Giving Your Living Area A Much Needed Makeover

The living area of our home is generally the room we occupy the most. The living space tends to undergo the most abuse, typically as it sees the most footfall. 

There will undoubtedly come a time when you look at your living room and decide it’s time for a complete makeover. Let’s take a look at a few small things you can do to your living area that will inject a brand new lease of life into it.

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The Windows

While most people presume that the first step to revamping a room is to hit it with a new coat of paint, this is a huge mistake. The first step you should take when giving a room a facelift is to take care of the windows.

The windows of any room are most important as they allow light to penetrate the room. Depending on how the light settles in the room, this makes the paint appear different. 

The first thing you should do is, especially with blinds, give them a clean. While blind cleaning often sounds like a challenge, performing and keeping your window blinds clean is easy. Having clean blinds will allow you to see the natural penetration of light into the living area, and this will then help massively when it comes to painting the room.

When it comes to your windows, you want to try and allow as much light into your living area as possible. The more light you have in the living room, the bigger it will look, and you will also get an amazing feel to the atmosphere.

Painting

Now we have addressed the lighting in the room; we can now get on to choosing a colour for the living area. While most advice is to decorate the home in lighter and neutral colours, this may not be the look you are going for.

You need not worry whether you choose light or dark colours, if your natural and indoor lighting is good, you can still mix moods quite nicely.

The important thing to remember when painting the area is this; light colours give an open and vibrant feel, and darker shades add a more vintage and cosy feel to the entire room. 

Accessories

Whatever your choice of colour for your living space, it is imperative to place accessories around the room that reflect the people that live in the home.

It is also important to remember not to overdo it when it comes to accessories in the house. Adding too much can lead to unnecessary clutter, and this will give your home an unwelcoming and busy feeling.

The best choice when it comes to accessories is houseplants. Houseplants not only make fabulous additions to the home, but they also perform some amazing little tasks that are great for more than just the aesthetics of your home.

Houseplants have purifying effects, some can help with sleep, and nearly all of them reduce background noise due to their dampening effect.

The Flooring

One of the most important things to address when it comes to revamping your living area is your flooring. When it comes to floorings, it usually comes down to carpet or wood flooring, so let’s start with the carpet.

The carpet of the living area does take some punishment, so it is a great idea to get the carpet cleaned. While for some, this seems like a constant expense due to the rental price of equipment, there is a cheaper option.

Nowadays, it is far cheaper to buy a wet and dry vacuum. Buying a wet and dry vacuum not only gets your carpet clean, but it also helps you keep it clean. 

The second type of flooring is wooden flooring. While wooden flooring does tend to be able to take a lot more wearing and is overall more durable, this doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be given a new lease of life. 

The best way to give the wooden floor a revamp is to contact a wooden floor refinishing company. Companies like this can add an entirely new lease of life to your floor and make a huge difference to your living area.

So there you have it, a few simple ways to give your living area a brand new lease of life. These ideas can, of course, be moved to almost any other room and will work a treat anywhere in the home. 

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