Quickest – and least expensive – way to freshen up a room

1 Aug

Look around any room in your home. Is it starting to look boring and drab? Maybe even dated?

Chances are, you don’t need to buy new furniture, new décor, or even new paint. You may just need to change things up a bit.

Rearranging the furniture in your living room, for example, can change your opinion of the room and give it a new, fresh look. Here are some tips you can use for rearranging your living room.

Think about what you’re doing

You can save the sweat equity by drawing up your plans before starting. You can do this as simple as drawing your room on paper as closely to scale as possible. Graph paper works, if you happen to have any laying around. There are even some online room planners available.

Find the focal point for the room

For most of us, the television is the focal point of the living room. It doesn’t have to be. You can create a focal point on the opposing wall with art, a photo cluster or architectural element.

Create balance

Quite simply, a room with no balance isn’t appealing, and sometimes, you may not even be able to put your finger on what the problem is. By dispersing furniture and accessories of various sizes and heights throughout the room, you’ll give your room balance and visual appeal.

Find the flow

Traffic in the living room is important. You can make a large room feel cozy by arranging the furniture in a small area and using the space effectively. If your room is small, make sure there is enough room between elements to move comfortably.

Rearranging the living room can have an amazing effect on your opinion of the room. Once everything is moved, taking into consideration balance, flow and focus, you can feel as if the room is all new without spending a penny to redecorate or remodel.

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