6 Cheap(ish) Updates For Your Living Room

Looking for a quick and easy update to your living room? Why not check out our top 7 hacks below to give your lounge a new look, without breaking the bank.

Whether you need to quickly revamp your home for last minute guests or simply just want to update your current surroundings to give it a fresh look and feel, have fun with these simple but stylish ideas that’ll have your room looking brand spanking new in days.

1. INVEST IN A NEW SOFA

Whilst it may not be the cheapest update for your home, the sofa is the most impactful change you can make, and it doesn’t have to cost the Earth. You’ll want to take time to consider which styles you like and how much room you’ve got in your living room for the sofa before ordering. If you’re not fully redecorating your home, make sure your sofa will match your current interiors by ordering a selection of free fabric swatches. When it comes to buying your sofa, if you’re short on space opt for an armless one that will open up your space, or opt for a sofa bed that will make way for extra guests with ease.

Green upholstered 2 seater sofa with gold coffee table

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2. SWITCH UP YOUR SOFT FURNISHINGS

If you don’t want to invest in a new sofa just yet, go for a quick and easy update by switching up your rug and cushions to give your room a whole new look. When deciding on your cushions, go for complementary colours that will match your current interiors with ease. Finish by adding a selection of sumptuously soft throws for cooler evenings and lazy Sundays on the sofa.

Mustard upholstered 3 seater sofa with patterned cushions and throws

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3. ADD EXTRA STORAGE

From stylish bookcases, to modern TV units and coffee tables with hidden storage inside, you can never have enough storage in your living room. Start by adding a bookcase in the corner of your home to place books, pictures and stylish accessories on. If you need a place to hide away clutter including throws and extra cushions, opt for a coffee table with a lid that opens up to reveal generous storage inside.

Wooden bookcase with shelves and storage space

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4. CREATE A STYLISH GALLERY WALL

Hanging a selection of artwork on your walls is a quick and easy way to breathe new life into a room. Whether you’ve got loads of space to play with or a small wall, mix and match frames in different sizes, colours and materials to create a super stylish look and finish. All you need now is to find the perfect artwork to fill your frames.

Gallery wall

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5. ADD AN ACCENT CHAIR

Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean your home can’t be stylish. Adding an accent chair into those empty corners of your home is the perfect update to a room and is great for an afternoon spent reading or simply enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. Add a floor lamp next to the chair to create a cosy reading nook.

PU leather armchair with wooden frame

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6. CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIGHTING

Lighting can either make or break a room, so whatever your budget, choose lighting that can create the perfect ambience. Whether you want to go for a classic design or a contemporary look, we’ve got plenty of styles to pick from. Top tip: Remember to choose a matching floor or table lamp for your living room – this will allow you to create a more intimate atmosphere in the evening when you don’t want a bright light.

Living room lighting options

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