There are many reasons why you would want to reinvent your living room. Perhaps you simply want to elevate your living space and make it more modern. Or maybe you want to make it look and feel more comfortable, or you want to increase the value of your home. However, home improvement projects can be costly. In fact, the prices for household furnishing items alone saw an 8.2% increase in the second half of 2022. Don’t let this discourage you though. There are budget-friendly ways that you can do to reinvent your living room. Here are just a few of them.
Wall accents are perhaps one of the most affordable decoration elements that you can use to upgrade your living room, and they are popular too. In fact, the wall décor market is expected to increase by 8.02% between 2023 and 2027. Make your living room trendier by using unique wallpapers or abstract DIY paintwork. You can also frame photos or artwork and create a photocollage wall. These are relatively inexpensive home improvement projects, but they are guaranteed to elevate the look of your living room.
Let Light In
Does your living room look drab, or does your home décor look a bit muted? Does it also feel a bit cramped? This can be easily remedied by making sure that you let natural light into your living room. Marketa Rypacek, managing director at Industville Lighting, says that increasing natural light effectively sets the tone of a space and makes a room’s mood brighter in an instant. As such, try rearranging your living room furniture, making sure that light-colored ones are angled towards the window. This way, they reflect more light into the room. Consider replacing very large and bulky furniture with minimalist ones so they do not obstruct the light coming into your living room.
Using plants is an effective way to make your living room seem more modern and comfortable. As well, houseplants come with countless other benefits, such as reducing indoor dust by up to 20%. There are a lot of affordable and low-maintenance plants that you can bring into your home. To make sure that these are effectively used as décor, consider using decorative pots. Arrange them by threes, grouping plants that are not similar in height and leaf shapes. These will make your plants look more harmonious but not too stiff and formal.
Reinventing your living room does not have to be expensive. Sometimes, simply adding new wall décor, rearranging your furniture, or bringing in plants can significantly impact the way your living room looks and feels. Try out these simple suggestions as you elevate your living space.