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5 Excellent Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

Entry #2938, October 28, 2013

What does it take for an ordinary living room to soar? Creative ideas? Time? Money? All it takes is a few tips to decorating your living room, a little time, and some money. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your living room perfect. There are many-budget friendly ideas you can take advantage of. Your living room is your home’s most important area and probably the most multi-functional room. It is used for numerous activities and can become dull with the passage of time. If you want to spruce up your family’s favorite room, draw inspiration from these ideas:

1. Add Flowers

One way to perk up your living room inexpensively is by adding flowers. Flowers brighten up a room and add fresh, natural fragrances. They offer a quick and easy way to add character and color to a room.

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Spruce up your Valentine’s home with flowers

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2. Get Rid of Clutter

Nothing is as unappealing as a disorganized room. Clutter takes away from the elegance and perceived space of a room. To make your living room look its best, remove some of the unused items from the room.

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Curtains provide insulation and shield direct sunlight to keep your home cooler

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3. Define Conversation Areas with Rugs

To make space appear larger, use rugs to define conservation areas. Choose light-colored rugs as dark-colored ones will make the room look smaller. If your space can accommodate multiple conversation areas, choose rugs that harmonize but don’t necessarily match. While textiles can be pricey, small printed rugs are affordable and can add a nice decorative touch to the room.

A rug can update a room beautifully

A rug can update a room beautifully

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4)   Replace Blinds or Curtains

Most living rooms get a lot of sunlight and this can affect the curtains or blinds. You can replace your old curtains with new ones by shopping at thrift stores or discount stores. When choosing new curtains, take color inspiration from the largest piece of furniture. This will provide a backdrop for the design and help bring the room together.


Curtains can help block out cold air and let in warming sun

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5)   Use Old Furnishings

If you have old furnishings, think of places you can use them in the living room. A table can be shortened to become a coffee table, chairs can be painted, sofas can be covered, and a desk can become a sofa table.

When decorating your living room on a budget, remember that the difference is in the details. A little paint or a few rugs can go a long way in making your living room look stunning. Use the above tips and make your living room the stuff of designers’ dreams.

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