It probably goes without saying, but your living room is perhaps the most important space in your entire home. It’s the place that you and your family return to every night after a long day at work or a long day of class. It’s the place where you gather with friends and family on special occasions, the place where you celebrate the year’s biggest holidays.
Because of this, having a living room that’s as beautiful and as well-designed as it can be is vitally important when it comes to making a house feel like a home. That’s why so many homeowners are ready and willing to open up their wallets when it comes to living room remodeling projects.
Below, we’re going to take a look at 10 living room remodels. In each, we think you’ll see the number of possibilities that are available to a homeowner who’s interested in remodeling his or her living room. Because of this, we think you’ll gain plenty of inspiration here when it comes to developing ideas that can help to transform your living room through a remodel, making it a place in which you’re happy to gather, no matter what time of year it is!
1. Red and White to Clean and Bright
Before: Even without furniture, the red wall paint and floral drapes around the windows create a drab vibe in this living room environment.
After: Thanks to a fresh coat of white paint, some plush furniture, and a new flooring solution topped with an area rug, things are transformed!
2. Small Changes Big Effects
Before: The minimal and mix-and-match feel of this living room design definitely leaves a lot to be desired.
After: By changing out a few of the furniture pieces and adding some unique lighting, this living room feels completely different. The new rug and arrangement help too!
3. Dealing with Vertical Space
Before: Anyone would love to have the high ceilings present in this living room. Though most could probably leave the layout behind.
After: By changing the focal point of the living room by including a larger piece of art above the fireplace and by remaking the arrangement, this space feels completely different.
4. Worn to Regal
Before: The bones of this living room are sound, with the big windows and the beautiful wood detailing. The colors, though, are all wrong.
After: A grey and white color scheme adds a wonderful sense of class to the place, allowing for luxurious furniture pieces to feel right at home.
5. What’s Old is New Again
Before: There’s a lot of delicious space to be used in this living room. However, the bare brick and dark woods create an “old school” vibe.
After: Grey and white come together in the remodel’s color scheme to create a space that has a luxurious feel for rustic décor choices.
6. Doing it All Wrong
Before: If you’ve been looking for an example for how not to arrange the furniture in a large living room… Well, here it is!
After: Spreading things out and making use of the fireplace as a natural focal point, this living room feels completely different.
7. A Bachelor’s Sensibility
Before: You can even really call this a living room design; there’s barely any furniture to speak of! Just some places to sit and a television.
After: This new design keeps the television-centric feel of the previous, but adds beautiful built-in shelving to define the space.
8. Too Much Furniture
Before: Perhaps you want those big, plush couches. But you’ve got to consider how they’re going to fit into your space.
After: By brightening up the colors of the space and choosing furniture pieces that are more in line with the space available, this living room feels instantly more inviting.
9. Dark and Uninviting
Before: The combination of muted wall colors and dark red furniture makes for a living room that’s entirely uninviting.
After: Brighter colors, of course, help to transform this space entirely. While the new living room largely uses the same layout, note the subtle changes made.
10. Opening Up Space
Before: This living room is located right next to the front door, with a small wall and pillar providing separation.
After: In the remodel, that separation was removed and instead replaced by a wall sconce. It makes the whole space feel grander and more inviting.