Has it been part of your long term house decoration plan to redo your living room? Have you had the same couch since you were twenty and got your first apartment? Perhaps you haven’t changed your carpets since you moved in 8 years ago… Whatever your reasons for redecorating, we have some handy hints on how to get started!

Start cleaning

First things first, you need to clean your living room. Sure you may vacuum it regularly and touch up the paint occasionally, but you might be surprised what a thorough cleaning can do. You may actually be able to salvage more of your current furnishings than you initially thought possible. Start with the windows – clean the window panes and wash your curtains. If you have white curtains consider bleaching them as they will often come back looking fresh and white! Next move on to your floors. If you have a carpet consider using special products for efficient carpet cleaning in Townsville to get out any stains.

Check with your local laundromat if they offer a good sanitizing services – they may be able to breathe new life into your carpet and even if you don’t use it in your living room, you may be able to use it in another room or sell it online. If you have wooden or tiled floors simply wipe them clean or mop them and polish them up! Little changes like this can make a huge difference.

Rearrange your furniture

Yet another easy way to redecorate your living room is to try a different furniture arrangement. Open up more space in the room by placing your couch against a blank wall or make things cozy by shifting furniture close together. You could also change positions or the direction your furniture faced. Repositioning your furniture may also give you a better indication of what items you might need to replace or what sort of furniture you might like. For instance, you may decide that you need a sectional sofa or a smaller couch. Perhaps you need a larger coffee table. Moving things around can be inspiring!

Breathe new life

You could also simply refresh the paint colour in your living room. Try painting one wall a bright colour that will cheer up the room or if the room feels small and dingy then go for a light colour that will reflect light. You can also create a gallery wall by hanging up family photographs. Another interesting and fun idea is to blow up your favourite family photo and hang it as a large print on one wall which will make the room cozy.