Hang up MirrorsNot only will they cover up your children’s unappreciated felt tip scribbling’s on your much loved wallpaper but it will also open up the room and add light to it. If you don’t have a big mirror you could add a clutter of smaller mirrors to a wall to create a mosaic effect. Make sure you don’t put them in reach of little hands though as smudged finger marks on a mirror is not a pretty sight.
Change the curtainsCurtains can make a huge difference to a room. As they are the first thing the light hits in your living room they will fade over time. Throw in an enthusiastic curtain climbing kitten or kids who like to think they make great hiding places and they may start to look a little worn over time. If you can’t afford to buy new curtains try washing them. They might just be a bit dusty and a bit of a wash may bring out the quality of their colours again.
Clean the carpetCarpet cleaning will make a huge difference. So much dust can get in the wool that it can dull the colour and change the look and the feel of your flooring. Hovering can only do so much and every now and again your carpet will need a good thorough cleaning, especially if you have pets such as cats of dogs as fleas can live in the carpet for days at a time.
Add a room fragrancePlug in air fresheners can give a room a lot of atmosphere from just a hint of a scent. Mulled wine, spiced apple or cranberry scented plug ins all give a lovely wintry, Christmas-like fragrance to your living room and will greatly prove it. Other scents like lavender, linen and rose have a more relaxing, chilled out atmosphere where as outdoor scents like ever green forests and meadow fragrances make you feel like you’re out in the country side. If you don’t fancy forking out for an air freshener you could always get scented candles to light at night, they offer a much more relaxed, soothing light compared to lamps. You could also look into lighting incense.
It doesn’t take much to transform your living room into something you may see in the pages of an apartment interior design magazine. It just takes a bit of initiative to create an atmosphere both you and your visitors can appreciate. If however your furniture is the worse for wear that a quick fix wouldn’t be able to rescue then you might want to consider buy to let furniture to furnish your rooms with modern, beautiful furnishings temporarily.