The living room is one of the most commonly used rooms in the house so it makes sense that you would want to take steps to improve it. There is a lot that you can do and for the most part the work involved is pretty minimal which makes it a good place to start if you planning to do some living room improvement projects. One of the great things about improving your living room is that it is one of the easiest rooms in the house to work on.
The main reason is that it is really just a big room; there is not a lot in it. Therefore you can make a huge change to the room simply by painting it. The best choice is to go with a light color that is fairly neutral. If you have a dark living room you will notice that it feels like it is quite small, simply painting it another color can really change this. In general the more lights you put in the better your room will look, up to a point of course.
If you are going to do this you will probably want to do it in conjunction with painting and changing the carpet so that you can be sure they match. While you are at it you may want to change the colors of your bedding to match.
There are of course lots of other smaller changes that you can make like getting new blinds or changing the furniture in the room. If you really want to make a major change however it might make sense to open up one of the walls. This will of course require more effort than the other changes that have been discussed but it will also have the biggest impact. There are a couple of options here; one is to create an opening between the living room and the room next door. It might also make sense to open up the wall between the kitchen and the living room if they are connected. Not only will this make the room seem bigger but it will also make it more social.