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Tips to Decorate a Living Room on a Budget

Tips to Decorate a Living Room on a Budget
When you are planning to renovate your house or any one of the rooms on a budget, you have to keep certain things in mind. Here is a general idea on how to decorate a living room without investing a huge sum of money.
DecorDezine Staff
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2018
living room and furniture with upscale design
Decorating your living room is like giving it an instant face lift or a makeover. You dust out the old and bring in the new, giving the room a fresh, new look.
The task is challenging, as the renovations should reflect your personality and your unique sense of style and fashion, at the same time be able to radiate a cozy and comfort feeling. The task becomes tougher when you need to do all this on a tight budget. Keep these few things in mind to prevent yourself from straying away from your budget or your plans.
Wall Paint
Living Room
This is the simplest as well as the most inexpensive way to enhance the look of your living room. Select a color which is totally different from the existing color.
Another idea is to paint one of the walls with your favorite color and make it the focal point of the room. It can be accentuated further with a nice wall hanging or by placing an elegant piece of furniture near it.
Floor Coverings
Modern minimalistic living room
Get rid of the dull look of the floors by replacing it with beautiful carpets and colorful rugs. These will not cost you much and you will have a wide variety of options in terms of colors and designs.
Modern living room with a dining table and a sofa
Opt for those that suit the overall ambiance of your living room. Place a number of rugs of various colors all over the room and give it a new lease of life.
Furniture
You know that for new furniture, you have to shell out a good amount of money. So you can purchase second hand furniture from garage sales. No need to buy bulky sofa sets as they will be more expensive. Rather, opt for small comfortable chairs which are far less costly. Polish them or paint them and they will look like new furniture.
Spacious Great Room With Amazing Windows
You can utilize your old living room furniture as well. Simply rearrange them in a new order and you will find that the room looks so different. Unlike the usual square position, keep them in an angular pattern and notice the difference it makes.
Another easy way to make the old furniture look attractive is to change the upholstery. You can buy new slip covers for your couch, new cushion covers, a throw rug for your coffee table, and use them to decorate your furniture. These will just cost you a fraction of the total cost of furniture.
Wall Decorations
A beautiful piece of wall art can make the walls more appealing. Frame up a collage of beautiful pictures in an attractive frame and hang it up. Mirrors with nice frames can also serve as a piece of wall decoration. Another advantage of using mirrors on the wall is that it make the room look more spacious.
Living Room
Window treatments like curtains with attractive designs can add softness to the living room decoration. Wall sconces can also be used for the same purpose.
House Plants
Living Room with beautiful carpet
Houseplants can make your living room look classy. It gives a closer-to-nature kind of feeling. Arrange a few potted plants in one or two corners of the room.
View of a living room with plants
The greens of the plants add a sense of liveliness to the atmosphere of the room and can also cover up flaws, if any.
Since you are redecorating on a budget, you need to use your own creative and innovative ideas very efficiently. These are some ideas that you can modify according to your needs. One thing to be kept in mind, is that you should use the available space in such a way that it does not give a cluttered look to the room.