Redesigning your living room doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. Keep reading to learn how you can give your living room a complete transformation without going over budget.
Get rid of clutter
Less is more. If you sometimes tend to use your living room as a storage space, the first step is to change that. Find another place for everything that you don’t use in your living room. Bags, documentation, and containers should be stored somewhere else. Identify things like books or memorabilia that may have decorative value and put them on display on a restored bookshelf or geometric shelf.
Get a rug
Shag rugs are coming back in a big way. Make sure that you get a rug that is big enough to accommodate your entire seating area. Buy a rug that suits your personality and personal taste and that matches the colors and textures of your existing furniture.
Rearrange all your furniture. Keep function and flow in mind when you do this. Make sure there is enough space between your furniture and that they are oriented correctly. Keep your lifestyle in mind when rearranging your living room. If you like to read, have a bookshelf nearby. Have your seating arrangement face the television if your family likes to watch movies.
The power of paint
Don’t underestimate the transformational power of painting your walls. It is affordable and you don’t need to be a DIY expert to do it perfectly. Choose a color that you like and that matches the color schemes of your furniture and rug. The tone of the paint that you choose has a vast influence on warmth and overall mood of the room, so choose wisely!
Remember to inflict your personality upon your living room. You have your own individual taste in art and décor. Try to find ways to showcase the things that you love and collected in your past to transform your living room into a space that is unique to you and your family.
When you have an art piece, for example, that doesn’t match your furniture or the general look of your living room, display it anyway. You can always add a frame or surrounding features that match. Even if you don’t, it will still fill your room with personality and maybe even add a punctuation point of color. Don’t fall into the trap of blindly copying an idea from a magazine without regarding your own personal preferences. You have to feel relaxed and at home in the environment you created for yourself.
If your living room looks neat and cozy, nothing beats repurposed pieces of furniture or fittings. A coffee table made from pallet wood, a tabletop that used to be a door, and an old workbench that are turned into a bookshelf can boost a living room’s visual interest like nothing else. You can also, for example, get four mismatched chairs for your breakfast nook and give them uniformity with the exact same seat cushions.
Using repurposing to give your living room a makeover is easy and affordable. Before visiting a junkyard in search of items you can renew, browse for ideas and get creative so you know what to look for. It is important to remember, however, that upcycling won’t be as transformative if your living room is cluttered and unkempt.
Plants are one of the most basic ways to transform your living room. It provides the space with tranquil and natural elements that are hard to imitate with something else. If you don’t have green fingers and struggle to keep plants alive, you may want to look at something like succulents.