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How to give your living room a modern D.I.Y. makeover

If you’re sick of your living space and want to breathe new life in your living room with a modern makeover, there are some easy ways to do with without blowing the budget.

Adding new flooring, furniture, paint and working on the layout can give your living room the update it needs to become one of your favourite rooms in the house.

Here are some ideas for updating your living room to be the modern and fresh space you’ve been dreaming of.

Transform your walls with a coat of paint

Paint transforms a space and if you want to modernise your living room slapping a fresh and chic colour on the walls will do the world of good. Have a search on Houzz to find out the latest trends or pick up a style magazine to get some paint inspo.

Add style underfoot with a cool rug or floor covering

If you’re looking to make your living room warm and inviting a rug can add the style you’re searching for. Easy to clean if you have kids or pets, a modern rug is easy to install and will add that special touch to your living room.

Scout out some new pieces of furniture

A few new pieces of furniture can go a long way to modernising your living room and breathing fresh life into your home. Whether you want to repurpose vintage furniture and add some paint for a modern and eclectic twist or you have your eye on a special piece of furniture, a couple of small pieces of furniture will make the world of difference. Artwork always can make a room pop, so consider a printed piece of artwork to add a focal point to the room.

Freshen up the look with soft furnishings

You don’t need to break the bank to give your living room a modern makeover, a few new cushions, a luxury throw and some simple accessories can add a modern spin on a tired living room.

Living rooms are where you entertain guests and spend quality time with your family, so you need to make sure that any modern DIY makeover suits your home and is comfortable for everyone using the room.

Whether you dress up the room with chic soft furnishings, add some floor lamps to set the mood or make a statement with artwork – whatever changes you make be sure to add in a touch of your personality, so your style shines through in your new DIY living room makeover.

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