With nice weather finally upon us, we can’t help but feel more inspired and energized than we normally are. It’s time to channel that energy into something creative! Home renovation projects are an excellent way to let your creativity shine. Imagine all the changes you can make in your home with small adjustments here and there.
Since living rooms are where most people tend to gravitate toward, guests or family alike, it’s without a doubt a perfect candidate for a makeover. The possibilities are endless; you just need to let your imagination run wild. If you require some guidance, we’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly suggestions to help you.
Return to Nature
House plants have made their grand comeback onto the home decor stage. Top interior designers constantly praise them for their ability to transform any space from drab to fab. Not only do they look great, but they are also extremely affordable. Also, most popular house plants like succulents, cacti, and aloe are notoriously easy to take care of.
Before you decide on one, make sure you know your living room space well. If it is spacious, choosing an imposing plant will not overwhelm the room, but if you are dealing with a lack of space, it’s better to go with something more compact. Not only are house plants aesthetically pleasing, but they are also said to improve our mood and reduce fatigue.
Having a generic living room is a renovation faux pas! Putting a sofa, a coffee table, and a couple of armchairs in a room will not cut it. There is so much more to a living room than an area where you can watch TV after work. To make them more inviting and intriguing, we suggest adding pieces of personal value.
Incorporate items that reflect who you are as a person, as quirky as they may be. Include pieces from your previous travels, like postcards, magnets, and snow globes. If you have a hobby, you can display projects you’ve completed. Alternatively, you can even fill an entire wall with framed pictures of your family and friends or add family heirlooms. All of these will be excellent conversation starters for your future guests.
Although they require a lot of work, new floors can transform any room. Renovations of this kind can be quite expensive, especially if you’re going for that hardwood floor look. If you want an equally gorgeous but more affordable alternative, opt for rigid core vinyl flooring. These planks are designed to look like the real thing, but at the fraction of the cost. Let’s have a look at the other advantages they come with:
- They are waterproof, which means they can be wet mopped;
- They are extremely durable, which is great for rooms with increased traffic like the living room;
- If you are crafty, you can even install them by yourself thanks to the handy click-lock design.
Every living room should have the perfect balance of materials like glass, metal, textile, and wood. Incorporating them into one space may seem tedious, but the outcome will be worth your time.
Glass is always easy to add; it’s not surprising mirrors have been popular for several seasons already. Also, you can include a coffee table made of metal or framed pictures with metallic frames. For texture, curtains and decorative pillows are always a great option. Finally, you can add a bulky wooden shelf, and voila, your look is complete!
When we say “furniture upgrade”, we don’t mean replacing your entire furniture with new trendy pieces. Not only would that be extremely expensive, but it would also be time-consuming. Instead, invest in a quality centerpiece that will last for years to come.
We suggest opting for a luxury sofa since that’s probably the most used piece of furniture in any living room. There are so many models on the market at the moment, so you will surely be able to find one that fits your space. While the design itself is quite important, it should never come before comfort. When purchasing a new sofa, try to find the right balance between the two.
Doing a makeover of any kind is never an easy feat, even less so when it involves upgrading a living room. All of us have some fond memories of times spent with our closest ones, precisely in this room. This is why choosing the right look for it is so difficult. We hope these tips will help you create the living room of your dreams.