Of all the rooms in our homes, we no doubt spend a majority of time in our living rooms. Redecorating can be expensive and time-consuming but you can revamp your living room and give it a whole new lease of life without spending too much. All you need to do is think outside the box and use your imagination and creativity. Today I’m sharing a guest post which has some creative ideas to help you put together a great living room you love.
Here are a few ideas to help you create a living room on a budget.
Be creative. Assess the room and look at the dull spots in the room and think to yourself how can I liven these up. Have you a couple of empty, bare walls? Fill these. You don’t have to go out to the nearest art gallery either. A bit of DIY here will be perfect.
Consider hanging colourful plates. You can align them in a pattern and take some ideas from this great article on Houzz with lots of tips for hanging plates on your wall. Or you can make your own art piece for the wall. You can buy blank canvases cheaply enough these days.
If you don’t want to do either of these what about wall stickers. You can buy these cheaply online from places like Decowall and they come in all sorts of patterns. No doubt you will easily find ones you love and they are simple to apply.
If you have a spare mirror laying around the house gathering dust take it out of the attic or the spare room and hang it in your living room to give a bit more character to the space.
Sometimes all you need to do is paint a room in a fresh shade to give it a whole new look and feel. It’s always a good idea to try different colour combinations. Maybe have one wall a different colour to another or go have one colour half way up the wall and a different colour on top.
You can also invest in colourful light shades to contrast or compliment your wall colours.
Add a few plants or flowers; they always bring life to a room. You can decorate the pots and vases with a paint to bring extra colour and character to the room.
Second hand furniture
If you do need to buy something new like a coffee table or sofa, why not consider buying it second hand? You can find great pieces and deals on eBay or Gumtree. Freecycle is another fantastic website where you can find second hand pieces of furniture for free. If you want to keep the delivery cheap then use websites such as Shiply.com. This is a delivery comparison website where couriers bid for your delivery which in turn drives the prices down.
Instead of buying a new sofa why not just give it a makeover. Paint the wood or hide the old bits with a nice colourful throw. Update the cushion covers or buy new pillows. If you are very thrifty you can make your own cushion covers too to save yourself some more money.