The living room is arguably one of the most important spaces in your home. It’s probably where your family gathers at night, where you wind down on a Saturday afternoon, and where your guests first rest their eyes when entering your home. It’s only natural to want your living room to look and feel its absolute best. But while re-decorating a room is always an exciting process, it can also turn into a serious money pit quickly if you don’t prioritize and maximize what you already have.
If your living room is feeling a little uninspiring and stale but doesn’t necessarily warrant a full redesign, there are tons of easy ways to transform your space without spending a ton of time or money—and it can be as simple as moving some furniture around or adding a rug. Want to give your space an instant makeover? Here are 10 simple living room ideas that are basically free.
Change Your Layout
Sometimes, all you need to do to make your living room feel fresh is to switch the layout. Is your furniture pushed up against the walls? Try floating it in the middle of the room. Is there too much space between your seating arrangement? Consider dividing your space into multiple zones, like Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus did in their L.A. living room above.