Friday, 19 December 2014

7 Living Room Ideas on a Budget

 The living room is the most important focal point in the majority of homes; it’s where we relax,
entertain, watch T.V and do many other activities on a day-to-day basis. For this very reason, it’s a
space that needs to be properly designed, consistently cleaned and revamped quite regularly.
Because of the fact that this is an area that requires consistent updating, it’s important to think of
ways that you can make small, inexpensive changes that will make the room appear as if it had some
major work done to it.

The following 7 ideas will help get you started.

1. Shop from your home
The easiest and most cost effective way to change the look of your living room is to borrow items
from other rooms in your home. You’ll find that adding a few items here and there from the attic
and the conservatory etc. will change the appearance of the room without costing you a penny.

2. Add some plants
Adding a blossoming plant or two (assuming you don’t already have plants in there) can really liven
up your living room and make it a lot more interesting to look at. Ask family and friends if they have
any household plants that they could give to you, and if not, head over to your local garden centre
where they will be able to provide you with everything that you need.

3. Doors
Installing new doors is a sure fire way of making a big impact on any room. There are plenty of
options available but choosing to install something like bi-fold doors in your living room will allow
tons more light to enter the room and therefore open it up completely. The presence of natural light
does wonders for rooms, especially during the darker months of the year.
4. Books
Yes, a stack of books (colourful if possible) will certainly jazz up any room, especially the living room. Don’t stress if you don’t have any books lying around, as it’s pretty easy to find a good collection of books relatively cheaply. As well as adding some colour to the room, books also fill up empty spaces quite nicely.

5. Rearrange the furniture
Don’t feel the need to rush out and buy a new suite of furniture just because you think the room
needs a face-lift. Instead, try out different locations for the furniture that you do have. This simple
and practical step can dramatically change the look and feel of a living room.

6. DIY
Have you ever tried your hand at a DIY project? It can be a great way to get your creative juices
flowing and it doesn’t have to be an extravagant undertaking. Even a quick project that you’ve
created yourself can add a lot of charm and character to a living room.

7. A paint job
Nothing changes the visual appearance of a room more than a fresh coat of paint on the walls. This
is also one of the less-expensive tweaks that you can make as the finished result far outweighs the
costs incurred.

Updating the look and feel of your living room does not have to cause your bank balance too much
hurt. The information that’s outlined above is a fine example of that. The key is to shop smart and
think about the small changes that you can make as they can sometimes make the biggest

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