Decorating can be an expensive and time consuming process so in this blog PropertyQuoteDirect are giving you some tips on how to re-do your living room on a budget.
When decorating your living room you may want to decorate the whole room or just one wall although the cheapest ways is to add a feature wall. Choose one wall and a bold color that will stand out compared to the rest of the room. This will require a small amount of paint and won’t take too long. When adding a feature wall you will need to get some furniture, pillows, vases, curtains that match the feature wall so that the room flows together.
If you want to decorate the whole room, you should use a warm color that will open up the room and make it look bigger. To make ceilings look higher you can paint them a plain white which will lift the room. Make sure to take your time choosing colors and use the internet to research what you like the look of.
Wall stickers are a cheap and easy way to change the look of your room and it will add a lot of personality. The bigger and more elaborate the sticker, the better because they can be used to emphasize other features in the room. Depending on the size of the wall sticker they can range from around £5 – £100 but that is most likely cheaper than a whole wall of wallpaper. The wall stickers can also be taken off if you don’t want them anymore.
Mirrors are a great way to increase the size, light and openness of a room. If you hang a mirror opposite a window it will reflect the light, therefore creating a lighter room and making it seem bigger. Pictures or paintings can also change the look of a room completely. Accessories will bring the room together and make it look more homely.
Curtains or blinds can make a huge difference to a room because sometimes they can fade and look dated. If you are the arty type you can even make your own eyelet curtains for less than £40 and the same with Roman blinds. Bright or boldly patterned rugs can be used to cover up any stains or marks on your carpets and will also add extra character to the room. This is also a cheaper and easier way compared to replacing the carpet which could cost a small fortune.
Lighting is a huge part of any room so make sure to use any table or floor lamps to bring some style to your room. Again, these will brighten the room and make it look even bigger. If you already have lamps it is cheap to change lampshades or even decorate them with ribbons, buttons or anything else you can think of!
When decorating your living room on a budget ensure you do your research and practice any home decorating on something else before you start on the actual decoration. It is a fun and money saving way of changing your living room so you may as well go wild!