Swap the coffee table for a nest of tables. Easy to move, and taking up less space than a coffee table, a neat nest will make the room appear larger.
Paint one wall. A single 2.5l tin of paint is usually enough to cover most walls, so this is a cheap and easy way to give the whole room a lift - go for spring shades for a really fresh feel.
Update your sofa. Even well-used sofas can be revived, and given a new look, if you cover them in bright floral cushions.
Clear the clutter. A simple bit of re-organisation can create a fresh feel. Make sure there is plenty of storage, and tidy away clutter-offenders, such as remote controls and magazines, in baskets.
Go for the personal touch. Family photos add instant warmth to a room. Try making a feature by grouping four or five together in a gallery-style display.
Give a good clean. Refresh your curtains, carpets and loose seat covers, with a good wash or trip to the dry cleaners - just don't forget to check labels first.
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