.

If you have a larger budget, you could look at buying a new sofa to spruce up the place. Check out second-hand marketplaces to buy your dream sofa and make your living room feel new.

Paint the living room

Paint is one of the cheapest ways to spruce up a room. A fresh coat of paint in a different colour can make a room feel and look entirely different. If you want to make your living room feel cosier, try a dark accent wall in deep green or blue. Or, if you want a big change, try the colour-drenching trend and paint every wall, door frame and ceiling in the same colour. If you’re not a fan of the colour, you can always repaint it!

Change the décor

Head to your local budget shop and pick out some new interior décor items. Small touches like dried flowers, scented candles and ornaments can make your space feel more homely. Try to stick to a theme, like vintage pieces or mid-century modern accents, so there is a cohesive feel to your living room.

You could also opt to change the soft furnishings, like the cushions and rugs. Add a display unit with your new small decorations and feature a few of your favourite books as well.


Crack out your DIY Milwaukee tools and add some panelling to the room. It’s cheap, easy, and you can do it yourself. Panelling adds texture to the walls and creates a focal point that doesn’t clutter the space. This is a great option for the minimalists among us who don’t like lots of ‘stuff’ on the surfaces but still want a cosy living room.

If you’re not a DIY enthusiast, you could add artwork to the walls. Place the pieces on ledges so you don’t damage the walls.

Spruce up your home this year and make it somewhere you like to hang out in.

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