Other than your bedroom, your family’s living room is probably the other part of the house which you spend most of the time. It is the space where the family gets together and do activities like watching TV, entertaining guests, playing games and sometimes even formal conversations between family. It is designed to be a relaxing place and socializing space.
And if you thought of redecorating your house, it’s the living room that comes as top priority. It is the most versatile and in demand place in your house after all, unlike the kitchen or your basement. On average, US consumers spend around more than $500 on furniture and a general living room redecoration and can cost up to $1000. But revamping does not always need to be this expensive, here are some ways to cut down on cost of redecorating your living room.
Evaluate Your Living Room
Before shopping or DIY ideas for redecorating your living room, you need to assess first what needs to go, what can stay and where you can improve. This will give you a clear idea of what to do and carefully plan your steps for redecorating. Start out by decluttering your living room to asses how much you can add and take away.
You may be able to rearrange your current furniture to change the space up a bit.
Power Of Color
If you aren’t technically tired of the look and arrangement of decor and items in your living space then maybe all you need is a different splash of color. Painting your walls can easy transform the overall look of any space. Decide which color fits your living room appropriately by considering the season, the mood you want to take, and the trend.
If you don’t want any drastic color change, you can opt to do some accent walls instead. Just paint one portion of your living room with a color that beautifully contrast or compliment the dominant hue in the room.
Add Something Organic
No you don’t need pets, especially if you can’t commit to them. What you can do is add a living thing in the midst of these stationary fixtures – plants. Succulent plants are a good starter decoration plants. They are ideal for beginners because they are hardy and aren’t demanding. These plants just need your attention once a week, when they need you to water them a bit.
A Touch Of Art
Maybe you’ve been hiding your talent for painting or crafting something artsy. It is time for you to make use of it and exhibit your God-given talent. You don’t need Picasso or Van Gogh to make an impact. Just pick a blank canvas and turn your art into a masterpiece. Have it professionally turned into an acrylic print to make it look like it came off a designer showroom.
Change Your Carpet
Carpet can transform your living room instantly. Affordable rugs or carpets are available in many stores even on online stores. You don’t need an expensive one made from Morocco, Turkey or India. Be on the lookout for sales. Most rug and carpet stores will have big sales at least three times a year.
Shelves can be a focal point in your space depending on the type that you use and the size. Rough cut wooden shelves add a rustic feel to a room while shelves with pipes a an urban feel to the room.
Use shelves to display your collectibles and had hints of accent colors to your decor. It could be your beautiful set of china or rare books. You can use anything you might have collected over the past years. Decorate your shelves with things that reflect your interests and hobbies.