Do you want to remodel your living room but are running short on funds? Looking out for ways to breathe new life into your living room without breaking the bank? If your answer’s yes, then this article is for you. Just a few simple changes and making some additions can help you revive your stale looking living area.
All you need to do is start with a “spotless” space, purchase some basics and then use the items that you already have to take your living room to the next level without really spending a huge fortune. Remember, the greatest tool that you have is your creativity, and it doesn’t even cost anything. Just the way there are ways to do your home’s flooring on a budget, there are ways to remodel your living room cheaply. Some of which we will be discussing below…
#1: Clean Your Living Room Well
This is a step that you shouldn’t ignore if you really want to make the whole remodeling process easy and result oriented. Start by washing the walls and also the baseboards. And then dust the light fixture or the ceiling fan. While you’re at it, also dust and polish your furniture. Just by having a cleaner, neater room will give you a brand new outlook and make you feel better about it.
#2: Apply the Right Paint
Applying a coat of paint to your living room can make a huge difference to it. Go ahead and select a muted color like sage green or pale blue as these colors help in brightening the boring walls without really overpowering the existing space. Want a more dramatic effect? Then go for gold, red or rich brown for the color. A can of paint happens to cost in the bracket of $20 to $30.
#3: Change the Window Treatments
A lot of homeowners tend to ignore the “changing the window treatments” step due to their high cost. It can be costly particularly because window panels and draperies can be expensive. It’s good if this is in your budget but even if it isn’t, you can buy the fabric you like and then have someone talented enough to stitch its panels for you.
#4: Rearrange the Furniture
In order to give your living room a new feel and look, you don’t really have to invest in new furniture pieces. What you can do is move the existing pieces around. And do things like bringing in an end table or chair from another room to make the living room look good. You can also get replacement seat cushions for the sofa set or do such additional things to make the furniture look good.
#5: Add Some Throw Blankets and Pillows
This is an interesting activity that you can do in your living room when remodeling it on the budget. What you can do is mix and match pillows so that they pile high on your sofa/chairs. And then the next step would be to drape a blanket over the back of your sofa to add another extra layer of color and texture. You can find inexpensive pillows and blankets at one of those discount home stores (which means you can switch them out as each of the seasons approaches).
There you go! Easy and simple tips to remodel your living room without really putting a dent in your wallet.
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