Planning a living room renovation


Our living rooms are often the place where we spend a great deal of time and you’ll probably find that every now and then, you feel like changing things up a bit with new furniture or decor, or even a complete renovation.
If you’re planning to make some big changes to your living area, keep reading for our step-by-step guide on how to plan your project and get the best results. We’ve also got a fantastic way you can save money on all the items you need to create your ideal living atmosphere. As a first-time customer, you're eligible for a special discount – use the Terrys Fabrics discount code at checkout to get some great savings.

Make a plan

Before you start your renovation, take some time to think about what exactly you would like to change about your home, and what purchases you will need to make. This is a good time to speak to other family members to discuss your ideas and make any important decisions together. Depending on the dynamics of your family, you may have different needs and objectives so sometimes a compromise may need to be made.

Make a budget

The first step mentioned above also allows you to consider your budget. By making a list of the things you want to do, you will be able to identify all the necessary materials, products, and accessories for your renovation and this will help you have a clear idea of how much it is going to cost. It will be much easier to stick to your budget it you set it at this early stage. 


Layout is key when remodelliing or renovating. Redesigning your living room gives you the opportunity to completely transform the space that you have available. Whether it’s large or small, you can find lots of ways to make significant changes and sometimes you can use existing furniture that is simply arranged in a totally different way to achieve the desired effect. Draw a rough sketch of any ideas you have and take measurements for any large items of furniture or changes to things like windows and doors. 


Once you have made final decisions about your plans, it’s time to do some research. Make sure you shop around to find the best deals on all your essential materials. Depending on the scale of your project, you may not be able to do all the work yourself and it may be necessary to hire a professional. You can compare quotes for the different services you need and choose the right one.  

Pay attention to the detail

Accessories can make all the difference when renovating or redecorating any room. When it comes to accessories, the possibilities are endless and even tiny changes can have a huge impact on the room. Think about what style you prefer and pick up some new items such as curtains, cushions, mirrors, artwork, and plants to create the ultimate living space for you. 

Be practical

For large-scale renovations, you need to have a plan for your living arrangements during the time that the work is being carried out. Try to be as realistic as possible and make provisions for everything you will need to do to prepare for the renovation, and how you are going to remove any items you want to get rid of to make space for the new ones. Also, consider where you are going to put any of the existing items you decide to keep during the work phase and where you are going to spend your time. 

If you’re looking for some fresh ideas and inspiration on how to go about renovating your room, check out this picture gallery from The Guardian where you could find something that catches your eye.