Quick and Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Living Room


If you’re the kind of person who likes to switch up your décor on a regular basis, you know how expensive it can be. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be costly. There are a lot of easy and inexpensive things you can do to change the look of a room without spending a fortune.

A few tweaks in the color scheme, decorative accessories, or furniture layout can make a huge difference without delivering a big hit to your budget. Use these cheap living room ideas to give this essential space an affordable makeover.

Hang Artwork

There’s a lot that can be done with artwork, from rearranging existing pieces to creating new ones. What’s on the walls has a big impact. If you don’t currently have anything try framing wallpaper or fabric samples, create washi tape art, or frame pages from old books. The idea that artwork has to be expensive is a myth, so try making your own.

New Throw Pillows

One of the easiest ways to freshen up a living room is to swap out the throw pillows. Throw pillows are a great way to add trendy looks without a long-term commitment. With solid color furniture, mix-and-match patterns and textures with single-color pillows in contrasting hues. Look for a range of sizes to create a cozy pillow arrangement on a sofa.

Rearrange Your Furniture

To give your living room an affordable refresh, work with what you already have. Purge the room of items that don’t belong, clear away clutter, and rethink furniture arrangements to overhaul your living room without spending a dime. Recruit a friend or family member to help you move furniture around until you have a visually pleasing layout. Arrange chairs and sofas into groupings that are conducive to conversation.

Add Plants

Plants are an easy win to add to your design arsenal. They add color, shape and (literally) life to a space. There are some great places you can pick up inexpensive, high-quality plants: Ikea has a great selection and is small budget-friendly. Larger house plants can however still be expensive so to create the illusion of your room being filled with lots of greenery, arrange groups of small plants at different heights.

Change The Lighting

Lighting helps create the mood in a room. The living room needs task lighting as well as ambient lighting. A distinctive floor lamp can provide task lighting for reading, while a flush-mounted ceiling light or end table lamp offers ambient lighting.

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