8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Update the Living Room

Prettify the living room without blowing your budget.

Updated on August 01, 2017 18:08 pm

Jerni Camposano

A grey-themed living room with pastel-coloured accessories

Changing the look of your living room should not cost you much. "Just by adding a few small, but creative and decorative details, you can make any home look like a million dollars. As long as you approach your decorating on a budget creatively, it should not only save you money, but will be fun also," says Patricia Griecci in How to Decorate Your Home on a Budget.

Here are budget-friendly ways to jazz up your living room:

A living room washed in different shades of blue
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1. Give one wall a fresh coat of paint. "Paint one wall using your favorite color, and make this the focal point of the room," says Griecci. You can place a statement furniture on that side of the room or hang an interesting artwork.

2. Rearrange the furniture. Sometimes, a little rearranging can do the trick. A fresh layout will also help you identify decors or furnishings lacking in your living room.

A yellow sofa decorated with cute cushions
3. Change cushions. A great way to showcase your personality in the living room is to throw in quirky and cute cushions. New ones can instantly refresh the look of this space.

A living room prettified by a black-and-white area rug, mood pendant lighting, wall decal, and plant

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4. Park an area rug. Find one that complements the theme of your living room. Griecci suggests positioning it underneath the coffee table or in a central seating location.

5. Decorate with photos. What better way to personalise this space than to display family photos? Be a little creative: get identical frames for a more uniformed look or try more ornate frames in different sizes.

A living room in a muted colour scheme accentuated by neutral-hued accessories

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6. Hang a mirror. "When hanging a mirror, place it in a position where it will reflect either a nice view, or an interesting architectural element of the room," explains Griecci. Plus, mirrors can create an illusion that your space looks larger.

7. Get a new lamp. If you are still using your trusty old lamp, then it's high time to replace it. Whether you DIY or purchase a lamp from the home decor shop, find one that fits perfectly in your living room's look.

A stylish coffee table that houses books, plants, and a crate with curios

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8. Style up the coffee table. Add extra flair to this space by creating a beautiful vignette in your coffee table using books, candles, and flowers.


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