Here’s the thing about living rooms – you want them to be lived in! After all, this is the place where you and yours are going to be spending a lot of time. That said, there’s such a thing as a living room that’s been too lived in; say, a living room that hasn’t been updated or remodeled in over a decade! Odds are that you’re probably sitting in such a living room right now, looking at all the tired furniture and décor, wishing it could all be different.
Well, here’s the thing. Updating a tired living room isn’t all that complicated. Maybe it’s time to buy some no furniture pieces? Maybe it’s time to get rid of that awful wall color and replace it with something bright and new? Maybe you just need a new layout. Whatever the case may be, a living room makeover can be one of the most rewarding makeovers you can give your home! That’s because it’s a makeover that you can sit and enjoy every day when you get home from work.
To show you what’s possible and also to give you the inspiration you need, we’ve collected these 12 awesome living room makeover before and after photos. So, take a look, and then maybe get up off the couch and head to the local hardware store! It’s time for a change, don’t you think?
From the soot stains above the fireplace to the awful wood planks on the walls, this living room is simply ghastly.
For the makeover, the homeowner highlighted the windows, expanding them to eight-feet tall. The result is an open and airy living room.
2. Going Up!
This living room, though not bad, is exceptionally cluttered. Also, the vertical space is completely blank.
To fix this, the homeowner rearranged the furniture and flanked the fireplace with two bookshelves, adding a sense of height in the process.
3. Not Bad… But…
So, here’s the thing about this example. The right furniture pieces are present; they’re just not used to their fullest potential.
By brightening up the space and also rearranging the furniture, a brighter more airy living room is created… And all on no budget (other than time spent) whatsoever.
4. Hey Grandma
We’re not saying that your grandma isn’t a cool lady, we’re just saying that maybe her sense of style is a little dated…
Check out how this living room remodel completely transforms the space. Specifically look at how the drapes change your sense of the windows.
5. Almost Open
The open-concept is really in right now, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s adds an airy and entertainment-friendly vibe to a home.
For this living room remodel, the division between the dining area and the living room was eliminated, creating a breezy space.
6. A Touch Dark
There’s a lot to love about this living room on its own, but doesn’t it just feel a little too dark?
That’s why a fresh coat of paint was applied, along with some new furniture and décor pieces. The result is a much cheerier environment.
7. But That Fireplace
So, as a space, there’s a lot to love about this living room. However, the brick fireplace is a little tired.
With built-ins flanking the fireplace in the makeover, the living room takes on a much more beautiful and contemporary look.
8. Plastic Everywhere
If there’s one thing that should never be seen in a living room, it’s furniture that’s covered in plastic.
In place of all that plastic, beautiful contemporary furniture pieces have been added, and the exposed brick walls have been drawn out.
9. Dark Red
While red can work well when applied correctly, there’s no denying that the dark red in this living room makes the space to dank.
Thankfully this homeowner decided to expose some brick and give it a white wash, resulting in a space that’s more open and airy.
10. Just Whatever
It’s not that there’s anything particularly wrong with this living room, it’s just that it’s so whatever.
But through this remodel color and pizzazz were added through smart furniture pieces and through drawing the eye toward the window.
11. Midcentury Tired
Any homeowner should be able to look at this living room and say, “It’s almost there… But…”
And so these homeowners did! Adding new wall art pieces and furniture, the space was completely remade in its full midcentury glory!
12. Coastal Confusion
Just looking at this living room, you know that it’s begging for a coastal makeover. Currently, though, it’s completely confused. (That leather ottoman?)
Thankfully, whoever owns this living room decided to make all the right design choices, and the result is splendid!