9 tips to upgrade your living room...on a budget

Living rooms are a safe haven. We need it to be the absolute best and functional in order to keep up with our personnel lives. Locating the best furniture and magnum opus for your interiors in a living room is always are a priority as it also is a showroom that would be the first thing any outsider walks into. Our living space has the most traffic at all times of the day. After a busy day of work, it’s a place where we unwind and relax. So the place is a pretty important area, However, upgrading and revamping your house can come at a cost. While we want our homes to be the best looking it’s not always a wiser option to go through all the major upgrades and buy expensive materials and furnishings for our homes. 

With the growing trends of minimalistic spaces that are easy and nonchalant, upgrading your house can be done in a budget-friendly way. 

We always prefer to revamp the places that suit us better and also try to keep up with the trends we see around us. Whether a maximalist or a minimalist, the list of pocket-friendly ideas we are about to share suits, everybody. These are the sources and methods that will help you upgrade your place...on a budget


THRIFTING FROM FLEA MARKETS

Thrifting is the process of reusing pre-owned and upcycled or thrifted items of purchase. While going to an exclusive shop and buying first-hand furniture can be very costly, buying out items that are being resold at second-hand prices is a brilliant alternative to your house furniture shopping.

Make use of the local shops and wholesale markets for the furniture and decorative pieces that are second hand and also sustainable. Thrifting is also a trendy option as the things we buy are always going to change or get destroyed so choose a purse-friendly option for revving up your living rooms.

Local flee market

 

PAINT IT YOURSELF!

We often misjudge the cost of labor we incur while revamping and upgrading our spaces. By reducing the labor cost and cutting on the paints that are to be brought by your contractor, you will perhaps save a bunch. Paint the walls of your house yourself and by applying a fresh coat of paint the spaces will immediately look well kept and brighter. Consider painting your walls with a brighter and different color that would liven up the space.

Paint your own walls

 

WALLPAPERS TO YOUR RESCUE

Wallpapers are the cheaper installations against textured walls and tiles or wall panels for your interiors. Wallpaper is easy to install and take out, so if you are living on rent, You can easily remove the wallpapers and get the security deposit without having to worry about any damage to the walls. Choosing a piece of wallpaper to upgrade your space is essential. Focus on one wall and pick floral patterned wallpaper that compliments the interiors of the room and goes with all the textures of the space. Wallpapers are also an even cheaper installation than painting your walls therefore you can easily hide the damaged walls with cool wallpaper and voila! Problem solved.

Bright yellow floral pattern wallpaper

 

LOW-COST ADDITIONS

Self-made art, paintings, fairy lights and photo walls are the zero cost instalments that get you to be creative and redefine the space by your own choices. You can pick the most famous ways to curate a book wall or shelf with the paintings of the art that you have created yourself, put up lights over your walls and brighten a space on a budget. Buying cheaper photo frames from an online store and putting in your family albums or pages from your favorite book could be some good money-saving options.

A photo wall with self made art

 

CONCENTRATE ON INVESTING ON ESSENTIALS AND RESTRAIN SPENDING ON LUXE

Buying things that will remain a long term investment, for example, a permanently placed sofa set and central table or dining table that are to be kept and utilized in the house is a necessity however buying expensive items like showpieces or decorative elements although tempting can majorly affect your budget. Expensive lighting is also an element that one needs to cut down on.

Wait for things to go on a sale. When furniture is being sold at discounted prices it becomes a smart purchase rather than an expensive one.

investing on a sitting space while the rest could be thrifted

 

PLAY WITH TEXTURES

Combining soft and solid furniture in your living space will make it comfortable and functional. Soft textures include pillows, drapes, rugs and mattresses and carpets. These are the textures that can be bought at a budget-friendly price without making major changes.

Throw pillows that are of different colors sizes and textures will make a space cozy and lively. Picking up sheer Lenin for your curtains allow for light to pass throw and allows good lighting in your place. Rugs are a shorter version of carpets and are probably the easiest way to uplift the aesthetics of a room that is cost-effective and durable.

Throw pillows and patterned rugs for an elevated look

 

REFURNISH YOUR EXISTING FURNITURE

Upholstering and refurnishing your existing furniture without having to buy a newer one is also a remedy to your cost-effective revamping. You can refurbish your sofa cushions and upholster the chairs with a patterned fabric that changes the appearance of the room without changing the pre-existing setting and style. Upholstered fabric is durable and comes in all prices and materials that can be very durable for a higher traffic space.

Upholstered fabric cushion and sofa set


USE AND THROW

Buying a low-cost alternative will not always be of the highest quality however you don’t need those materials and installation forever, therefore, buying out second hand and cheaper alternatives is a safer alternative than buying costly furniture and always having to protect it. We know that interior designing fads keep on changing and keeping with all those would require you to buy cheap and throw soon policy.

Use and throw the low cost and easily procured décor

 

GREEN SPACES

Buying green plants for your living space truly make the room lively and choosing the right plants for your room can make your interiors super trendy, green and calmer. Plants that exude positivity or the ones that suck up the toxins from the air are really the trendiest interior designing tips for the next year as well. With work from home and pandemic, our house has become our workspaces as well therefore making the space greener and colorful will transform not only the interiors but the environment of your spaces. Pulling ivy from your curtain rods letting it hang from the walls or covering them or placing the plants next to the coffee or console tables or placing a whole plant family, all fits well with the interiors of the house

Pro Tip:- If you have any children or pets at your home, refrain from buying plants that are toxic for consumption. 

A green space brightens up a room and looks distinguished

 

DECLUTTER AND REARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE

Removing the unnecessary and chaotic materials and interiors from your space would make the room appeal differently and permit a minimalistic clutter-free area. Adding storage in your living space per se chest of drawers, shelves or tables with sliding door or cabinets and storing some of the materials in them organizes your room and keep things tidy.

Rearranging your furniture to make it look more in sync and aesthetically pleasing. Think of ways you can add or subtract any pieces, adding accent furniture pieces that make a place look contrasting is an attractive option.

Declutter and rearrange your room

 

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