If you love your living room, but feel like it could benefit from a few upgrades that will boost its value and style, you’ve come to the right place. These design changes will turn your simple home into a luxurious 5-star retreat and increase its value. Take a look and feel free to take notes for your future stress-free remodel.
Refresh your paint
One of the simplest, cheapest and most effective ways to boost your living room’s value is to refresh your paint job. A fresh coat of paint will make any space look clean and new. Every year brings us something new in the wall color department, and 2018 is no different. Experts predict that soft, washed neutrals, greens and pinks will be huge since they create a feeling of serenity and harmony in the living room. However, if you want something bolder, you can opt for modern and playful hues of blue, yellow and green to highlight your lively nature. No matter what palette you choose, it will make a huge difference.
Create a focal point of the room
If you want to add value and style to your space, your safest bet is to create a focal point. Most people choose to introduce an interesting architectural element to their living room to serve as a centrepiece of the space. This is usually a fireplace or wall niches (groupings of niches are particularly interesting). However, if you want to take it a step further, you can add an indoor fountain. Smaller models can be installed quickly and easily (you can even turn it into a DIY project), and they look fantastic. Another possibility is to add a fancy French chaise lounge and add the additional piece of furniture, while your living room gets a stylish new focal point.
Update your furniture
High-quality furniture can add a lot of value to your living space, so don’t hesitate to splurge a bit on a stylish piece of seating. Stylish sofas will make your space look modern and comfortable. Subdued neutral colors like soft grays, blues and whites are very popular today and they make any space look elegant and luxurious. These colors also match almost any interior design style and wall palette, so it will be extremely easy to introduce them to your home. Additionally, if you refresh your shelving (floor-to-ceiling shelves are especially elegant) you’ll end up with a space ready to grace any home improvement magazine.
Art was always highly valued, so make sure to make space for it in your living room. You might feel attracted to classic and famous painting reproductions, but getting an original piece is always a much better and investment. It will make your home look unique and stylish. And one day, your art might be worth millions. Also, don’t hesitate to go big. Opt for a huge canvas that will cover your entire wall and your space will look professionally designed.
Go big with extensions
If you’re willing to invest some serious money into boosting the value of your living room and your entire home, why not build an extension in the form of a sunroom? Such an addition can increase the value of your home for up to $30,000, plus it will make it look lighter, bigger and more attractive. Sunrooms are perfect for family hangouts, summer parties and any other activities that can be improved with ample natural light. However, this extension will take away space from your garden which might be a problem if your yard is small. So, if you love landscaping and spending time outside, you might want to be moderate when building the extensions.
The living room was always the social center of every home, so it really deserves to look and feel rich and luxurious. These home improvements will not only boost the value of your living space but also of your entire property.