10 renovations to transform your living room!
Last modified: 2019/03/06 | Approximate reading time 5 mins
The living room is almost exclusively devoted to enjoyable activities: watching television, getting together with the family, resting, playing video games and so on. As a result, practicality and comfortability are priorities when it comes to organizing the living room's layout.
Do you find that your living room isn’t meeting your needs? Does this have to do with the layout of the room? Regardless of the reason, we have collected plenty of research to present tips and tricks that will allow you to transform this space. Luckily, we even have some ideas suited to smaller budgets, while others may require a little more.
Here are 10 examples of renovations to transform your living room!
1- Change the colour of the walls or ceiling
Whether you have bold or classic tastes, painting is one of the best and easiest ways to completely transform your living room, without spending a fortune. Moreover, this is a project that can easily be completed by one person! See some of our other articles for tips on interior painting:
2- Install mouldings or decorative panels
Do your walls come across as a little mundane? To enhance the look and feel of the room, consider installing mouldings or decorative panels for a particularly interesting effect. Mouldings and wall panels don’t serve a practical purpose but fulfill an aesthetic function instead. In the case of both materials, there is a wide variety of models available on the market. There are plenty of different formats, colours and textures, so you can dare to be original or go for something more low-key. Here are some articles we’ve written on decorative panels and moulding:
3- Change your flooring
The floor is undoubtedly one of the surfaces of your household that deals with the most wear. Every day, the flooring material faces its share of challenges: shoes, liquids, pets, furniture being moved around and so forth. After a few years, even with a serious maintenance regime, the floor will need to be refurbished or replaced. If you’re looking for a major change, you might choose to go with a different flooring material altogether. In any case, with a floor renovation project, it’s important to do plenty of research and make sure to find the right material with longevity.
We’ve published plenty of articles on the subject of renovating your floor, so below are the most useful:
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4- Reorganize the layout of the room
Oftentimes, living room furniture can be bulky. Between chairs, couches, coffee tables and an entertainment system, it’s difficult to find the right balance. When it finally comes time to organize the layout of this room, you should do it as strategically as possible. Since this isn’t always easy, it might be wise to call on the expertise of an interior designer. They have a well-developed eye as well as the expertise to carefully plan out a room according to existing constraints.
5- Improve insulation and soundproofing
The living room must be comfortable. As a result, insulation and soundproofing are essential elements that are important to pay attention to during almost any room renovation project. After all, we want to be able to spend time in the living room without getting too cold in the winter, or too hot in the summer. In addition, since it’s likely your living room will host activities that make noise, soundproofing will help to protect that rooms next door.
Here are some articles on insulation and soundproofing to guide you in your project:
- The cost of insulation: 2019
- Everything you need to know about soundproofing
- 10 ways to make your home soundproof
6- Create a home cinema
We can’t deny that going to the movies is expensive, and not always as comfortable as one would hope. Many dream to install their own movie theatre at home. Although it may be considered expensive, this project is more accessible than you might think. We can almost guarantee it’s likely to become the favourite room of your family and loved ones.
7- Add more storage
When asked about layout issues inside the home, many will say that they lack serious storage space. Indeed, it isn’t always easy to find room to store everything we own and accumulate over time. In order to avoid clutter, storage solutions can have a huge impact on the quality of life of the people sharing your interior. Again, the expertise of an interior designer can be very useful for finding ideas that are both practical as well as original.
8- Install new windows
Do you feel your windows need to be changed? Do you no longer like the material used for their frames? Do bear in mind that your windows have a huge impact on the soundproofing and insulation of the room. Also, make sure they’re sealed correctly and this means tightly. For more information, check out our renovation guide for windows and doors!
9- Work on living room lighting
Soft, hard or electrifying? Everything is possible when it comes to interior lighting. You can create any atmosphere you could conceive of by taking the time to research how lighting works and installing the correct system for your home.
If you’re curious about interior lighting, here is an article that can offer more on the subject:
10- Change your home decor style altogether!
A drastic change is sometimes necessary and often appreciated. If you’re ready for it, a transformation of your living room decor will help breathe new life into the room. Sometimes, changing up just a few elements will make things all the more pleasant. Check out our detailed guides of different home decor styles that are popular!
- Guide to Modern Style
- Guide to Scandi Style
- Guide to Classic Style
- Guide to Industrial Style
- Guide to Rustic Style
- Guide to Minimalist Style
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