The spring is upon us and with it the desire to redecorate our homes. As one of the most frequented rooms in any house, the living room is usually among the first ones to receive this treatment. Here are some budget-friendly ideas to add some style to yours.
Rearrange Living Room Furniture
We will start with the simplest and cheapest solution. Rearranging the furniture can completely change the look and feel of any living space and create a stylish area, as long as you follow a few basic rules. The first thing you need to do is remove all clutter that may have accumulated during the long winter months. Create sitting arrangements that will encourage conversation, where people sit facing each other, instead of a TV. If you have some extra cash, consider adding a new piece of furniture, but only if you are sure you have the space for it. Avoid creating a warehouse in your living room by adding pieces simply because you like them.
Refresh the Walls
Skillfully painted walls can add a whole new dimension to your living room. If you can make up your mind, you can check these design ideas for walls that will help you create a stylish area without breaking the bank. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see how different colors work in your home. After all, it is only paint and you can always repaint it if you end up not liking it. Removable wallpapers are another great option that you can easily remove or replace when you get bored with them.
Nothing says style and class like a tasteful piece of art on your wall. From classic artists to modern movie posters and album art, your choices are practically limitless. Framing is relatively cheap and you can always opt for a DIY version or get cheap frames from a store. The important thing to remember is to select art that you are comfortable with. Hanging a Picasso or Van Gogh on your wall is great, but if you don’t like the piece and it makes you uncomfortable, that it defeats the purpose. In that case, it is always better to go with something you enjoy looking at, like your favorite movie poster or a piece of abstract art. You can also go with a full gallery wall, combining art and photographs of your family. Printerpix helpfully has a wide variety of different materials you can use to print out any piece of art or photo you’d like! Check them out here.
You probably have cushions all over your house and switching them up can save you some money on buying new ones. Of course, if you can afford it, adding a few new ones is always welcomed. A nice selection of cushions can completely change your living room and make it look refreshed.
Plants are a great addition to any living room. You don’t have to go wild and transform your living room into a greenhouse, but a few well-placed pots with nice greenery will create a cozy and stylish space. Big plants can be expensive, but you can achieve a similar effect with several smaller ones set at different heights. You can always find cheap, yet beautiful plants in places like Ikea, which has a great selection for everyone’s taste. Some of them have quite a strong fragrance, so make sure you are OK with it before buying them. It won’t do to purchase a plant and discover later that its smell bothers you.
Curtains aren’t usually something we discuss when talking about remodeling on a budget since they usually cost an arm and a leg. However, there are ways around that. Second-hand stores are a great way to find curtains on the cheap. Usually, there is nothing wrong with them that a good washing won’t fix, but even if they have a few flaws, those can be easily mended.