Ideas to refresh your living space

Ideas to refresh your living space

If you’re in the midst of a renovation, moving house, or just want to refresh your living space, you might be wondering how to go about this. Naturally, you’ll want to make the space your own, but there are some homey tips that will bring a welcoming sense of coziness to any space. Here are four great tips. 

Redecorating your walls

Whether you’re painting with a simple eggshell finish or have your heart set on that rich Venetian plaster look, preparation is key; make sure to prep your walls by filling any cracks with filler. The walls will then need a primer coat and a couple of coats of paint. Once it is painted, do everything you can to then protect these newly painted walls. For example, you could add corner wall guards or louvers to ensure that your painted walls keep that fresh, new look about them. Rather than being damaged over time due to traffic and direct sunshine, you can enjoy your walls for years to come. 

Do you want curtains or blinds?

Window dressing is one of the best ways to create a calming and inviting atmosphere for your home. Decorating room windows can provide privacy as well as protection from the elements.

The right window dressing can make a difference. It can change how people think about your home and affect what they think of you, as an individual or as a family. There are more options available. If you are looking for a traditional look, then choose luxury fabric curtains. If you are looking for something a little different, you could consider shuttered blinds. Whether you choose curtains or shutters, the style and color scheme should always match the style and mood of your room for this to work properly.

Your living room’s flooring

A living room can be updated in many ways. The trick is in deciding what finishing touches you want for your living space, especially when deciding between wood flooring or carpeted areas of your home.

Wooden flooring

There is no question that hardwood flooring will look absolutely stunning in most living rooms. They are also fairly practical as they are easy to clean and can be repolished to look as good as new. However, there is a downside as hardwood floors can be expensive and prone to scratching.


Carpets come in many different styles, colors, and finishes. They can be used in living areas like your dining room or bedroom. Unlike wooden floors, carpets will muffle sounds – which, if you are concerned about noise levels, is worth considering.

Carpets can also be treated so that they are stain-resistant and can be hardwearing. They can be the ideal solution if you are looking for a luxurious feel to your living space.

Brighten up your room with a mirror

A mirror not only reflects light and brightens your room but will also make any space look and feel larger. Mirrors can be used to create dramatic lighting effects while also reflecting the natural light in the room. You can place mirrors in front of windows or near lamps, allowing them to reflect light throughout the room.


It is important to keep in mind that you should not overdecorate your space because it might make it feel cluttered and too busy. Focusing your attention on the areas above will allow you to quickly update a room.

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