Anyone who has tried to buy furniture knows that it is expensive. This fact can make redecorating your living room a huge challenge. Since furniture is the focal point of a living room. There are a few things to consider then in living room design ideas. The first is whether you care about the furniture you have. The second is whether you have flexible pieces. Keep what makes you happy the way it is and change what you don’t like.
Once again the number one role in inexpensive living room decorating tips comes down to paint. Paint the walls a new color. This changes the feel of the room no matter what is inside it.
If you have pieces of furniture that you don’t really care for, then paint those too. Changing that old entertainment center from brown to black can make the living room design go from old to modern.
If you have furniture that is a solid color then you can update your living room with the addition of some side pillows or a throw on the back of the couch. If you have a rather stylized floral couch, you are going to need to cover it. Slip covers can run you nearly $60 in many cases but if it is the couch that you dread then it is worth the investment.
Throw pillows can be crazy expensive running in the $10 range. If you don’t have an Ikea near you consider making your own from fabric found in the discount section of the store. All you need to to is cut 2 matching pieces in a square or circle, depending on your taste. Then face the right sides of the fabric together and sew around the edges. Leave a space about two inches long unstitched. Turn the fabric right side out and then stuff it with batting. Hand stitch the opening closed or use fasteners of some sort.
Put pictures on the wall. Buy frames at the dollar store, paint them to match the room and put up photos of family and friends. If you don’t have personal photos use magazine art.
Put out candles; even if you don’t plan to light them they look great. Scented ones even help to freshen the room.
Buy a new light fixture. It doesn’t have to be something expensive, just something that appeals to you. Or if you have a lamp with a shade buy a new shade, or for a ceiling light buy new glass. Light fixtures are a huge part of living room design that many people don’t think about.
Most importantly make sure every thing is freshly dusted and scrubbed. When ever you are done in the room tidy it up. Never leave anything out of place. Many times we don’t like the room we are in it’s just because it looks lived in. Decorating images always show pristine rooms. If you want your living room to feel decorated, put the effort into keeping it looking perfect.