Our Top 5 Tips to Revamp Your Living Room On a Budget
Every now and again, you’ll feel the urge to give your living room a makeover. Don’t worry, it’s only natural! Before you do anything dramatic (and expensive), consider a revamp that doesn’t imply changing every detail of the room. Small adjustments like adding some wall decor to your living room or rearranging a few items go a long way.
Here are our top 5 tips on how to redecorate your living room on a budget!
Level up your cushion game
Cushions are a great way to spruce up a living room and add in little splashes of texture or color. They also add an extra layer of coziness. There are two ways to go about choosing the right cushions.
Choose a color that compliments that of the sofa. For example, if your sofa is violet, go for yellow cushions. It might seem a bit “extreme” but trust us, it will look great.
If you want to stick to the same color family, make sure you focus on adding extra texture (fringed edges, embroidery details, tassels, etc.). You can also play around with shapes by mixing round cushions and rectangular/oval ones.
Show your coffee table some love
The coffee table is often a victim of neglect, but this important interior design element can make or break your living room decor. If you want to instantly give your living room a styling update, declutter your coffee table and place some eye-catching elements on it, such as a stack of hardcover books, a beautiful vase, a few natural elements (some shells or leaves for example). This solution is fuss-free and easy on your wallet!
Splurge on the lighting
Redecorating your living room doesn’t necessarily mean replacing furniture or repainting the walls. If you do have some extra cash, however, we highly recommend you invest in a high-quality lighting solution which can also serve as a statement piece. Whether you go all out with the chandelier or choose a fancy lamp, make sure you resist the urge to buy them from Target this time. A higher-quality light will add a touch of luxury to the living room.
Pro tip: go for a ceramic or pearly base for a more sophisticated look, or a golden metallic base for a subtle touch of glam.
Declutter & declutter some more
This is a no brainer. No matter how much time, energy and money you invest in design, clutter will ultimately render your efforts useless. After all, what’s the use of having a statement coffee table if you’re going to cover it with magazines, plates, chargers, remotes, coasters and so on?
Summon the Marie Kondo within, roll up your sleeves and start sorting through all your stuff. Be relentless when you decide what you want to keep. When you’re done, invest in a few stylish storage solutions, like jute baskets. Your living room will thank you!
Choose wall decor for your living room
Much like paint color, the living room’s wall decor can make a huge difference in the overall design. We’re spoiled by choice in this department, so how can you decide on the right wall decor for your living room?
Framed photos, high-quality prints or paintings are all great options, of course. But we’d like to add to this list an emerging (and very affordable) trend that is here to stay: metal wall art.
At RealSteel, we use the highest quality 100% American steel to create handcrafted designs that add a personal touch to your living room. Here are a few options we know you’ll LOVE:
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Redecorating your living room doesn’t have to break the bank. If you spend your money wisely on the right statement items, and follow a few golden rules of interior design, you’re bound to get magazine-worthy results!