Small and Creative Updates to Transform Your Living Room

Every now and then your living room needs a bit of sprucing up. A little change never hurt anyone, so your living room can only become better if you decide to update it.

Now, these changes and updates don’t have to be huge or radical. A few small and creative changes can have a huge impact on the design of your living room.

Also, you don’t have to break your budget to transform the space. If you’re interested in finding out what small and creative updates you can do in your living room – you’re in the right place.

Stick with us to find out how to easily refresh and spruce up your living room space.

1.   Change the paint color

Starting off with the most obvious and yet the most impactful change – a fresh coat of paint. You wouldn’t believe how much a change of paint can transform and freshen up space.

You can completely change the color of your living room or you can just refresh it with the same paint color – it’s up to you. If you’re looking for a big change, consider painting your walls with new, bold, and inviting colors.

The thing about paint is that if you don’t like it, you can always repaint it! Currently, some of the most popular living room colors in 2021 include greens, blues, grays, and beiges.

Of course, when painting your living room mind the size of it. Generally, smaller living rooms should be painted in brighter and lighter colors to make the space seem larger and more spacious. In large living rooms, on the other hand, you can play around with color combinations, darker shades, and tones – again whatever you prefer.

2.   Rearrange the furniture

One of the ways to make your home feel welcoming and cozy is to simply rearrange the furniture. You don’t need to buy anything new for your living room, you can just rearrange what you already have. Play around with furniture positions and try to think outside of the box.

This means that people often tend to push all their furniture against the walls, which makes the room look smaller and cluttered. Regardless of how big or small your living room space is, you should always consider balance and traffic flow.

If you’re placing a large sofa on one side of the room, make sure the other side is equally balanced with something similar or a group of various pieces. Don’t just group both big and small pieces on one side of the room.

Move around the furniture until you find the perfect solution.

3.   Invest in a statement piece

A statement piece can be any piece of furniture that makes the room stand out. When it comes to living room space, you have many options. You can choose from armchairs, sofas, to bars and cabinets.

For example, investing in a sofa or a loveseat can be a great start. The color of this sofa or a loveseat should be bold and interesting. It can be stunningly tufted and made of luxurious velvet fabric. The point is to make this accent piece the focus of the room.

This piece of furniture should stand out and be eyecatching. Once you have this accent piece, you can decorate around it.

4.   Nook for kids

Everyone should have a bit of space in the living room, even kids. So, when transforming your living room, don’t forget about the children.

You can easily create a space for them within the living room without radically changing the design of the room. This nook dedicated for kids can be placed in the corner of the room and you can round up space by placing a bean bag or a big comfy pillow. Include some interesting storage options for either their toys or books.

You can install a couple of shelves where their books will be displayed or you can invest in rattan boxes and baskets as a stylish toy storage option. This way, the toys can be nicely hidden in storage that doesn’t stand out from the rest of the room.

Apart from having a functional kids’ nook in the living room, you’ll also have an eye on them all the time.

5.   Change the rug

Yet another easy but significant change for the living room. Changing a rug doesn’t seem like such a big deal, yet it can completely transform the space. Rugs give texture and warmth to any room. But over the years, they become worn out and their colors can fade from the exposure to sunlight.

So, one of the quickest and most effective ways to spruce up the room is to change the rug. Thankfully, rugs come in many options, textures, and patterns. You have a wide variety to chose from. From shaggy rugs to traditional or Morrocan ones.

Once you replace the rug, the change will be obvious immediately.

6.   Swap the art and decor

Replacing the existing art with something new may seem expensive. But the truth is, it doesn’t have to be. Yes, most of the original art or reproductions can be very expensive. However, there are more affordable ways to refresh your space with new art.

If you’re creative enough, you can DIY your own art. Similarly, you can download pictures online and have them printed and then framed.

You can add mirrors in your living room to make it look larger and brighter. You can play around with new knick-knacks and décor pieces.

Open shelves are a nice touch to any living room, especially if they are nicely decorated and styled. Also, ledge gallery or mantel shelf décor – very trendy these days.

Be creative and do whatever you feel like in your space. There is no right or wrong! Just a simple change in your living room can go a long way.

7.   Bring in greenery

Bring in life in your living room with plants and flowers. Greenery can work with almost any design and it’s a pretty affordable way to transform any space.

Having plants in your living room apart from being stylish and trendy, it’s also very beneficial. Plants purify the air, reduce stress, and boost productivity. So, not only will you be adding life to sterile places but you can also benefit from having plants indoors.

You don’t have to go overboard with the plants if you don’t want to – one or two plants can make a significant difference. Plus, if you’re worried about keeping them alive – don’t worry because you can always find various easy to maintain plants.

If you feel like it’s time to refresh your living room space, you’re probably right. The design and style trends evolve constantly and so do our tastes. If you no longer like the design of your living room, now you know that changing it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

Simple changes like swapping art and accessories, changing wall colors, or rearranging the furniture can be a good enough design transformation.

Terra Cotta Saucer And Pot – Make Mushrooms For Your Garden

We all know all the cool project you can make with Terra cotta pots and saucers. These are cool and very easy to make. Use any combination of sizes to make a non-unified look. Paint with your own style using acrylic pain. It will soak a bit into the saucer/pot so a second coat might be needed. You can certainly just set them on top of each other or glue them together with liquid nails or E6000. Carry this project further by adding little miniature figures of elves and fairies on top and make it look like this is their own secret world. This project is cheap and using existing items you already have increases your savings.

Kids Paint Recipe & Usage Idea

Kids got through a lot of craft supplies – and it can really add up. I always look for great ideas to be able to provide my little ones with lots of supplies without taking too much of a hit on my bank account.

So the paint recipe given in the graphic is a good start – I tried it and it works great.

I also like to repurpose, upcycle, recycle – so using old condiment squeeze bottles is a really cool trick. The ones pictured always keeps the paint down at opening so when your little one squeezes there are no ‘blurps’ that are likely to cause a mess. If you can’t wait to gett all of the bottles craft stores sell clear bottles with a nozzle top of many different varieties. Dollar stores usually sell the old fashioned yellow and red squirt bottles that are meant for mustard and ketchup. You would just have to put a label on identifying the color paint inside.

AHH!!! Ladybugs In My Garden

How cute are these little guys – they would not be a worry to find them in your garden. Select rocks with a nice shape similar to the ones that are in the picture. Acrylic paints were used – you could even use paint that glows in the dark. They are sealed with three coats polyurethane to allow them to be used for many years.

Tricks On How To Make Your Small Living Space Look Bigger By Amelia Atkins

When you are decorating your space, it is easy to get focused only on what you like, but lose sight of what actually works for your home. If you live in an urban environment, it’s very likely that space is the one thing your apartment lacks. Luckily, there are tricks that will make your home look roomier.

Let Colors Do the Work for You!

When it comes to using colors to make your living space look bigger, the rule is simple: the lighter, the better. Dark and bright colors generally tend to absorb more light, thus making a room look smaller. Go for a traditional white, an elegant off-white or beige, a neutral light gray, or a soothing pastel. In smaller homes, it is smart to avoid accent walls although they may work: painting everything in one color visually blends the corners and different planes, and opens up the room.


Lighten Up!

As we’ve said, it’s all about making your space visually open. Light is the best way to do that. Don’t close up your windows with heavy curtains or shades. Carefully pick out your lighting. It’s important to illuminate any dark or shady corners. Your preferred lighting should be bright and warm. Avoid huge, extravagant fixtures – they will probably be too overpowering for your room. Choose smaller pendant lights or wall lamps.


The quickest way to suffocate your space is to have too much stuff. Sure, you want your little nest to be cozy and comfortable, but try to rein yourself in. That doesn’t mean you need to throw away half your belongings, natch! In a small home, organization is key! Built-in shelves and closets are ideal for this purpose. Custom built furniture will help you use what you’ve got in an optimal way. To get all those trinkets and bits and pieces out of eyesight, build drawers or get cute decorative boxes. That way, all of that stuff will be packed away, but still within your hand’s reach.


Use Those Nooks and Crannies!

Make sure you use any seemingly useless nooks and crannies to build extra storage space. You are probably thinking you don’t have any, but you do. The space under the stairs often goes unused, but is actually perfect for storage units. Make sure your closets and cupboards reach the ceiling. Don’t waste the space under your bed. When choosing a couch, buy one with storage space underneath.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!

A great illusion which will make your home look roomier than it actually is would be to use mirrors. Instead of cluttering your walls with paintings, which would only close up your space, use mirrors. Glass, in general, is a great choice for furniture as well – especially for tables. Not to mention that interesting frames can make gorgeous room decorations.

Lose the Doors!

Doors, walls, whatever can go, should go! Open floor plans have been extremely popular over the last few years for this exact reason. Getting rid of unnecessary walls and doors is an essential step to making your home look open and spacious. If, for some reason, you absolutely need doors, opt for glass pane ones, since they do not eat up the space and look great.

Play with Patterns

Using a pattern in a small space might sound counterintuitive, but is actually not a bad idea at all. Don’t cut up the space with too many pieces and a lot of different patterns. Stripes are an optimal choice to give the illusion of width. Use the same pattern on a few choice pieces to add some flare to your home design.

As you can see, just because your home is on the small side, that doesn’t mean it has to feel cramped or claustrophobic. With just a bit of effort and imagination, you can turn your tiny abode into a comfortable, modern looking apartment.