If you are looking for ways to decorate your living room without having to burn a hole in your pocket, then don’t despair. There are many fun and quirky ways of creating a unique space in your house without having to spend loads of money in the process. You just need to look around, see what you already have and get creative.
If you are looking for some inspiration, then look no further!
Use your silverware collection
Do you have a lot of silverware that is rusting in a corner, unused? Then it’s time to bring them out in their full glory. You could make a collection of some of your silver trays and hang them up on the wall of your living room.
Get the flowers
You can never go wrong with flowers. A cost effective and easy way to lighten up any room is to get in a bouquet of bright flowers and put them in a vibrant vase. Your living room will surely brighten up. For more ways on how to use flowers in decorating click here.
Use your books
If you are a bookworm, then look no further. Create an instant table with a stack of your favorite books. Use this decorating tip to lighten up a dull corner of your room.
You can jazz up a room even while you are saving money. Is the furniture in your room a little low key? Then brighten it up with a bold print. For example, if you have a sober looking couch, thrown in a single tie-and-dye cushion and voila!
Widen up a small room
If your living room is small, then you can use a transparent table or two. These will give the room a clean and uncluttered feel. It will also make the room look bigger.
Theme it up
If you like thematic presentations, then you can use similar objects to create points of interest in your living room. For example, if you have a few souvenirs from South America, then instead of scattering them around the room, you can group them together on a table, or a mantelpiece, if you have one. This will draw attention from your visitors.
Make your floor interesting
Just because you walk on it, doesn’t mean you can’t make it look attractive. Floors are usually much neglected. Make it attractive by throwing down a patterned rug on the ground.
Get an interesting lamp
Buy a lamp that is interesting to look at, not only when it is on and lit up, but also when it is off. You don’t need to spend too much money to buy a showy lamp, look for interesting and unique pieces which are also low cost.
Divide and rule
If you have a large living room and don’t know what to do with it, then the best thing is to divide it into smaller spaces, using a large ceiling pull down curtain. Or, if you have a shade, then you could use it too.
Paint the walls
If you want to make your walls look vibrant and lively, then get some versatile colors like blue to bring in the spice.
If your room is mostly colored in neutral shades, then add flashes of color here and there. For example, you could throw in a bright cushion on a chair or the couch. You could also add a curtain, or a rug in a bright color. Very soon, your living room will be the talk of the town.
About the author
Leah is an interior decorator, and runs her own firm. She advises clients on low cost interior solutions.
Category: Home Renovation