Spending too much money is never a guarantee to achieve the change that you want in your home, sometimes applying some easy and simple ideas is all what you need to achieve what you want. That is what we will be talking about in this article, the simple and the affordable ideas that you can apply to your living room, so let’s start.
Take a look at your living room and take notes of the things that need to be changed or the things that you are bored of. For example, take a look at your walls and ask yourself, do you still love their color or it’s time to change it? if you feel like you want to add some change, think of a new color shade, head to the painting store, get all the color that you picked and the needed equipments and do the job yourself or with your family.
This idea won’t cost you a fortune, but it will make a huge difference, you can replace the painting with wallpapers if you like or you can add extra touch of change to the walls by using faux finish, it can be simply done with a rubber stamp or feather duster. Whatever you choose, pay attention to choose the color that fit with your living room design, space and fabric colors.
Now, take a look at your furniture, don’t worry, you won’t have to spend a lot of money to replace it with new pieces, all what you will do is applying some simple ideas. Start with applying a fresh coat of paint to make your furniture look fresher and newer. If you have a problem with the fabrics, you can change them with new affordable one or you simply hide them with slipcovers.
You will find several designs of the slipcovers like plain and printed designs; just make sure to choose the design that fit your living room’s space and design. Did I just say space? Yes, the printed fabrics may cause some clutter and annoying atmosphere to the small living rooms, so in this case the plain covers are more recommended or at least choose slipcovers with simple prints.
You don’t like the slipcovers ideas? So, what about applying some changes to the pillows? All what you need is to look for new, colorful, printed or plain pillowcases in different color from the one you already have. You can buy these pillowcases or you can do them by yourself at home, they are more than easy, all what you will need is scissors, fabrics, needle and thread and enjoy making handmade pillowcases. You can even choose a different color for each pillow if you want to add a colorful touch in your living room.
If you have enough free space in your living room, you can add a new furniture piece like a side table, table lamp, rocking chair, the ideas are countless; just make sure that this piece doesn’t cause any clutter ambience in your living room. Changing the old lighting fixtures or adding new lighting ideas sounds so perfect. For example, you can look for an affordable new chandelier, wall scones or install a LED strip on a wall shelve or in your display unit.
Flea markets and garage sales; these places are full of precious and affordable treasures, so why don’t you give them a visit and look for some fitting accessories to add to your living room? You will find amazing things at reasonable prices like, vases, table lamps, coffee tables, etc.
Adding green plants, flowers and candles is such an elegant and affordable idea. For example, try to put some green plant in some empty corner in your living room especially next to the window. You can also put some fresh flowers in glass vase above a side table or put a small green plant pot above the coffee table. If you have a fireplace, then couple of glass or metal candle holders will be more than enough.
If you have wooden flooring in your living room, you can apply a coat of polish to renew its shining effect. If you have a small living room, why don’t you hang a small or large mirror on your living room wall? Mirrors make any small place look larger and they will add a great touch of change in the same time. What about making your small window look larger? Yes, it so possible, by simply elevating the curtain rods to be closer to your living room ceiling. This idea will also change the entire look of your living room and gives a feeling of larger space.
If you have a golden accessory piece that looks pale like an old candle holder or table clock, a painting spray bottle in gold or silver color can solve the problem and make the old look new. There is nothing better than keeping your home stuff that you love and in the same time feeling the amazing feelings of renovation and change with less effort and expenses.