Rugs are a great thing to have in your living room, especially when covering vast floor spaces or for underneath your coffee table. Switch this out every so often to have a different texture or style within the room.
Incorporate Some Nature
Nature is a lovely addition to have in your home. It can add a splash of colour, whilst also making your home feel fresh and clean. Buying plants or flowers doesn’t cost much. You can even get some faux plants so that you dont need to worry about watering them. That being said, there’s plenty of indoor plants available online and down your local garden centre, which are fairly hard to kill anyway. Even if you forget to water them, there are certain ones that’ll thrive in the harshest of weather conditions.
Try to place some plants around the living space, whether it’s a big cheese plant in the corner of the room or a bouquet of flowers on a side table.
Add Colour With Artwork
Artwork can really help to add a splash of colour, especially when you’re trying to keep other areas of the room in a neutral shade. If you’ve not got any artwork up on your walls currently, then now is the time to purchase some. Many people will feel like artwork is too expensive, but the demand for affordable products means there’s plenty of online stores that can provide poster versions of famous prints for less than £5. Create a collage on your wall or use different layout styles across the space. It can be a great way of giving your space that pop of colour you are looking for. It makes such a big difference and like with any art, it can help you feel good in the space you’re in.
"When it comes to gallery walls, I collect art as I go. I buy from various artists, charity shops and places like Etsy, but I also collect greetings cards as that is a really affordable way to make a gallery wall fill up with statement prints. With other rooms, I try to keep them looking fresh and new by making use of what I already have at home. Sometimes I move things to different rooms, sometimes I upcycle what I have and I am always being given family furniture, paintings or other things that look nice in my home. I also use a similar colour palette in my whole house, so I use the same paint colour or wallpaper in different spaces. It means I don't have lots of half empty tins of expensive paint."
Vary Your Lighting
If you want to make your living room look more expensive for less, then look at your lighting. Many people often stick with a lighting fixture of the ceiling and sometimes a floor or a side lamp. When it comes to the living space, try to vary your lighting so that you have a bit of everything. If you can have some form of hanging light from the ceiling, then that will give the upper portion of the room, some interest. Take it down to the floor with a floor lamp and incorporate some side table lighting too. This will help your guests to take in all aspects of the room and to have different levels of lighting in terms of brightness.
Lighting really does help set the mood and ambience of the living area, so be daring in your choices. Don’t forget that natural lighting is just as important too!
"My inspiration comes from scrolling through Instagram and home brochures and picking the bits that are very eye pleasing to me. To get items on a budget I truly believe it’s all about shopping around and checking which has the best price or is there something a lot cheaper that you could up cycle to get the same finish."
Advice from Poles and Blinds
Check Poles and Blinds Special Offers page for great deals on curtain poles, tracks and accessories. Also, you can add interesting details to your room by matching curtain holdbacks with your poles. On the picture above - Cameron Fuller Ball Post Metal Curtain Holdback for £28.40.
Bear in mind that you can always update your curtain hooks or gliders if they are worn out to refresh the way your curtain hang.
Redecorating your living room on a budget is certainly doable, so use these tips to transform your living space.
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