The most significant room in the house is the living room. It’s where you unwind after a long day at work, where the kids gather to watch movies together, and where you relax with your friends over some good gossip and coffee. A living room should always be welcoming and comfy. It should also represent your personal preferences.

Here we compile for you easy and quick tips on decorating or redesigning when moving into a new place or when it is time for a makeover. A makeover doesn’t have to mean pulling down walls and buying a roomful of new furniture. Sometimes one small change is all it takes to make a room feel fresh. Have all of these ideas and change your living room into a relaxing, fashionable retreat for you and your family.

Accessorize it up!

Image: U Shaped Porcelain Vase, Source: Theory of Living
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Image: Leather Fruit Bowl, Image Source: Theory of Living

You’ll be surprised by how updated your space will feel by simply switching the accessories. This is an easy change, but not necessarily an inexpensive one. You can easily exchange is your accessories like vase, fruit bowl, frame, book holder, etc

Stack Those Coffee Table Books!

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Image: Coffee Table Books, Image Source: havenly.com

Coffee table books are great for making a statement. They’re a must-have item for any design wardrobe because of their adaptability and functionality. They’re simple, yet they’re always stylish. They also provide color and individuality to practically any flat surface in your home, thanks to their lovely covers and decorative spines.

Lucky for you, we have few books for your interior inspiration and for decoration purpose if you decided to restore them by stacking them in your living room. Click here for our book recommendations

Light on Your Feet

Image: Porto Series Rugs, Image Source: Theory of Living

Does it feel like your home is heavy and dark? Pull up all your rugs and replace them and they’ll lighten and brighten your space. Problem solved! Add a rug to a room that isn’t quite right. While this is a powerful reason in and of itself to decorate with a rug, there are many more. You could even say it aesthetically unifies a space by tying all of the disparate elements together. A rug can help layer a room’s design by anchoring it, defining it, adding warmth, and anchoring it.

Add a Pop of Color

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Image: Cairo Side Table, Source: Theory of Living

Introduce a new accent color to your home. Here’s a simple formula: Sprinkle the new color in three or five different spots in the room, such as a pillow, a throw blanket, artwork, trays, vases, etc. Red is a great way to add a pop of color to any room. Red is a universal contributor, brightening up practically any color scheme. First, try it on a small scale, such as a pillow, painted side table, lampshade, or bookcase. If you want to make a bigger statement, throw in some cushions as well.

Adding additional loose furniture

Image: Knox Stool used as a side table, Source: Theory of Living
Image: Hugo Stool, Source: Theory of Living

A stool or even a chair might be used in place of a typical side table. You can add metal tray to the top of stool and it can be used as a bedside table or side table, and when the tray top is removed it can be used as a chair. It will create a more calm and trendy atmosphere in your room.

Add Greens to Your Rooms

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Place little houseplants in unexpected areas, such as kitchen shelves, coffee tables, bathrooms, and nightstands. It will instantly brighten the room and, predictably, make it appear new. Houseplants are a tried-and-true way to add brilliant color and bring nature into your house.

New Upholstery

Image: Juno Sofa, Source: Theory of Living
Image: Red Cushion Cover to add highlight to your sofa and room, Source: Theory of Living

The cost of reupholstering a sofa is high, and the cost of purchasing a new one is even more. Choose a middle ground by reupholstering your sofa’s seat cushions in a contrasting fabric. Alternatively, get slipcovers made by a seamstress so you can go back to the original whenever you want. you can also add highlight to your room with a colorful pillow.

Say Cheers

Image: Gary Side Table, Source: Theory of Living
Image: Gary Side Table, Source: Theory of Living

If you don’t have one already, get a bar cart and stock it with the best accouterments and spirits you can buy. Roll it into your living room and say hello to the lounge life. The best part is that after a drink or two, everything in the room will look better.


Here are things you can do to add a new atmosphere to your living room without spending a lot of effort. For those of you who are bored with the appearance of your living room, you can try some of the tips above. I hope it can help and inspire you.

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