Living the frugal lifestyle doesn’t mean that you can’t make your home look beautiful. There are numerous ways that you can decorate, and make your home look pretty expensive on a very modest budget. So, if you want to create a champagne living room on a lemonade budget, take a look at these simple tips to help you do just that:
Invest in a Statement Piece
One way you can make your living room look more expensive on a modest budget is to invest the majority of your budget on a really good statement piece. This could be one of these fabulous modern and contemporary sofas, a statement sideboard or a really rocking carpet – it doesn’t matter what it is as long as it makes an impact and raises the profile of the whole room.
Paint it White
Have you ever noticed that white rooms and white furniture, providing they are clean, look really expensive, even though you can buy white paint really cheaply? That’s because white looks so clean and fresh, and is a pretty timeless colour in terms of home decor. So, if you want to freshen up your living room on a budget, paint the walls, and any of your furniture that’s looking a bit worn out, white for an instantly ‘expensive’ transformation.
Create Some Art
You can buy blank canvases on Amazon for as little as £4.99 and a basic set of oil paint for under £10, which means you can create your own art for a fraction of the cost you would usually pay in the average shop or gallery. Hang this art on one wall to create an inexpensive feature wall that draws the eye and makes your living room look a whole lot classier.
Update the Knobs and Handles
Updating the knobs and handles on your living room doors and any furniture you have in there will give your living room an instant boost. Crystal knobs look particularly good, and will immediately make your living room feel more expensive.
Update the Light Fixtures
Updating your light fixtures by swapping out your dusty old lamp shade for a pendant, or if your budget is really tight, something like a Chinese lantern shade will make your living room seem more interesting and look more expensive if only because it’s new and fresh.
Of course, it is possible to make your living room look more expensive without actually buying anything, well apart from a few cleaning products, perhaps.If you give your living room a really deep clean, focusing particularly on carpets and furniture, the place will come up looking brand new, and you’ll struggle to recognise the place.
Taking a leaf out of The Minimalists book and getting rid of your clutter is another great way to make your home look more expensive without spending a single penny. The less cluttered a home is, the more clean, sophisticated, and pricey it looks, so give it a try.
With a few simple changes and a little elbow grease, you really can, as you can see, transform your living room from shabby to chic.