If you are bored of your living room décor, but just don’t know how to brighten up the place, don’t worry you are not alone. Everyone ends up in a design rut every now and then, especially when funds are low.
For a new look, adapt these fabulous, low cost decorating ideas to suit your living room.
Choose a focal point
A simple and low cost way to give your living room a new look is to create a focal point in the room. This can be done by over emphasizing an object or particular area. For instance, if a coffee table is the focal point of your room, draw attention to it by decorating it with artwork or eye catching accessories. Let the rest of the room revolve around your focal point’s design.
Invest in new accessories
Replacing everything in your living room with new pieces is expensive. Instead, invest in a few low cost statement accessories that will pull the room’s design together. A new painting or picture, or even an eye-catching lampshade could work well as a statement piece. Although you want something that stands out, it doesn’t have to break the bank. For a statement lampshade or even a low cost chandelier, have a look at online sites like Hudson Valley Lighting. To save money and keep costs as low as possible, try to find out if your chosen piece will go on sale anytime soon.
Up cycle old furniture instead of buying new
Buying brand new furniture to tie-in with your room’s new style or design can be rather pricey. Instead, up cycle old pieces of furniture to keep the costs as lows as possible. Rather than spending a fortune on a new coffee table, sand down your old coffee table and repaint it with a different colour or finish. If there is a certain look you are after, use the internet and other resources to research how you can achieve the desired look yourself. For instance, there are many online guides to do-it-yourself shabby chic furniture.
Change your perspective
One way to give your living room a makeover is to move any existing furniture around to a new location within the room. Moving things about a bit and getting rid of any excess furniture or accessories can give your living room a lovely fresh look. It is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to give your living room a makeover.
If you are bored of how dim your living room looks, invest in a large mirror and place it on a wall where it reflects natural light into the room. Second hand mirrors can be picked up cheaply from car boot sales, charity shops and online selling sites. Doing something as simple as brightening up a room by allowing more natural light into it, can give you a whole new perspective of it.
Change your flooring
If you are bored of looking at the same dull flooring each day, then get rid of it. Instead of paying out for an expensive floor refit, simply buy a new area rug to cover it. A new rug can give a boring room a brand new lease of life. To brighten up your living room, choose a light neutral colored rug, or to add some color, choose a patchwork or mosaic rug.
Remember, if you want to give your living room a revamp but are on a budget, it pays to get creative. Think of the things that can be refurbished on a budget, and use these to choose some eye-catching statement pieces for the rest of the room.