Top Budget Friendly Ideas to perk up your Living Room

Living Room Design & Decor Dated:  Feb. 14, 2014
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Living room is your very own socializing space in the home. Whether you are indulging in cozy conversations with your family or playing a host to your guests, living area connects you to the people in the inner and outer spheres of your life. A life sized living room gives you a leeway to shed your inhibitions and experiment with the décor the way you have visualized in your ‘sweet home’ dream. But if yours is a little den or you simply don’t want to go the lavish décor way, then there’s nothing to fret over.  Because we bring you top budget friendly ideas that can convert your living room into a fabulous style statement making the best use of inches and without breaking your bank.

Reduce, Recycle and Reuse

A decluttered living room will reflect a much larger space for utilization. A clean and organized living area will not only impress your guests but also help you identify potential focal points to decorate. So, remove the excess or unnecessary and retain only the bare essentials. See if you can find new uses and designs to your existing furniture or accessories. 

Save more on furniture

Go lightweight on furniture and opt for wrought iron or wicker makes instead of the heavy wooden ones. Another way is to trade your large arm rolled furniture for armless pieces such as small sofa seats, beans bag, ottoman, love seats and slipper chairs. If you aren’t much of a furniture lover, then you can completely do away with any kind of furniture and instead pep up the ambience with rug, mattress, floor pillows or pouf in vibrant colours.

Think ‘out of box’ 

Have you ever thought that an idea as simple as rearranging your current furniture can uplift the look of your living room? For example, instead of keeping your furniture lined up against the wall, try to move them closer for a comfy seating with your friends and family. You can even think about tossing around a new floor rug or a fresh set of pillows and cushion seats on your sofa set. If your pocket permits, then change your drapes to a new shade. But if can’t do that either, then all you to do is to change the curtain rods or knobs and dress up your drapes with attractive tie backs or wreaths. Or how about just swapping the old table cloth with a new one for your coffee table?

Take the route up and down

Let your living room breathe by the maximum use of vertical space. Choose furniture that adds height and save the space on floor. For example, you can display your accent pieces or books on a wall mounted shelf.  Similarly, dangling wind chimes or paper lanterns from the ceiling would give a wonderful and soothing sound and lighting effect to your living space.

Add green life 

Steal a few elements of nature from outdoors and bring them indoors to pop up your living room. Place potted plants or flowers at the entrance or in corners of the living room.

Go ‘on sale’ or ‘home’ shopping!

Believe it or not, the cheapest way to accessorize is to pick up items from the ongoing sale in your neighbourhood or rummage through your old stuff to find something inspiring for your home. Who knows, you may stumble upon your granny’s vintage collection to bring a smile on your face. 

So, are you ready for your living room makeover?

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