Planning to decorate your living room but don’t have a big budget to go through with it? It’s possible! In this article, we discuss some great, helpful tips for decorating your living area without breaking the bank in the process.
We think we can all agree that a cozy, well-decorated living room is a joy for every homeowner. Not only does it give you a sense of pride, it also contributes to one’s relaxation and peace of mind.
But it is also a well-known fact that decorating is an expensive endeavor. One look at the price tags in a furniture store can send us gasping and scurrying away in horror! But what if we tell you can actually decorate your living room without burning a painful hole in your wallet?
How? We’ve gathered 7 helpful tips to get you started.
A New Perspective Can Do You Wonders
Our initial thought when decorating is to always buy something new and exciting to freshen up our living spaces. Doing so is undoubtedly helpful but did you know that you can achieve wonders by just rearranging what you already have?
So before you decorate your living room, survey your ‘battlefield’ and take note of your ‘ammunition’. Which ones are worth keeping and which ones should go? Which furniture can you mix and match for a fresh, new look?
And don’t be afraid to declutter if needed!
Give Yourself A Fresh Perspective with A Fresh Coat of Paint
You’ll be surprised at how a fresh coat of paint can transform anything. And we do mean ANYTHING! From your walls to your furniture to your furnishings, the right color has the power to upgrade old, stuffy things to something fresh and exciting.
Time to Get Personal And Crafty
One great way to decorate your living room is to personalize it. Allow your living space to reflect who you are – your personality, your taste – through room decors!
It doesn’t have to be expensive, either! If you browse through Lazada, for instance, you will find a huge selection of home decors for very low prices. These decors also range from elegant to hipster-ish to nerdy to quirky!
And if you don’t want to shell out money on decors and furnishings? Remember you can always DIY!
Make Good Use of Your Collectibles
What’s your poison? Is it tea sets? Action figures? Hyper-realistic train models? Cat pictures? Whatever it is that you collect, it is always a good idea to exhibit them as living room decors!
A word of caution, though! It is easy to get overboard in putting your collections on display. This will probably result in more clutter and less “style”.
What you can do is group your collectibles under sensible categories. Then decide which pieces deserve to be displayed the most. Which ones fit the overall theme of your new and improved living room? Which ones do you think will catch your visitors’ eyes the most?
Those that don’t fit these parameters are perhaps better off displayed somewhere else.
Go Big! Go Bold!
You don’t have to buy expensive furniture sets to upgrade your living space! Purchasing high-impact, eye-catching furniture is another great way to decorate your living room without having to shell out tons of money.
Pair an assortment of throw pillows with popping colors with a neutral-colored couch and you immediately have a fashionable statement going on. Or hang an art piece with a bright burst of color on a cream-colored wall and you have an interesting contrast that’s sure to give a much-needed pizzazz in your home.
Furniture with quirky, interesting silhouette can also serve an amazing centerpiece for your living room!
Splurge on Quality, Not Just Design
Because we’re on a budget, it is important for us to spend our money wisely when we decorate our living rooms.
Spending money “wisely” doesn’t automatically mean buying the cheapest possible option available to you. Remember: some cheap things have cheap quality too!
So carefully and honestly assess your options instead. Does the product you’re considering provide top-notch quality in exchange for its quite expensive price? Does it serve multiple purposes? Can you use it for a long time?
These are some considerations you might want to mull over before you splurge on an item.
The More (Rugs) The Merrier
Rugs, rugs, rugs. Who knew these simple, underrated, commonly ignored items can give your living room a much needed “oomph”?
But they do and they do it well. One trick you can employ when you decorate your living room with rugs is to layer them. Seriously!
Example: take a large carpet with a muted, neutral color. You can use a plain-faced carpet, without any prints or designs, if this is your first time mixing and matching. Next, put smaller rugs with bold colors or striking patterns. This is guaranteed to brighten up your living room in no time!
You can also mix print with print if you’re feeling a little adventurous. The key here is to choose colors that are related to each other. For more information on how to mix your patterns and colors, try this nifty guide here.
And if you’re looking for some affordable carpet and rugs, you can view Lazada’s collection here.