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How To Design Your Living Room with Low Budget

Renovating your living room doesn’t have to mean a complete makeover. Without replacing major pieces of furniture or changing your entire decor, you can get inspiration from professional designers to make your space look its best.

If you are thinking of upgrading, renovating your old living room, or designing your new living room interior, then think of having a plan.

Unlike any entrepreneur wanting to start a business or any architecture wanting to construct a building the first thing to consider taking into your mind is to have a plan. Similarly wanting to renovate your old living room or designing and decorating your new living room interior you must have a plan in order to proceed further.

Sketch a plan that will not put you down when you are in the middle of something as this will also help you to limit your budget and your expense from any unnecessary cost that may pop in.

Advantage of having a Multipurpose Living Room

So you want to upgrade your old living room or decorate your new living room. First of all think of it’s use. Is it going to be just an ordinary living room, where you would be spending time with your family, watching TV, or your children would be playing games? Or is it going to be something more than your usual living room?

  • Nowadays people prefer to have a multipurpose living room to take advantage of its usage for both as a living room and workplace. Having a multipurpose living room will also allow you to use it for the purpose of working in an office environment with absolute privacy and luxury.
  • Built in units & equipment in your own multipurpose living room also expands its usage as a library making it a gorgeous masterpiece. Having a library included in your living room will let you relax reading newspapers and studying books in a sort of quiet environment that you would like to have for yourself and for your family.
  • You may also want to have a living room where you can invite your guests to have a nice weekend dinner with you and your family beside the fireplace and can also accommodate your guests to stay over the night. A multipurpose living room also gives you the opportunity to have a built in bar where you with your family and guests can have a nice time around enjoying some luxury wines with splendid spicy roasted goat & potatoes with cheese.


Do More Research to Avoid Unusual and Unnecessary Expenses

So now that you have sketched a plan it’s time to do some research.

One of the most important thing for decorating your living room interior or otherwise upgrading your old one is having knowledge through practical research that helps to take valuable decision before and during the time of renovation of the whole project.

Have a look around you while you may be enjoying a dinner out with your family in a restaurant with luxurious interior design and decoration or while you may be in a office that may have spend thousands of dollars on their interior decoration & use your imagination.  Of course Don’t forget to look around those colorful interior design magazines with gorgeous pictures.

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Planning a Budget for your Living Room

So now that you have done your research and made a plan make a budget of how much it’s actually going to cost you and how much you can actually afford to spend.

Planning a budget that you can’t really afford to spend will not work out. Make a plan through research on costs involved with prices for buying equipment and other costs involved with charges for hiring a interior designer consultant.

Don’t go for something that you can’t afford to have but rather go through your budget plan that can prove to be a valuable decision for you to avoid any unexpected expenses.

“Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have a tight decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways – even on a budget – that you can get the high-end look you dream of.”

Shelley Little,

Design and Decorate your Own Living Room

  • Design and decorate your own living room with your plan and budget using your imagination and research.
  • Use your imagination. You could be more creative in designing and decorating your own living room better than any other interior designer.
  • Remember that your ability to see your entire living room design before will ensure that the look and feel is perfect and fits your style as according to your need. 

How Classic Wainscoting can Make your Living Room Look Perfect

Classic wainscoting provides elegance as well as protects your walls which are much more durable than drywall or plaster. It also serves to protect your walls from damage. Wainscoting can be combined with various styles that would surely be suitable with your budget.

You can use the rich look of classic wainscoting as a decorative element to dramatically transform any room at your home. Classic gorgeous wainscoting turns an ordinary space into everyone’s favorite room in the house.



Traditional Waffle Ceilings can Change the Look into a Luxurious Workplace

Traditional waffle ceilings add dimension and character to any room. Waffle ceilings are affordable on nearly any budget and can be installed in any home with a beam or wood ceiling decoration. They are one of the best ways to add elegance and architectural interest to any room.

They can be custom designed to fit any space no matter the height or shape and they can be created with a wide range of materials and colors. The effect that these designs create adds interest and real value to your home.

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Give your walls a coat of paint

Paint is one of the most affordable ways to completely overhaul the look of your living room after a cheap move. Plus, it’s easy to apply. To spend less money, you can ask your friends and family to give you a hand in painting. It’s not only cost-effective, but it’s also a lot of fun. Try painting one wall a bright, vibrant color to draw attention to your room’s best qualities. If you want to make the entire area more comfortable, use a light color scheme.

You can also make the room appear larger by using a very light color. The décor alternatives for your living room are literally boundless! Purchasing tasteful artwork for your home can be quite expensive. For those with an artistic flair, however, beautifying your walls can be very inexpensive! Personalize your living room by painting a canvas and displaying it to the world. Canvases and paintings can be purchased at a bargain price at most art stores. Just take a look around the stores and compare prices.

Built in Wall Units can Make your Living Room Look Extraordinary

Classic archways decoration and wall units will transform a room into modern outlook. You can remodel your living room to its most attractive appearance with latest archway decoration.

With traditional archway panels, trim moldings and built in entertainment units decorations you can add an extra charm to your interior.


Give a second life to your sofa

The sofa is the centerpiece and sets the tone for the living room. If it’s slumped or worn out, give it a facelift with a new cover like the ones Bemz offers for IKEA sofas. Another option: a pretty linen sheet or a plaid to hide it. We also play with cushions. “This is a simple but effective trick.

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We can opt for models with strong patterns like Ikat or Wax fabric, very trendy at the moment. We also have fun changing them according to the seasons: washed linen or cotton in the summer, synthetic hair or velvet, more cozy, in the winter.

Take Expert Advice before you Decorate your Living Room

Don’t forget that you can make your living room more attractive and colorful with furniture’s, bright colors that you like, carpets, rugs and curtains, pictures and frames. Using your creative mind and imagination as well as your research and determination will make it an absolute gorgeous masterpiece.

Also remember that upgrading your old living room or decorating your new living room is a matter of time and investment and requires some sort of hiring professionals.  So don’t forget to take expert advice from experienced interior professionals who might be able to help you save money from unusual costs involved.


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