How to Spruce Up Your Living Room: 7 Expert Tips

Sprucing up your living room doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Whether you’re looking for a new couch or want to refresh your space with some new accessories, we’ve got you covered with seven expert tips on sprucing up your living room. Take a look. 

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Evaluate Your Space

Look at the room from different perspectives, such as above and below and on all sides of the room. To do this effectively, place yourself in various areas of your living room.

Hold up a mirror or take photos to get different perspectives of each part of your living room to visualize your decorating project better.

Draw Some Floor Plans.

Decide on the layout of your living room furniture. Make sure that all pieces fit together in a way that makes sense and is comfortable for you to use.

Then draw a rough sketch of this layout on the floor plan and note where you will place each piece. If you have decorative items like mid-century modern furniture, lamps, plants, or wall art hanging around, include them too!

Put On Your Thinking Cap

When planning a living room renovation, it’s important to consider the needs and wants of the people who will use it—not just your own.

For example, if your family is small or you don’t have many guests often, you may not need a large space that can hold many people at once.

However, suppose you’re planning on hosting large gatherings or get-togethers with family members and friends regularly. In that case, it’s best to design an area large enough for everyone to have plenty of room.

Understand the Dimensions of Your Furniture

Measure your furniture’s dimensions – length, width, and height – to ensure that it fits in the space before purchasing new pieces.

Additionally, it would be best if you understood the standard dimensions for sofas, chairs, and coffee tables to know exactly how big they “should” be before purchasing them.

For example, A typical sofa would measure around 90″ long x 43″ wide x 35″ high (for an average-sized adult).

Maximize Your Storage Space

It’s hard to find storage space in a living room. If you’re looking for an easy way to add storage, consider using a bench seat or console table with built-in storage space.

If you’d like to store things without having them in the open, consider using a coffee table with hidden storage space inside it (or just put some books on top of it).

Side tables also make great choices for storing items that need to be hidden from view.

Choose a Focal Point

A focal point is any furniture or feature you can use to draw the eye to an area in your living room. It might be a piece of art, a plant, or an interesting light fixture.

You can use focal points to draw attention to a particular part of the room (like an accent wall) or show off something special about your space (like that antique grandfather clock).

Replace Coffee Tables with Side Tables

If your living room is small, it’s probably better to forego a coffee table and opt for two or three side tables instead.

Mid-century modern furniture like side tables can display items (like books) and store them (by putting books on the bottom shelf).

This way, you won’t have to worry about taking up space by storing items underneath your coffee table.

Final Word

Sprucing up your living room doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right approach, you can make small changes that will result in big improvements.

Let us know what innovative approaches you have used to spruce your space.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.