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Decorating a living room


There are a number of ways to give your living room a makeover on a small budget.  The living room is one of the most important rooms in your home.  It is a room you spend a lot of time in as well as one of the few rooms all your friends and family see.   As such there is a lot of pressure for the room to be impressive.

Whether you have just moved in or have lived in the property for a while and you want to give your living room a new lease of life a small budget can add to the challenge of decorating your living room.

It’s important that your living room is comfortable and functional whilst expressing your unique personality.  It’s amazing that a few little changes can make a big difference to how your living room looks.

Have a look at your living room to appraise what you have, consider categorising things into what you like, what could be improved and what you really don’t like.  By looking at and re-using what you already have in a different way its possible to create a new look for next to nothing.

Here are a few areas where you can make some relative small changes to make a big impact on the look and style of your living room.

1.  Painting

Making one wall a focal point can completely change the look and feel of a the room.  Paint one wall using your favourite colour making it the focal point of the room. 

If you have a wall mounted TV then that may be the wall to feature.  Alternatively you can display a piece of interesting art or photography on the wall

You could then position piece of furniture on that side of the room to provide more emphasis on the focal wall. 

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2. Use a large rug

This is a great way to define a floor space as being more of a conversation area. Chose a style and colour of rug that complements the decor of your living room.  Consider putting it at an angle underneath your coffee table.  Alternatively, just position it in a central location where the seating is situated.  Adding some large scatter cushions can also increase the perception of comfort in your living room.

3. Mirrors

Hanging a mirror on a wall can not only create a focal point but also increase the amount of light and perception of space a room has.

4.  Lighting

Replacing light bulbs can change the look of a room by introducing different colours.  Your choice of light fittings will make a big difference to how the room looks. If you are unable to replace the whole lamp, then just consider replacing the lampshade instead.

5.  Furniture

If your coffee table or sofa is looking scuffed or scratched, then cover it with a decorative throw rug. 

6. Rearrange the Furniture

Moving your furniture around will change the look of your room. This will give your living room a whole new look and is much cheaper than purchasing new furniture.

Adding some scatter cushions and use these as additional seating can create a less formal living space by creating a much more relaxed atmosphere.

7.  Plants

Plants and flowers add freshness and impact to the decor and ambience of your living room.  Careful placement can be used to hide any less desirable parts of the room or a stain or scuff.

Finally, less is more….if you do not need it in the room, then remove it.  De-cluttering your living room not only give you more room but you will make a room look better

8.  Flooring

If you are decorating a room, it may be worth considering renewing your carpet or flooring at the same time. A new carpet will make such a difference

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