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10 Ways to Update Your Living Room

Your living room should be a place to relax while also being the comfy place for your family and friends to gather. You want a place that’s stylish, chic, and cozy, while reflecting you and your family’s personality. If you’re looking to update your space, here’s some options whether your budget is limited or not.

Update Your Color Scheme

The way you and your guests feel in the space can be affected by the colors you choose for your living room. Depending on the intensity of the color and how warm or cool they are, your room can feel energizing or relaxing.  Limit your color scheme to four colors with at least one or two of those colors being a neutral, like cream or gray (yep, gray is  a neutral).

Paint Your Walls

Paint is by far one of the easiest, least expensive ways to refresh your space. You can paint a design likes stripes or stencil a more decorative pattern on the wall for more of an impact.

Add Fresh Plants

Plants bring life to a room. I love trees like fiddle leaf figs, because you can buy them at any size and they can grow to be rather large if you take good care of them. They’re also pretty easy to grow. Plants can also be used to bring in extra color into your space.

Insure You Have Optimal Lighting

Add table and floor lamps to increase the lighting in your room. If you have access to natural light, open up your blinds or curtains. A well lit room looks and feels inviting and fresh.

Change Your Pillows

You can also change your pillows if your living room needs to be refreshed. Both your sofa and living chairs could all benefit from new pillows.

Add a Rug

Adding a colorful rug to your space can really bring your room from bland and boring to fresh and fab. Rugs also ground the seating areas and can either be soft and muted, in style and color, or fun and colorful to really make an impact.

Add or Change Wall Art

Wall art can seriously set the tone of your space. You can choose wall art to make your space feel more fun, more serious, brighter, darker, moodier, or any other feeling you want to convey in your living room. When it goes to wall art, choose pieces that will reflect you and your home. Blank walls can make your living room look unfinished.

Clear Clutter

By far, an easy and effective way to update your space, clearing clutter will make your home feel fresh, clean, and more roomy. Clutter tends to make a space feel less welcoming, so organizing your living room and clearing it of items that need to be thrown away or moved to another room will make your space feel much more homey for both your family and guests.

Making any living room updates? Tell me all about it below!

Till next time,



11 Comments on 10 Ways to Update Your Living Room

  1. Alli
    January 5, 2015 at 1:45 pm (3 years ago)

    These are all wonderful ideas! I really love the pops of pink in the first photo, even on the ceiling. I’m not afraid of color at all, but I like what you said about limiting color to 4 colors, with 2 of them being neutrals.

    I like to change out my pillows to match the season so I buy pillow covers. I can just zip them on and off and it’s usually much cheaper.

    Great tips! Pinning!
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  2. Shirley Wood
    January 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm (3 years ago)

    We are actually still in the process of updating both our living room and our den. We started the project late last summer. We repainted the entire house inside and replaced all of our flooring. I am eventually going to put it all on the blog. It is a slow process now of adding in the colors with rugs, pillows and art. I hope to recover the pillows we have myself and am ready to start thinking about which fabric to use.
    Pinning this beautiful post to my Around the House board.
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  3. Mary
    January 6, 2015 at 12:45 am (3 years ago)

    Great tips!! I always overlook adding plants to my space. Going to do that. I love updating and switching out my rooms

  4. Zan
    January 7, 2015 at 2:52 am (3 years ago)

    We moved into a new home back in August and I have not done any updating. At least not any new ones. Would love to add a rug to our hardwood flooring, though. All great tips – I love your organization posts!
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  5. GiGi Eats
    January 29, 2015 at 4:29 am (2 years ago)

    You would be sad if you saw my living room, ha ha! I have lived in the same apartment for about 4 years at this point and…. I only have a couch, a chair and a desk and NOTHING on the walls. 😉
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    • Whitney
      February 11, 2015 at 1:42 am (2 years ago)

      LOL! Gigi my last apartment was like that, too! I just didn’t have time (or finances) to really do much about the decor.

  6. Carol Walsh
    February 11, 2015 at 2:07 am (2 years ago)

    Great pictures and love the creams with pops of color and rustic wood pieces! Beautiful! #BLMGirls

    • Whitney
      February 11, 2015 at 2:10 am (2 years ago)

      I know, that room is soooo cute, Carol!!

  7. Siobhan (BeFree Project)
    February 14, 2015 at 3:53 am (2 years ago)

    I’m in the process of updating my living room. We recently painted and added a new couch so I’m looking for ideas to make it really jazzy. Thank you for sharing the living room inspiration. #BLMgirls

  8. Diana
    May 30, 2017 at 5:25 am (2 months ago)

    That is some incredibly beautiful work…you are so talented and have great taste! We are planning to update our living room so, we are looking for every inspiration. You really inspired me. Thanks for sharing.


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