When you’re a busy adult, keeping every room in your home modern and stylish can be tough. Most of us manage to upgrade one or two rooms throughout the course of the year, and even that seems to take up several weekends!

The best thing to do when you’re trying to modernize your home is to focus on one room at a time, focusing on the main rooms of the house, such as the kitchen, living room, and main bedroom. By updating the rooms that you spend most of your time in, you can leave the less important rooms for the months when you have more free time.

You don’t need to be a professional interior designer and know all of this year’s interior design trends to create a modern and stylish living room. Some simple changes and small touches can make all the difference in making your living room look brand new.

Here are some top tips to transform an outdated living room into one that is modern and trendy. 

Repair Any Damage

Worn, tatty, and damaged items around your living room can immediately make it look outdated. If you want to make the space look brand new, it’s time to perform some much-needed repairs.

To cut costs, try and repair as many things as you can by yourself. Get your DIY hat on, grab your materials, and get fixing!

For the items that are too difficult to fully fix by yourself, hire a professional to complete the repairs. For example, if your rug is worn or damaged in certain areas, hire a professional rug repair service to make your rug look as good as new.

Fixing the smaller items might not feel very significant but they will add up to give your living room a whole new vibe.

Declutter the Space

When your living room is overfilled, it doesn’t look the best and it makes you want to avoid the room altogether. Before you can make any major changes to the decor and accessories in the room, you might need to spend some time getting rid of the items that you no longer need or want.

Once you have managed to declutter your space, you will have a blank canvas to work from and you can start designing your new living room. If you don’t want to throw things away, see if you can take them to a friend’s house for temporary storage or find an affordable storage facility.

Establish a Color Story

One of the most effective ways to improve your interior design and breathe a life of fresh air into your living room is by establishing a cohesive color story across your furniture and décor. Consider two or three colors that match, and weave these colors into your interior design.

Ideally, try and find one primary color and two secondary colors, with a nice mixture of brights and neutrals. This will give your room some character without making the color scheme overpowering.