Equip yourself with ideas and patience, and get ready to do some remodeling. It might be a good idea to do it after some house cleaning, so do that first. Or, if you don’t have the patience for that as well, hire a cleaning agency. The cleaners will do a swift job and then leave you to your reorganizing.
Choose your style
You should probably start with repainting, so that you can have a clean slate for your new style ideas. But you can’t start doing anything, unless you know what you want. If you have a particular theme or style in mind, go for it. If you are pondering ideas, consider some things. If you want to make the living room guest-friendly, go with neutral styles that won’t make anybody feel uncomfortable – Gothic armchairs are not for everybody.
If you want the theme to reflect your own personality, think about what kind of person you are – lively and energetic people go with vibrant colors, more secluded households like the darker shades. If you are in a mood to make your guests think, use colors that only imply your personality in a vague and tricky way.
Same goes for the style you will want to go with if you start changing furniture – old age, Gothic, and medieval styles require darker in slightly warped items, new age styles all call for light to reflect their uncanny shapes, and eastern styles call for lots of room, with only the essentials remaining. The latter could even relieve you of that tedious carpet cleaning.