The thought of giving your living room a complete makeover can seem a bit daunting, mostly because it’s not as easy as it sounds, and can cost quite a lot of money. However, if you follow the right approach, you can get it done with minimum costs while ensuring a refreshing and aesthetically pleasing look for the living room.
To help you proceed with your living room makeover plans, here are a few cheap (but amazing) ideas that you can look into.
#1 Think of a theme
The best way to plan a makeover for your living room is by deciding on a theme first and then proceeding accordingly. Selecting a theme will make it much easier for you to decide what type of decor you want, what color the walls should be, how the furniture should be arranged, and so on.
While choosing a theme, you’d want something that suits your style and taste, as well as stays within your budget. Don’t go for something extravagant just because it looks good on a catalog. You should take your time while choosing the theme and not make a rash decision.
#2 Get a bookshelf
If you don’t already have a bookshelf in your living room, you should consider getting one. The inclusion of a bookshelf will immediately make your living room look a lot classy. You can use it for all your books as well as a few showpieces or small plastic flower decor.
Avoid attaching fairy lights or LED strips to the bookshelf. Although they do make your interior more “Instagramable”, such a look is more suitable for bedrooms than living rooms.
#3 Change your cushions, not the entire sofa or couch
One way to give your living room a refreshing new look is by changing the couch or sofa cushions. Instead of replacing the whole sofa or couch, you could simply bring in a new set of cushions that matches the theme of your living room. You could even order some custom cushions with your own designs.
Nowadays, getting your hands on custom-made cushion covers is quite easy. Online stores, such as Cushion Guys, will take your custom order and have it delivered within a matter of days. Just make sure to enter the correct dimensions of your cushions, and the type of material you’re most comfortable with.
#4 Bring in some potted plants
Small potted plants are always a great addition to any living space. Not only are they pretty to look at, but they also give your living room a green and natural look. Plus, they don’t cost much, and you can buy 5-10 of these plants and arrange them on a shelf as you like.
Given that they’re plants, you’ll need to take care of them. Some potted plants, like bonsai and cactus, will require a lot more attention than the others. You should choose the plants based on how much time you can spare for taking care of them.
#5 Lay down a new carpet
A change in carpet helps to improve the overall appeal of your living room. Most people are usually concerned with the walls and decor items, but only a few tend to do something about the floor. If you’re going for a complete living room makeover, you can’t ignore the floor or carpet.
If you have no plans of replacing the entire carpet, you can get a rug to put under your couch and table. Rugs are available in a variety of styles and designs. Rest assured, you will find something that matches the theme of your living room.
#6 Hang a few pictures
Hanging pictures on the walls helps make your living room look a bit more lively. The pictures can be of yours or they can even be completely random. Some people prefer hanging quotes from their favorite authors or personalities, while others like to hang their paintings or sketches. Whatever you hang on your living room walls, make sure they’re hung in a specific pattern and not haphazardly.
#7 Add some wall stickers
If you have any unused space in your living room, and right next to it stands an empty wall, you could decorate it with some wall stickers. An empty wall looks dull, especially if it’s just a single coat of paint without any texture or patterns. By attaching some wall stickers, you can turn that dull wall into an art piece.
Wall stickers come in various sizes and designs. So, you’ll have a lot of options to choose from. High-end stickers will cost you a bit extra, but they won’t trouble your wallet in a major way.
Now that you know how to approach the makeover, you should sit yourself down and plan a budget based on the things discussed above.