Time for a living room update? Take a look at some of our top tips if you want to give your living space a fresh look
TIE PATTERNS TOGETHER
A chequerboard border of tiles around the fireplace will instantly update your living room.
This space, featuring the Titan sofa by Sofology, brings the pattern in again with soft furnishings like blankets and cushions.
Here, Andrew Martin delights in warm tones and patterns.
GO BIG ON ART
Axe the gallery wall in favour of oversized gradient canvas prints.
Here, the shades of blue pair beautifully with the Etienne sofa by Porada.
GET CREATIVE WITH LIGHTING
Swap out a floor lamp for staggered ceiling pendants.
Cool rattan lights (Aphrodite by Pooky) pair well with the rest of this Seventies-inspired space.
MAKE A STATEMENT WITH YOUR SOFA
When in doubt, go bold.
A statement sofa will update your living room, especially if it’s covered in Pillarbox Omega velvet from Linwood.
Pair with calmer walls and a neat arrangement of art to keep things sophisticated.
Never ones to shy away from colour, AMC interior designers created this cosy nook full of rich jewel tones.
LET NATURAL LIGHT IN
When natural light is readily available, simple furnishings are all that’s needed.
Classic pieces like the Reprise lounge chair from L.Ercolani are always worth the investment.
SWAP PLANTS FOR TREES
Instead of the standard houseplant, try an indoor tree.
It’ll add a little whimsy and magic to your space and might be hardier than its smaller cousins.
Accessorise with the embellished Muse Snake & Apple cushion from Jonathan Adler for a tongue-in-cheek scheme.
ADD INTEREST WITH PANELLING
Statement walls may be on the back foot, but accent panelling has never been more popular.
Here, woodwork around the window provides textural interest and makes the corner cosier.
Get smart and add hidden storage in there if space allows.
Coffee table, armchairs, and lighting from Garden Trading.