You entertain guests, relax, and spend quality family time in your living room. No wonder you want your living room to be a beautiful haven that reflects your unique style. But how can you find time and afford big changes to your living room, especially on a budget? Can you find the sofa furniture with the best offer at your favorite online retailer? How about surfing the web for hot furniture deals this holiday season? And what about refurbishing and painting?
Switching up your living room doesn’t have to be a daunting task! In fact, it can be a fun activity for the whole family!
Before you hit the stores, spend an hour just sitting quietly in your living room. Find a quiet spot and look over every inch from that vantage point. Imagine your ideal dream living room. Ask yourself questions like:
- What colors would really bring this room alive?
- What furniture needs replacement?
- What areas are too cluttered?
- How does my family really use this room?
You want to examine the room both for aesthetics and functionality. For example, if you have dated old living room furniture handed down from your Aunt Betsy, you need a fresh, new look with modern furniture that reflects your family now. On a budget? Instead of replacing the entire living room set, select a few key pieces that will really bring change to the room.
For example, tossing the old coffee tables for new ones in natural woods and adding a few live plants can bring a room into the 21st century. The contemporary living room is awash in foliage and a natural aesthetic. Opt for natural fibers and wood. Add pop with colorful vibrant accent colors like a splash of cobalt blue or bright red. Make a list, sorting your list into what you need, what you want, and your proposed budget for the item.
Once you have your shopping list ready, hit the online retailers first. Scope out hot holiday sales and deep discounts during Christmas. This is also a great time to invest in smart home devices like a smart speaker. Order the pieces that you can afford. Check the sales regularly. Sometimes the perfect item is just one click away!
After shopping take stock of your color aesthetics. Never underestimate the power of paint to entirely revitalize a tired living room. Repaint the entire room or just opt for one key accent wall in a contrasting color. Today’s homeowners paint the ceilings to add extra depth to their homes. Brighten a room with light colors or add flavor with bright colors. Avoid choosing dark tones. A brighter room has a particularly spacious quality. Brighten up a room further with lighting and tasteful mirrors.
Once you have tossed out unwanted furniture and accessories, bought new items, and repainted your home, you can add the little extras like pillows, picture frames, and fresh plants. These little touches can be unique items special to you and your family. Enjoy your new living room! You deserve it!