The living room is where you spend most of your time. So if you have grown tired of the same space, you might be dreading the time, effort, and money required to makeover your living room. 

Fortunately, these ten changes can instantly makeover the space. 


Decluttering any room is the quickest and cheapest way to transform the space. Clutter gradually builds up over time. So even if you make a point of keeping your living environment neat and tidy, there’s a good chance decluttering will make a difference. 

If you aren’t too sure where to start when decluttering your living room, it’s wise to clean the area first and then start organizing at one end, working your way around the room. You will need three empty crates or boxes to sort items for donation, items to sell, and items to throw away. 

Once you have decluttered the space, you can also consider deep cleaning any carpeting and upholstered furniture. 

Add Some Storage

Rooms without enough storage space will quickly become messy and cluttered. When items don’t have a place to be, they end up lying anywhere, making cleaning a frustrating task. 

Adding storage is a pocket-friendly way to keep your living room clean and organized. And if you opt for creative storage ideas like floating shelves, a coffee table with a storage drawer, a display bookshelf, or even an upcycled chest of drawers, your storage ideas will double up as decor.

Invest In A New Sofa

A sofa is one of the most essential living room furniture pieces, so it makes sense how this single item can determine the overall interior look. Investing in new comfy loveseats, a suede L-shape sofa, or even an occasional chair will give your living room a new look. 

With this change, it’s important to invest in a sofa that’s vibrant enough to make a statement. A jewel-toned loveseat or a patterned chair will draw attention.

Get An Area Rug

An area rug can transform any living room. Rugs can add texture, warmth, and comfort, so you won’t regret investing in a quality area rug. Carpeting can also absorb sounds and provide a more peaceful home environment.

Choosing the right size is the trickiest detail when shopping for an area rug. Even though you’ll have a selection of standard rug sizes to choose from, you must find a size that is not too big or small for your living room. The rug should be big enough for furniture feet to sit on while leaving at least six inches between the wall and the rug’s end. 

Repaint The Walls

A fresh coat of paint can immediately transform any room, and this easy DIY project will also boost property value. If you decide to go ahead and repaint your entire home, you can increase property value by as much as 5%. 

Nevertheless, it’s essential to use high-quality interior paint in a neutral tone. Instead of choosing a bold color, a neutral tone will complement most furnishings and decor.

Change The Window Treatments

You might be so used to your current drapes that you hardly notice them and can’t imagine how new ones would make any difference. However, new window treatments can transform a room the same way a fresh coat of paint can. 

Choosing the most suitable window treatments can be pretty tricky. You must first need to choose between drapes, curtains, shades, and blinds, and then you will need to find the right fabric, choose a color, and select the perfect length and width. 

Once you have chosen your window treatments, you can also consider the option of automatic window treatments. These window coverings add convenience and value to your home. Moreover, smart window coverings typically last longer as they endure less damage caused by manually opening and closing them. 

Create An Accent Wall

An accent wall can instantly liven up any room, and it won’t cost much at all. But you will want to stick to a bold plain color wall or textured wallpaper for smaller living rooms. It’s best to stick to simple options and color schemes to avoid overwhelming the smaller space with too much color or detail. 

Otherwise, if you have a larger living room, you’ll have a world of options, from pattern wallpaper to living walls made from plants and floor-to-ceiling floating shelves and everything in between. 

Get A New Throw And Some Scatters

New scatter cushions and throw blankets can make a notable difference to your living room interiors. These items are primary decor essentials for every living room, so changing them is an affordable way to makeover the space quickly. 

Faux fur and chunky knit throw blankets are trendy options that add comfort, while textured or patterned scatter cushions are great options for most living rooms. 

Switch Up The Decor

Even if you decide to keep your furniture, changing up the decor items in your living room is enough to make an impression. Decorative details tie all the elements together, so changing these items can leave your living room looking new.

But even so, it’s crucial to keep decorative details minimal, specifically if you have a smaller living room or want to create a minimalistic atmosphere in your home. 

Install Better Lighting

A proper lighting plan for any living room should incorporate at least three light sources; natural light, ceiling light, and a third source of light such as a floor lamp, wall-mounted lamp, or table lamp. 

When choosing lighting, look for modern fixtures or fixtures that can work well as decor elements. However, you should avoid hanging or pendant lighting if you have a smaller living room. Larger lighting fixtures can overpower small rooms by dragging the ceiling down. 


Giving your living room an instant makeover is easier than you think. By investing in a single meaningful change, you can completely change the look of the space. There is no need to part with a fortune or spend hours of time redoing the living room.