Are you looking to modernize your living room, but your bank balance looks a little worse for wear? We spent about a fifth of our day in the living room, so it needs to be an attractive, tidy, and calm place for us to spend time in.
Here are 7 ways you can make this room of the house look dazzling, even if you don’t have much money to spend.
1. Rejuvenate Your Dull Looking Walls
Let’s be honest; plain magnolia walls just don’t cut it anymore!
Refresh your walls and give your room a colorful boost by repainting the walls. Alternatively, why not create a ‘feature wall’ by painting one wall a vibrant color – earthy greens, soft blues, and dusky pinks are bang on trend at the moment!
If your budget won’t spread to new cans of paint, why not check your garage to see if you have any half-used tins you can utilize?
Alternatively, why not hang up some artwork or create a gallery wall? You can repurpose the art you already have at home and buy really affordable pieces online and from thrift shops.
Let your imagination run wild!
2. Bring in the wallpaper!
Wallpaper is fantastic for creating a focal point in your room, and it’s not as expensive an option as you may think. From flowers to geometric patterns, there is something for everyone!
You can even get temporary wallpaper that you can put up and remove later, which is a perfect choice if you rent your home.
If you’re looking to create a stunning space on a budget, why not paper one wall and paint the others?
3. Add an edgy flair to your interiors with oval mirrors
To make your space enliven and more spacious by adding a chic oval mirror to your interior. It is a perfect object to add style and depth to your space, even if it lacks proper daylight.
Oval mirrors can fit easily on any abandoned walls. These unique oval mirrors with iconic edge works can adjust well in your spare spaces. These are good to go with classic or even modern functional kitchen and, in bedrooms, an oval mirror over credenza could make an amazing dressing table too.
Go with brainstorming! You can explore more creative ideas with this elegant décor piece that works well with aesthetics with functionality.
4. Make Your Room Lighter and Brighter With a Full-Length Wall Mirror
Is your living room looking dark or small? Adding a full-length mirror will really help open up your space, reflect the light, and boost your mood!
With mirrors, there are so many options available. You can fix it to the wall, bring in a freestanding mirror, or even lean it against the wall for an urban and contemporary feel.
Here at Fab Glass and Mirror, we have a wide range of different shapes and sizes for you to try, all at affordable prices. Plus, with free delivery direct to your door, it means you have the extra money in your budget to help your living space look even more fabulous!
5. Combine Natural and Pendant Lights
Natural lighting is the best type of lighting, plus it’s absolutely free! However, if your living space doesn’t get a lot of light, a pendant light is an excellent way of illuminating your room.
Why go with this style of light? Pendant lights are very much in style at the moment, are easy to install, come in a wide range of different finishes, and most importantly, are very affordable!
6. Go Green with Plants And Flowers
Plants and flowers can add a beautiful pop of colour to your room, as well as boost oxygen levels.
Orchid, ficus, and spider plants are great as they are designed indoors and don’t need a lot of sunlight. Just water them a little and often and clean dust away with a damp cloth.
Want to turn your living space green on a budget? Why not see if friends and family have plant cuttings they can give to you.
7. Warm Your Room Up With a Rug
We’ve focused a lot on the walls and furniture so far, but don’t forget to give your floors some love too!
A cozy rug is a fantastic way to brighten your floor and add some texture and color to your space. Plus, it can hide any stains, scratches, or burns on your flooring!
The bonus is that a rug can make your feet nice and toasty in the colder months, making you less likely to turn on the heating.
8. Shuffle Your Furniture Around
Moving your furniture and trinkets around can give your living room a new lease of life, all without spending any money.
For example, move your coffee table from one side of the room to another or swap your sofa and easy chair around.
Our handy tip is to take the time to plan where you want everything to go before you start moving; otherwise, you may get muddled and have to start over!
Blow the clutter away!
Decluttering your living space can also brighten up your room. Don’t be afraid to grab a bin bag and get rid of things you no longer want. You can then repurpose them in another room, donate them to charity or sell them to make some extra dollars on the side! Even the smallest changes can make a huge difference!
What are your top tips for redecorating your living space on a small budget?