Make Your Living Room Look Fantastic Even On A Budget

Is your living room looking a little boring right now? Or, maybe you have had that design for so long, that it no longer appeals to what you want in a home. The good news is that you can change your living room up if you want to, even on a budget. In this post, let’s look at some of the ways that you can do this:

A New Sofa

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The first idea to consider is getting a new sofa. As the largest piece of furniture in the living room, a sofa can really have an impact and can bring together all the elements that you have put in the room so far, depending on the style, colour and cushions you choose. It’s important that you find a sofa that matches the vibe that you are going for, and that you love the way it looks as it is an investment you’re going to have around for a long time. It must be comfortable too!

You can look into different brands and designs of sofa to find the one that suits you best. For example, a chesterfield sofa could be exactly what you’re looking for, for its classic silhouette, durability and comfort level.  

A Different Colour

Have you thought about changing the living room to a different colour? This is one of the easiest and most affordable transformations you can do and it can really change the entire feel of the room. For example, you might have a dark and cosy wall colour at the moment, but switching to a lighter, brighter shade could invigorate the space and give it a more upbeat vibe if you’re ready for a change. So, it all depends on what you are going for. Consider ‘colour association’ by thinking about which colours inspire different feelings etc. It’s an important consideration and can help you decide.

It’s essential you choose a colour that you love. Don’t worry about what anyone else says, as long as the colour makes you happy. If you want to paint your living room bright yellow, even though it may be more unusual, do it.

Add Some Plants

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The next thing that you could think about is adding some plants to brighten up the room. As long as you make sure that they are getting enough sunlight and you are watering them on a regular basis, they’re going to thrive. Some will prefer a sunny spot such as a windowsill, whereas others will do best in a light, bright room. Do consider feeding them from time to time for the best results.

Plants bring a great feeling to any room, which is why you should consider them. On a practical note, they help to purify the air and reduce the toxins. Being surrounded by plants may even help to de-stress you when you’re sitting in the living room. 

Let There Be Light

Ideally, you should have enough natural light getting into your living room, instead of relying on artificial light. Natural light is good for us, for lifting our mood, for increasing our productivity and more. If you want to feel better, stepping into your living room with natural light streaming in will give a boost. So if possible, change your curtains for a lighter fabric or window blinds. 

Alternatively, if you’re thinking about how to add more natural light to your living room, consider putting a skylight in, if the roof allows. While it’s a little unusual to have one of these in the living room, there is nothing to say that it can’t be done.

If that’s not a possibility, a good trick used by interior designers is adding a large mirror which will help to open up the space and reflect light around the room. There are some beautiful mirrors around, you could choose a large fashionable arch shaped one and lean it against a wall for a contemporary feel. Add a few tall dried stems in vases for an on-trend look and before you know it, your living room will be transformed.

Hopefully these tips will ensure you end up with a living room that you love!

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