For most of us the living room is the place we spend most of our time, at least when we’re awake! As such it’s the room which takes the most wear and tear as well as being the room that we all tend to decorate the most. Whether you’re a stickler for having the latest on-trend colours, patterns or designs or simply feel the need to refresh the look of your living room doing it on a budget is much easier than you may think.
Introduce a new accent colour to give a fresh backdrop to you living room. New soft furnishings and window dressings are the perfect starting point.
You may not be able to buy new furniture but you can still make a statement by re-upholstering your existing sofa and chairs with medium-heavy weight curtain fabrics. If you’re not up for the challenge you can easily give them a facelift by using cushions and throws.
If you don’t have any children and are brave all white living rooms looks refined and sophisticated especially in contemporary styled living rooms. To prevent the room looking clinical and hostile use a variety of inviting and interesting textures such as leather chairs and silk, satin accessories.
Modern wallpaper is a great way to bring a tired looking living room alive again. You don’t have to go big and bold if you don’t want to. Smaller prints can look just as eye-catching as larger ones.
Wall art is one of the most effective and budget friendly ways of changing the look of your living room. There’s a design and style of wall art to suit everyone, each will work wonders on a plain wall.
Use nature to show that you’re going green. Wooden blinds, sisal rugs and natural fabrics for making curtains and Roman blinds are an economical method of bring a living room to life. Use wicker baskets to store clutter, along with earthy tones for a colour scheme and you’ll be bringing your home bang up to-date and doing you ‘bit’ to help save the planet. Just make sure that the material you use come from sustainable sources.
Go for chic simplicity. This on-trend interior design style will not only be cost effective it’s a great way of de-cluttering and getting a new look to boot. It will also make your living room feel light and airy. Sheer lightweight curtains in neutral colours or easy to hang eyelet curtains are fabulous at relieving your windows of heavy drapes, especially during the warmer months.
Mixing modern with vintage is a good idea for those who can’t bear to part with some of their beloved furniture or furnishings. Old can comfortably sit next to new and ‘modern vintage’ is one of the hottest interior design trends.
As you can see there’s lots of ways to give your living room a makeover on a budget. You don’t have to spend a fortune to turn your house into a trendy home.