Living Room Makeover Ideas On A Budget

Published On: Oct 06, 2021

The living room is basically the heart of the house. A place where the family comes to think, and to slow down their respective world for a while.

As the name itself is self-explanatory, the living room of the house is where the whole family settles together to meet, watch TV or even play games.

Unlike kitchens, basements or bathrooms, the living room is most likely our primary thought when it comes to our new home’s decoration. Concurrently, the living room needs to be amongst the most well-proportioned spaces in the house. 

The living room is basically a place where we kick back and rest after a long day or where we spend most of the leisure time of our weekend enjoying that privatespace.

The way our home looks determines the mood and vibe of our family. Home décor surely expresses your lifestyle. A nicely decorated home can make you feel better and get rid of any sort of anxiety. The different types of home décor make every room more appealing and appealing.

Living Room is supposed for the soul of the house, it is a place where one should always feel at ease. It is one such room where friends are resided, family is set together, and memories are set to be created. Therefore, your attitude towards the room determines your vision. Keeping all the above points in mind helps in making the place look warm, happy and cozy; the perfect feeling you need at the end of the day!

Therefore, the following is a list of ideas and inspirations of how to make your living room a stand-out space of your home.

Wooden Wonder

Wooden Wonder

Whether the living room is small or large, balance is the key in making all the difference in the world. This space proves that you don’t require aesthetic shapes or colors to form a beautiful space. The oak floorboards and the earthy colors would provide an elegant composition of light, textures, shapes and colors. This sort of pattern wouldn’t directly scream “Look here!” but the room would definitely be enough visually interesting to command anyone’s attention.

Metallic Framed Prints

Metallic Framed Prints

Boom! The image would be surely turned into a masterpiece with plenty of charm for the living room wall art. Not only metallic frames complement each decoration theme & color scheme, these amazing pieces of artwork can also portray your beautiful memories. These frames have a clean and sleek look which happens to be ultra-modern and therefore encourages all the attention over the photo’s subject.

Throw Symmetry Out Of The Window

Throw Symmetry Out Of The Window

If you are somebody that is open to risk- then this is the perfect idea for you to incorporate. When I say throw the symmetry out of window, I simply mean don’t look for everything in the room to be complementing each other rather pick something that totally is opposite of the vibe your room persists maybe by a large painting or a sculpture that standards out in the room which results in making your room look unique & modern.

Go Bold On Few Furnishings

Go Bold On Few Furnishings

A stylish living room can be created keeping in mind the budget as well, just by putting a couple of statement pieces. Furniture having high impact finishes & fabrics, bold silhouettes or even vibrant pops of color would be another add-on. The required dramatic elements could be a colorful area rug or even a vibrant piece of wall art.  Look for pairing them with neutral walls, low-key window treatments & smooth accents for an eye-catchy effect.

Rearrange Living Room Furniture

Rearrange Living Room Furniture

The living room needs a refresh on a regular basis. Try working with what you already have.

Clear-out the items that don’t belong in that space, clear the clutter, and rearrange the furniture to overhaul the living room without spending much time. Ask a family member or friend to assist you in moving the furniture around till the time you have a visually decent/pleasing layout. Arrange sofas and chairs in a way that is defined to meet the needs of a conversation.

Utilize Natural Elements As Living Room Décor

Utilize Natural Elements As Living Room Décor

Plants can be used as a sculptural element for the living room & you can easily find affordable and low-maintenance varieties. Try looking for colorful and interesting leaf shapes to bring a bit extra to the living room. You can also try putting a potted plant on the coffee table to portray it as a centerpiece or hang a plant in an empty corner. Dried stems or natural grasses could also be a potential living room décor. For a free living room décor, gather some from the backyard, then put them in a vase to create a natural arrangement.

Showcase A Fabric

Showcase A Fabric

A tapestry can add a pop of colors and patterns, even a wall hanging would work. This will also be adding on a touch of softness to the room’s neutral space. Frame vintage scarves or try some pretty textiles. 

Bonus: These fabrics are so much easier to move than big wall paintings when it comes to moving to your next/new home.

Mix Up The Lighting

Mix Up The Lighting

The lighting of the living room is something which can be quickly updated and does not cost a hefty amount of money. Try and avoid making the space over-lit by choosing table or floor lamps at varied heights. Layering your lighting this way will surely create a not-so-comforting pool of light, that will lead to changing the mood of the room.

Paint The Floor of Your Room

Paint The Floor of Your Room

To be honest, this might not be a five-minute task, but it’s surely a superb budget-friendly living room idea as well. Painting floorboards can be an easy weekend job, that wouldn’t cost you too much & can totally do the makeover of your living room.

Tip: Be brave enough to paint the floorboard black. You’ll love it!

Create DIY Living Room Art

Create DIY Living Room Art

Try painting your own DIY canvas art for a budget friendly living room décor inspiration. Purchase blank canvases which can be painted & placed prominently over a sofa or a mantel.

Utilize paints in amazing hues, try brushing a variety of creative geometric shapes or just simply splash colors at random forming a contemporary composition. If you’re interested in a comparatively less abstract, try using canvas as the base for painting images or even collages made from crafting remnants.

Match Your Wall Color With The Furniture

Match Your Wall Color With The Furniture

A pro trick: match the wall color with your most vibrant and dominant piece of furniture! Create the combination with the same tone of color, this will create a rich look. Keep in mind that it works best with muted or neutral schemes so don’t expect vibrant green color walls and matching furniture to carry off this vibe.

Install A Statement Chandelier

Install A Statement Chandelier

A giant chandelier or a sculptural lamp is a mandate for a living room which is larger in terms of space. This would draw the visitors’ eye upwards, is space filling & and makes it absolutely stunning!

Bonus: This would mainly work for a double height living room.

Install Tall Windows

Install Tall Windows

Tall windows and huge glass panels will flood the living room with bright and natural light, create the illusion of a larger room space and bring in outdoor views. Try going for a monotone or a neutral color to complement the height of the living room.

Go For Layered Lighting

Go For Layered Lighting

Arranging light fixtures at distinct levels of your living room. This will avoid the shadows/dark patches from entering the space. Put floor lamps & install ceiling-mounted light fixtures or track lighting to emphasize/focus on distinct decorative elements of the living room. Install tall mirrors in the room as a feature of décor as they will certainly add brightness, reflecting natural and artificial light.

Create A Mirror Gallery Wall

Create A Mirror Gallery Wall

Have a small space for your living room? Tensed, that it might look smaller as compared to other rooms in your house. Having a mirror gallery wall is all you need, it at first always gives your room a very classic look. Placing a mirror as a part of accessory for the room helps in making your room look bigger in size, as mirrors tend to bounce light. You can place your mirror as per your choice, it could either be a large mirror in your preferred shape, say maybe a big round mirror which makes the area look a bit classic and elegant, or multiple different shaped small mirrors to make it look like a mirror gallery.

Match Colors With Artwork

Match Colors With Artwork

Another great idea that can stand out in your living room is picking the right schemed color artwork for your wall; this helps in creating a cohesive look for your living space. Setting photo frames with the same family color scheme helps in giving a very artistic feeling to the room.

Supersize Posters

Supersize Posters

Adding a gallery wall with maximized size of prints & frames by keeping less space between the frames can help in making even your small living space bigger. Choose the right color scheme, be advised to not pick dark colors, and go subtle and simple this time to give your living space a seamless feel.  

Showcase Your Passion

Showcase Your Passion

Take this opportunity if you strive, by showcasing the thing you are most passionate about. This thing could be anything from hats to even the smallest thing, say a dreamcatcher. Make this wall and room all yours, display these favorite items in a form of art. Hang these items with help of a hook or a fixture but remember to put it in a pleasing way. Showcasing these accessories will have two advantages: first, it gives an elegant look to the room and second, the items are always in your reach.

Create The Perfect Look For Yourself

Create The Perfect Look For Yourself

Your wall gallery should always be eye pleasing, which is why it is vital for you to think twice before designing your wall. I’m sure it’s a time taking process, but think about it, having a place which is always soothing for you to see would be such a wonderful feeling, so its best if you take time but make the best gallery wall for yourself. When I say perfect, I don’t mean that needs to be something big completely out of the box. You can always keep it simple yet a feel-good vibe to the room.

Work On Furniture

Work On Furniture

Keeping the right furniture in your living space is another important factor that needs to be considered before setting up your living space. Furniture is one such element that can make or break the look of your room, for instance a dark shade of wall will never go with the same dark shade of a chair or a sofa, you should always keep it light to have balance between the two. Having coordination in the room can lighten up the space and turn out to be the best day-night hanging spot for you.

Never Limit The Space

Never Limit The Space

Talking about the living room, the first thing that strikes the mind is obviously the accessories. So, never limit your thoughts there. It's always good and perfectly okay to go a little extra when creating your living space. So, add a coffee table or why not create a small coffee corner near the window (can always match it with the color scheme of the room), add artificial flowers, planters, create a happy vibe for yourself as flowers and planters are such items that always radiates positive energy and that’s exactly what you need after a big stressful day.

Mix-Match

Mix-Match

This is not important for you to stick to just one form of creation; you can always mix-match it. It is okay if the living space is a mixture of both modern and traditional settings and trust me when I say this, there is no better way than this. Having a touch of both the aspects makes your room look chic and elegant, the traditional setting in the room can include accessories such as a rock chair or maybe a big wall clock that can go with your couch and vibrant colored cushion, to give it a modern touch you can even add a mirror and metal fixture.

CONCLUSION

Creating a time-to-time living room makeovers is important to make your fun nights more relaxing, happier, joyful, and always at ease. Having the right living space always radiates positive energy that can be life-enhancing experience for you. A well-maintained room is an indicator of the attention and time you have put in to create your own personalized space. Taking out sometime to a decorative environment can help you bring peace and always keep you at comfort whereas, a plain room will always radiate a dull mood vibe, so give your space love and value the site that you tend to call your home.