Whether you have just moved into your home or have been there for many years, you are likely to feel the need to makeover your living room. While the kitchen is still generally perceived as the heart of the home, the living room is generally the place you relax. It needs to be comfortable and reflect your personal style.
Of course, for most people finances are limited, making it difficult to afford a complete makeover of any room. However, it is possible to makeover your living room on a budget.
A Coat Of Paint
It doesn’t cost a lot to buy a tin of paint and repaint the walls of your living room. The key is to opt for a neutral colour, such as white or a pale pastel colour. This helps to keep the cost of the paint to a minimum and creates a good template that can be used over and over again, reducing the cost of future makeovers.
If you have neutral walls the pictures and soft furnishings can add your preferred colour and personal touches.
Add A Rug
Take a look at this high-quality large jute rug and then add it to your living room. It doesn’t matter what type of flooring you currently have, adding a rug to the centre will create definition for the living room and refresh the floor, without the expense of replacing it all.
Go for the largest rug you can afford to help ensure that the front legs of your living room furniture rest on it. You’ll be surprised at how effective this is at transforming and connecting the room.
Change The Light
Light is important in any room. The first thing to do is look at the central light and replace it with something modern, perhaps with a natural feel. This can help boost light levels and even create the right ambience.
Alongside this, you’ll want to attract as much natural light into the room as possible. You can use mirrors to bounce light around and make the space feel warmer and brighter.
You don’t need to replace all your existing furniture to make your living room more natural. Simply add a few plants and change a couple of smaller pieces, such as the coffee table, with natural materials.
This will help to give your room a fresh look while adopting a more natural approach, reflecting modern trends.
Change Your Design
Of course, if you’re on a budget then a critical step is to effectively remove everything from your room and put it back in. But, only put the pieces in that you really need. This will reduce clutter and will provide you with more options regarding the layout of your room. Don’t be afraid to try positioning your furniture differently, you may be surprised at how much it can transform your room.
The Bottom Line
A coat of paint and a decent rug, with perhaps a few throws and cushions, are all you actually need to purchase to transform your living room. Try it today!