Although we tend towards massive overhauls when we’re trying to give our room a facelift, it’s often something small that can really make a room pop. When you’re decorating on a budget, you don’t have the flexibility you otherwise would if you were flush with cash. We’ve rounded up a few of the most impactful low cost decorating ideas you can use to make your living room feel like a whole new space.
Create an Optical Illusion
Decorative mirrors for living room spaces are always a good idea. They’re especially transformative if your space is on the smaller side. Mirrors instantly make a room feel bigger and create the illusion of extra space. When placed strategically, they will also spotlight the best parts of your living room. Whether you use bold, contemporary wall mirrors or something more traditional, this is an asset that will always complement your space.
Ambience at the Flip of a Switch
The power of lighting is real. A few bulbs have the ability to make or break the ambience of a room, so it’s important to always use lighting fixtures for your home to your advantage. Table lamps will work to your benefit thanks to their small size. A bold base and understated shade often feel like a mini art installation. If you pair this with a low wattage bulb, they also create a cozy, warm atmosphere. Going for a more airy, spacious feel? Invest in a minimalist floor lamp that will fill the whole room with light.
Start From the Bottom Up
Select every item in your room with intention, and start by looking down. An area rug provides a space efficient yet strong accent for your living room. It’s also is the perfect place to introduce a little color if your space feels washed out. Before selecting your accent carpet, make sure that it complements that style of your bar table, sofas, and chairs.
Spicing up your living room shouldn’t have to put a big dent in your budget. Chat with the team at The RoomPlace for more ideas on small changes you can make to maximize your impact!