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Living room makeover on a budget

Natasha Kurien Natasha Kurien
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The living room is one of the most frequently used spaces in the house, which is why it is essential that it looks good and stands up to daily activities. Creating a beautiful living space can seem like an expensive project, but it doesn't have to be that way. When you are working with a tight budget, the trick lies in finding cheap living room decor and furniture ideas that deliver on style. A few tweaks in the colour scheme or the decorative accessories employed can make a massive difference without leaving you dented financially. Visit these living room makeover ideas on a budget to spruce up your home.

1. Go bold on a few furnishings

Create a chic living room on a small budget by making use of a few statement pieces. You can purchase furnishings with high-impact fabrics or finishes, or bold pops of colour. A simple pendant light can add a fresh new look to the living room—when paired with neutral walls, they can bring about a world of change.

2. Rearrange living room furniture

If you're looking for an affordable refresh, ensure that you work with what you already have. You can begin by purging the room of items that do not belong, such as excessive furniture or clutter lying around. Rethink furniture arrangements to overhaul your room without spending any money—you can employ the opinion of a friend or family member to help you move your furniture around until you have a visually pleasing aesthetic.

3. Use paint for a budget-friendly refresh

A fresh coat of paint can completely transform a room, as paint offers a budget-friendly idea that can be easily undertaken by DIY decorators. You can use it to colour walls, refresh beat up floors, or showcase a room's architectural features. Ensure that the choice of colour complements your existing furnishings and style preference.

4. Layer living room rugs

You can make use of simple, inexpensive large rugs to help anchor a room's furnishings and then layer smaller rugs to define certain activity areas. Affordable area rugs that suit every style are available at discounted rates at home improvement centres and should be purchased during holiday or festive sales. Experts suggest that all furniture rests atop the rug, leaving an ample border of the flooring around the perimeter of the rug.

5. Personalize the living room

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DRAFT DECOR

Living area

DRAFT DECOR

Incorporating elements that reflect your style or personality, such as souvenirs or cherished memories, can make your living room feel special. You can display ancestral portraits, photo collages, or perhaps hanging letters or signage that reference your thoughts about your living space. Simple family heirlooms, hand-me-downs, or thrift-shop items can help you to give your living room a makeover on a budget.

6. Employ natural elements

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Entracte

Living Room

Entracte

Plants are a cost-effective way of bringing a fresh vibe to the living room. Look for interesting leaf shapes or perhaps colourful foliage to breathe life into your living room. Something as simple as placing a potted plant on your coffee table to serve as a centrepiece can make all the difference. You can also experiment with hanging plants if you find that your living room looks rather dull.

7. Display collectables in groups

An easy and efficient way of bringing about a change in the living room is to display your collections to introduce colours and patterns. Curios, as well as knickknacks, which can include handed-down relics to inexpensive thrift store finds, can bring about a change when grouped by colour or shape. Ensure that you keep this in mind when shopping for discounted objects that complement your displays.

Performance fabric offers a simple, cost-effective option when it comes to decorating the interiors. Be sure to add it to your list of budget-friendly living room makeovers!

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