There are many reasons why you might want to transform your living room: whether it is to make more attractive for your visitors, to enjoy the time you spend there more, or to make changes so your family can be more comfortable. If you don’t know where and how to start with this daunting task follow these steps and you’ll find transforming your living room simple.
Start with a Detailed Plan
All transformations require a plan – especially something as important as transforming your living room that will cost a pretty penny and requires a lot of time.
You need to establish a detailed and factual plan before starting the transformation process to ensure you have the necessary budget to go through with it and that you don’t miss anything important:
Come up with a list
The first step is to come up with a list of all the different furniture, household items, renovations you’ll need to transform your living room. At this point, you need to just add everything to the list in this preliminary stage without any discrimination – at this point, completion is more important than accuracy. Just get it all down.
Work out your budget
Next, take a look at your budget to see how much you can afford to spend and come up with a ballpark estimate.
Now that you have a list of all the things you need to buy or do, you can get a clearer idea of what your design plan is going to cost. This is an important step to ensure that you have the funds necessary to carry out your plan without taking on unnecessary debt.
Prioritize the items on your list
If you’re like most people, the list you come up with will be long and out of your budget. Now, it is time to prioritize which items you need to get and what renovations you need to make. You need to sort the items by priority and make sure you know which items on your list you need to take care of first.
How to Choose the Best Furniture
Next up, you need to choose which types and sizes of pieces of furniture you need to get for your living room – the furniture you buy will have the most impact on your living room’s transformation and you need to be careful with how you approach it.
The design of your furniture is obviously important and there aren’t any universal guidelines on what kind of design you should get. It depends on your taste, the design of your home and the overall style of your other rooms.
One important thing to keep in mind is that you want to ensure that the design of your furniture and lighting accessories complement one another and to avoid any odd pieces that just don’t fit it.
For example, if you have a wooden staircase, you’d look at more wooden pieces to set off this design aspect.
Your living room is the most important room in your home and the quality of the furniture is of paramount importance. Choose pieces that are high quality, look good and are comfortable to use. Paying a little more for higher quality items saves money in the long run as these pieces will last. Well crafted or antique pieces can even become family heirlooms.
What are you going to do with each piece of furniture? What’s the purpose of your living room? These are the questions you need to ask yourself before deciding which kind of furniture you want to get. If you’re going to get a light for reading, it should be different from getting a light for a living room where you’ll throw a lot of parties. You need to make sure the furniture you’re going to get is best optimized for its uses.
Coming up with a detailed plan and choosing the right high-quality furniture within your budget are the two most important ingredients for a successful living room transformation. You need to follow all steps and always ensure you’re doing enough research before parting with your hard-earned cash.