Whether you’re a homeowner or you’re renting a property, we all know how difficult it can be to put a stamp on your home when you’re living on a budget. Key pieces of furniture can be expensive, and hiring a decorator or interior designer is simply out of the question.
However, there are some quick, easy and cheap ways you can inject style into your living room:
Upcycle Some Old Stuff
Coffee tables are a key accessory within the living room, but solid oak pieces or designer glass tables can cost an arm and a leg. However, you could find what you’re looking for much closer to home (and for free)!
Look around for pallets, boxes or crates you could upcycle into a great piece of furniture. These don’t just add practicality to the room but a quirky focal point, too. You can give them a new lease of life by adding details (e.g. legs or wheels) while giving them a lick of paint to tie them in with your colour scheme.
Inject Some Colour
Instead of throwing out old furniture or forking out on a new sofa, get creative with colour. Old wooden pieces of furniture can be easily painted in any colour you choose, while sofas can take on an entirely new appearance with a stylish new throw. Not only will you transform these pieces into fabulous new ones but the satisfaction of doing this for next to nothing will mean you enjoy them so much more.
Invest in Key Pieces
To really add that luxurious, designer touch to your home, it’s worth investing in some key pieces that’ll tie the entire scheme together. A great way to do this is to add new upholstery to the room. For example, patterned blinds from places like Direct Blinds will enhance all of the other accessories and colours you’ve added to your living room. You might even want to make your own cushions in the same material to add to the flow of these patterns.
Create Intriguing Displays
After you’ve finished upcycling furniture and making cushions, you’re bound to have some materials left over. So, instead of throwing these away, put them to good use by creating artistic displays. Some old drawers will look great hung on your wall to create framed features, especially when they’re lined with wallpaper or material.
As you can see, giving your home a much-needed revamp need not cost you a fortune. Rather, all it takes is some creativity, imagination and crafting and you’ll have a stunning living room in no time at all.