Home Living Room

Living Room

Your living room is a space built for relaxing, socializing, and welcoming guests into your home. For this reason, it should be a comfortable, clean haven that reflects who you are as a homeowner. 

Tips for Loving Your Living Room

If your living room isn’t as inviting as you’d like, it might be time for a renovation. Living room renovations can be as simple as a decor refresh or as involved as a floor replacement. Whatever you need to do to get your space looking right, Today’s Homeowner is here to make it happen with our library of helpful guides.

Below are 10 simple ways to refresh your living space. These ideas are perfect for adding design trends to your living room or fitting it to your ever-evolving home aesthetic. You can:

  • Add a new statement rug
  • Update accent pillow and throw blankets
  • Redesign your mantel
  • Switch up your wall decor
  • Add shelves for dimension
  • Rejuvenate the space with houseplants
  • Rearrange the furniture
  • Repaint the walls or create an accent wall
  • Update your window treatments
  • Organize the room

Complete living room remodels go far past replacing a few pillows or adding a new rug. Instead, they’ll likely involve replacing your floors, installing new materials around your fireplace, or constructing a built-in shelving unit. Projects like these typically require professional assistance, but some can be DIY with the right skill set and patience.

Don’t forget that your living room doesn’t have to be indoors. Homeowners seeking time in the great outdoors can furnish their outdoor spaces to function as exterior living rooms. Add durable patio furniture, stylish decor, and outdoor lighting for the perfect escape.

Looking for more ways to level up your living room? Check out our extensive list of living room resources to take your space from dull to delightful.

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Chelsea Lipford Wolf's finished family room

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Sunken living room in accordance to the podcast script

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Sunroom makeover, after

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Faux shiplap fireplace with mantel and candle on accent table

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Split screen of Barbara Crigler's completed dining room with green accent wall and her living room with a whitewashed fireplace and stained mantel.

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This family room lacks character and a true focal point. We'll add an accent wall and a fake fireplace to change that!