Are you tired of your living room?
Even if you once loved your living room, it’s normal to want a change. Why not do a living room makeover to refresh and renew your space?
Many people avoid doing home projects like this because they’re expensive. While that’s definitely a concern, there are a few ways that you can complete living room makeovers on a budget.
You won’t be doing a full renovation, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get awesome results that you’ll love.
Not sure where to get started? No problem. Let us inspire you with a few living room makeover ideas that you can mix and match to create your perfect new living room. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Add Some Paint
One of the first and most basic things that you can do to change up your boring living room is painting the walls. Many of us are plagued with the beige walls that came with the house, so why not change things up?
If you own your home, paint it the colors that you’ve always wanted.
If you want to make your space feel larger and brighter, opt for lighter colors. They reflect more light and give you the illusion of a bigger space. If you want your room to feel cozier, darker and warmer colors are a better choice.
Painting is a huge task. While you may want to paint your entire living room, sometimes it’s best to stick to one wall. Statement walls are great additions to any living room.
Choose one wall to make your own. You can paint or add some wild wallpaper. Because it’s not the entire room, having a more “alternative” style shouldn’t be overwhelming.
Peel and stick wallpaper is more available than ever, so take advantage of it. It’s an easy way to jazz up your walls without the commitment or frustration of normal wallpaper.
2. Redo Those Floors
So you’re finished with the walls, now what?
Look at the ground. How do you feel about it? If the answer isn’t “pretty good,” then consider making a change.
Changing the floors is often more expensive than changing the walls, but it also makes a huge difference to the overall appearance of the room.
Do you have ugly and worn carpets? Consider checking out hardwood flooring prices and see if they’re attainable for you. With hardwood floors, you can even start adding some statement rugs to further define and individualize your space.
3. Refresh Your Furniture
Not sure if changing the walls and floor is the right choice? We get it. It’s a big commitment. Start small with the furniture.
Changing up your furniture is easy and fun and it’s more affordable than buying brand new furniture. If you want some “new” things, consider stopping by the thrift store or your local buy and sell groups to find things that you can refresh.
Couches and armchairs are the easiest. You can find plenty of decorative covers so you can change up the colors or patterns with ease. This also means that the changes are temporary so you can change them up when you get bored again.
For other furniture, sometimes things need a fresh coat of paint. Are you bored of your dark coffee tables? There’s nothing stopping you from painting them white or even pastel colors.
If you’re crafty, you can even stain your wood furniture or reupholster some stools or chairs.
You won’t believe how different your living room can look with a few small surface-level changes to your furniture.
4. Gallery Walls Are In
Do your walls feel drab and boring? Why not personalize them with some wall adornments?
Gallery walls are a great way to add a “statement piece” to your living room, and they’re perfect for displaying all of your art and photos in one place.
They take some planning. Measure out the wall and start choosing art pieces and photos that you can piece together to fill the space. You can use family photos, posters, personal art, and even things like diplomas or poems in frames.
You can get a cohesive look by using similar frames or do something more kitschy by having a wide variety of frames. Use a variety of sizes to add visual interest.
Frames can be pricey, so head to your local thrift store and find some interesting ones. If they’re not the right color, buy some spray paint and make them fit your style.
5. Re-Arrange Your Space
If painting or re-flooring wasn’t enough, or if you don’t want to make those changes, try rearranging the room. You’ll be shocked at how new your living room will look with a few small adjustments to your layout.
There are often restrictions with living rooms. You need to place certain items near power outlets, you may have a door somewhere, and you want to leave enough space for people to sit comfortably, but you can make small changes that make a big impact.
If you want to divide your space, consider getting a curtain rod and a floor-length curtain to section off areas of your living room. This adds some decorative flair while also giving you more defined spaces. You can also pull them back with ease so none of the sections are permanent.
Living Room Makeovers on a Budget Are Fun and Easy
Mix and match these tips for living room makeovers on a budget to get your new perfect living room. Even the smallest changes can make your living room feel fresh and new.
Living room renovation doesn’t have to put a dent in your wallet. Make your living room feel unique to you without breaking the bank.
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