For those of us who solemnly adore our living rooms and even consider them as the most important area of our homes, nothing can stop us from keeping the place looking pretty. And that means we are more than ready to splurge on anything that would increase their beauty and ambiance.
If you fall into this category, but your budget is an issue, what would you do?
Well, there are some little enhancements that you can do and transform the whole living room into a paradise of some sort, without spending busloads of cash. In fact, they aren’t ‘little enhancements’ per se, since how they’ll make it a cozy, well-designed room is incredible. And you don’t really have to hire a professional interior designer to update or renovate it for you.
Let’s look at these budget-friendly DIY ways of revamping the look of your living room.
1. Introduce a layered lighting concept
When bringing life to an otherwise quiet and boring room, lighting is the alpha and omega. It is the magical charm whose touch instantly makes the whole place look and feel lively.
Borrowing this concept when updating the look of your living room, you can enhance its effect without spending a lot. And that’s by going glam on lighting or ingeniously hanging pendant lights from the ceiling. Candles too can change the look, especially when you expertly position them to create a pretty, reflective feel. The main keyword here is to be CREATIVE!
2. A large, good-looking floor covering to complete the look
When it comes to the room’s flooring, make sure to cover it with a large, stunning rug. Make sure the color compliments that of the furniture, especially the custom beanbag covers. As for your choice of a mat, make sure it is not too fluffy. Basically, it should be soft-textured with an earthy feel, pets, and kids friendly and probably easy to clean.
3. Long and free-flowing curtains
Curtains that cover the door and all those windows can also make the living room feel incredible. They can create beautiful vibrancy indoors. However, the secret to achieving that is by choosing long and beautiful curtains. You don’t have to buy new ones from Ikea or anywhere since even second-hand curtains that can be washed and ironed are just excellent.
4. An Oversize piece of art on the wall
Of course, you can’t forget to invest in a couple of art – they induce an instant, elegant feel. Choose something beautiful, unique and attention-grabbing enough to induce liven up the room. If its color is somehow contrasting with that of the wall, the better. Remember, the worst you can do is to buy a piece that’s pretty commonplace or looks odd and cheap!
5. Make the room look small; up-close and personal
The living room probably looks large, hollow and without anything sparkling, even after you’ve hanged those curtains ceiling-high. But here’s a perfect remedy; arrange the furniture to stay away from the wall and closer together.
To do this without hurting that homely feel, let them cover a particular area and the opposite area set aside for another purpose. You can turn it into a home library or give it a worthwhile purpose.