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Is your living room starting to feel a little bit outdated? Maybe the furniture is starting to show its age, or the paint job is looking a bit shabby. If you're beginning to notice some telltale signs that it might be time for a living room makeover, don't worry – you're not alone. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the most common signals that it might be time for a change. We'll also offer up some tips on how to get started with your living room makeover project. So if you're ready to give your living room an update, keep reading!

Is it time you breathed some new life into your living room? The state of your living room can impact your mood and your ability to relax. Below are a few signs that it could be time to give your living room a makeover. 


There's Too Much Clutter And Not Enough Storage

You’re likely to find it harder to relax in a cluttered living room. There are many different sources of living room clutter including DVDs, video games, kids’ toys, ornaments, and even unused fitness gear.

Getting rid of this clutter could be a chance to reassess how your living room is laid out and organized. Once you’ve decided which items you don’t need, you can start finding new ways to store and position the items that you want to keep. This could involve buying new storage solutions or adding new shelves. 


There Are Stains That Won’t Go Away

Furniture and flooring may accumulate stains over time from spillages. Some stains can be removed with a bit of elbow grease, while others may require using specialist equipment (such as a carpet cleaner) or professional services (such as upholstery cleaners). 

If none of this works and the stain still remains, consider whether it’s time to buy new furniture or flooring. This will help to make your living room look attractive once again. 


Saggy Couches And Recliners That Don't Recline Anymore

If your furniture is starting to show its age, it might be time for a living room makeover. Sagging couches and recliners that don't recline anymore can make your living room look old and tired.

Newer furniture can give your living room a fresh, new look. And, if you're buying new furniture, you might as well get rid of the old stuff too! This will free up some space in your living room so you can rearrange the furniture or add new decorations.

Consider whether other items in your room are also damaged too. This could include broken blinds or curtain rails, frayed carpets, or a cracked coffee table. If multiple items are damaged and they’re all quite old, it may make sense to completely re-furnish your living room.


The Colors And Textures All Clash

Too many different colors and textures in a room can make a room feel disorienting. Certain colors and textures can even make a room feel outdated.

Consider toning down these colors and textures by planning a makeover. Get rid of old patterned and frilly furniture in exchange for modern furniture. Meanwhile, consider using neutral or pastel colors on walls. Only use small pops of bright colors such as a bright red feature wall or red curtains, and try to keep to a color scheme. 


There’s Not Enough Seating

Do your family members often have to fight for a place on the sofa? Is there always someone without a seat? It could be time to reassess your seating options.

If you have the space, consider adding an armchair or a bean bag. If you want to make better use of the space that you have, try getting a corner sofa. This will help to make your living room feel more spacious and open.


Your Tastes Have Changed!

Maybe the living room was perfect when you were a single guy but the decore just doesn't fit now that you are a few years into your marriage with kids on the way. If your room just doesn't fit your current lifestyle it may be time for something new.

A living room makeover can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only will you get to express your creativity, but you’ll also end up with a living room that better suits your needs.

You can increase your seating options by buying a bigger sofa or by adding extra seats. If you have a small living room, you may be restricted as to how many seats you can add to the room, however, there may still be ways of changing the layout to allow room for more seats.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.