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We all get those moments when we aren't happy with an area in our home. I don't know about you but watching all of those HGTV shows makes me want to have a picture perfect living room. While I might not be able to afford to hire a professional designer, I can do little things to make my living room stand out. This list will give you lots of different ways to decorate your living room on a budget.
Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget
Paint Your Living Room
Painting your living room or adding an accent wall can completely change the look of the room. You can pick up paint at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Lowe's or even on Amazon for a pretty reasonable price. Spend the weekend repainting the room and you will have a whole new look.
Add New Art to Your Walls
Adding new artwork to your walls is a beautiful way to dress up your living room on a budget. You don't need to go out and purchase expensive artwork, in fact, you can get artwork on any budget. When shopping for artwork check local thrift stores, TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Target and street vendors. You can also take your photos and put them on canvas. Putting a photo on canvas is a great way to show off your pictures. Using a canvas service like Canvas People makes getting your photos on canvas very affordable.
If you are looking for larger pieces of art that will a whole wall I love Overtock.com for those
Rearrange Your Furniture
If money is really tight, try rearranging your furniture. Changing up the placement of your couch, end tables, and other items can make you feel like you have a whole new living room. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to do some deep cleaning. You might even find some items in your living room that you can repurpose. Also, consider bringing in pieces from other rooms and using them in your living room.
Buy New Furniture
I'm not suggesting you run out and buy brand new expensive furniture, but you can find discounted furniture. Check Craigslist, thrift stores, Amazon and even Target for new furniture. Adding a few new furniture pieces to your living room will make your living room pop and give it a whole new look!
If you are looking to change up the theme in your room, you can use slipcovers to give old furniture a brand new look. Plus, you can get them in any color they will match any decor.
Add Some Rugs
Adding rugs to your living room creates an elegant and cozy room. It also helps to add color to a bland space. Large living room rugs can be extremely expensive but with a little bargain hunting, you can find one at a great price. Flea Markets are a great place to start hunting for a new rug. The prices are already pretty good, and you will have the opportunity to negotiate on the price. Also, try bargain outlets and Craigslist. They are easy to clean with a shampooer.
Check Your Lighting
A dark room can look dingy and dirty. If the light in your living room isn't the best, consider adding some new lighting. You can pick up a ceiling fan with lights or stand alone lights to your living room. When looking for new lamps make sure to look for light shades that match the current style of your living room.
Dress Up Your Windows
Are you good with a sewing machine? If so then dressing up your windows shouldn't be hard at all. If you're not so handy with a sewing machine that is okay! You can purchase fabric or new drapery at very affordable prices. Adding some new drapery to your windows will make a boring living room shine!
Johnny McCarron says
I really like your advice to rearrange the furniture in your room. It really is amazing what a little shifting can do if you put your mind to it. I’m thinking about redecorating my house, and I’ll be sure to take your tips when it comes to the living room. Do you have any advice for finding good living room furniture?