If you look at your living room and feel depressed by it, you are not going to want to spend much time in there. It can be a horrible thought that the place where you should feel the most relaxed is making you feel down. However, it is very often the case that the more in need of a makeover our homes become, the less time we want to spend in them. 

Having to fix your living room up can be an overwhelming prospect. You may worry about the expense or possibly the time involved is the problem. However, worrying about a problem will not make it go away, and you could probably do the job in a short space of time for less money than you would imagine. 

Create A Feature Wall

If you want to make your room look more attractive, you should look at creating a feature wall. This will immediately make the room seem more dynamic. 

Choose the wall that you would like to be the feature wall. Usually, if you have a fireplace or chimney breast, the wall with these on will work best. If you don’t have either of those things, you could choose the wall opposite your window, or whichever wall your sofas face. 

There are a couple of ways that you can create your feature wall. Firstly, you could choose to paint it in a bold and impacting color that is in contrast to the rest of the room. Make sure the color scheme goes together well, though. You may choose to use some vinyl wall stickers to create a slogan or simple image directly onto the wall. 

The other option is to find some exciting wallpaper and use that to highlight the feature wall. 

Paint The Room White

White is a great color to paint a room. It looks clean and crisp. It reflects all of the light that comes into the room, and it makes it all appear much brighter. White will also help to make the room look bigger. Having that sense of space can make the room feel like a happier place in which to spend a lot of time. 

White is not a very forgiving color to paint your home, and if you have young children, and if you get mucky handprints or crayon drawings on your wall, you may need to either add to the coat from time-to-time or choose a different color. 


Often, one of the things that get us down the most in our house is the clutter that we accumulate. You may not want to get rid of it, but having it hanging around can trigger us to feel unhappy. 

Go through all of the items that are in your living room. Sort them into three piles. One to keep there, one to put away in a cupboard or drawer in another room, and the other to donate, sell or throw away. You will find that there is much less that you really want actually to keep. Pretty soon, you will have a much neater, happier home. 

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