Wanda Michelle Interiors HOW TO BUDGET FOR LIVING ROOM DECORATING IDEAS
19
Feb

HOW TO BUDGET FOR LIVING ROOM DECORATING IDEAS

As we move into a new year, no doubt you are brimming with ideas to give your living room a refresh. The living room is dedicated to hosting friends and family, so it’s a space you should feel relaxed in and use as a canvas to express your style and personality. 

So, how can you do this on a tight new-year budget? It’s easy to update your space for less. 

Before spending money on new furniture, re-envision your living room and see what you can do with it. It could be as simple as pulling the sofas away from the wall or re-organizing your coffee table. There are so many exciting ways to make your living room feel utterly new without spending a cent.

Could you borrow items from other rooms in your house? You may find a great piece of furniture from your bedroom that would work so much better in your living room. If you come across a fantastic find, but it doesn’t quite match the style of your existing living room furniture, paint it to get in line with your color scheme.

Plants are the perfect way to add new life to your room. Not only do they provide color, shape, and texture, they also literally breathe life into any space. There are many places to find inexpensive, high-quality plants. Larger plants can be expensive, so to create the illusion of a lush green zone, arrange groups of smaller plants at different heights.

A trend that has truly stood the test of time, gallery walls are an excellent way to fill a blank wall cheaply. You can use family photos, postcards, or art. You can even take it a step further and use fabric cut-offs or spare bits of wallpaper.

Wanda Michelle Interiors HOW TO BUDGET FOR LIVING ROOM DECORATING IDEAS

Nothing perks up a piece of furniture better than new upholstery too. Whether recovering or reupholstering, the possibilities are endless, and the results are always amazing. On the cheaper end of the spectrum, you can instantly transform large pieces of furniture with a throw or two.

You don’t need to wait for an extensive renovation to do some quick updates to your living room. Instead, try using floor or table lamps that are at different heights. Setting them up this way will create cozy layers of light that can change the room’s mood in just seconds.

If you’re a little bored of your living room curtains, you can spice them up with a quick swap. Making a switch to lighter curtains, for example, will have a significant effect on the atmosphere of the room. Not only will it make the space feel much brighter and fresher, but it will also go a long way in providing the perfect backdrop for the rest of your room.

Wanda Michelle Interiors works with clients on renovations, new interiors, and a host of design projects, working within your budget, but always with the same sophisticated edge, we are known for across South Africa and internationally.

 

Also, see our blog on What Will Be The Home Decorating Ideas  For 2022?