Rearrange your furniture
For a free update, rearrange the furniture you have. Experiment with the room’s layout, thinking about how you can have a comfortable conversation with someone sitting on another piece of furniture. Create an intimate seating area; you may need to pull the couch off the wall if necessary.
Freshen up with cushions and paint
If a DIY decorator has a limited budget to update a living room, I would start with the decorator’s best friend: new scatter cushions. Next harness the transformative power of paint. Paint the walls a colour that is elsewhere in the room but not dominant; for instance, pull a colour from the curtains or new scatter cushions.
Add style underfoot
A graphic rug is a simple way to make a big statement. For a more relaxed feel, use a large natural coloured jute rug
Light it up
Living rooms are where you entertain guests and spend quality time with family, making lighting key for setting the proper mood. Add sparkle and drama with a pair of matching metallic table or floor lamps
Treat the windows
The right window treatment takes a room from bland to beautiful. A budget friendly way to soften your living space is with ready-made curtains
Cut the clutter
Clutter distracts guests from seeing the important pieces. This is especially important in the living room because it’s often the room that gives the first impression of your home. A clutter-free room makes it easy to put your favourite things on display. Display photos in nice frames alongside a small collection of books. Large collections should be displayed in their own space, whether in a bookcase or on a shelf.
Create a focal point
Use colourful artwork or photography to personalize your space and create a focal point for the room. Enlarge your own photos and print them on canvas or choose from thousands of prints available on-line