Our living rooms are the place where all the fun happens… Where we play board games with the kids, set up the Christmas tree, have friends and fam over. So don’t you want to make it look a little special? Not in the way of formal living rooms back in the day, but as a “first impression” of the way you decorate your home? Try these living room decorating ideas, on a  budget! They will help you find easy ideas to decorate your living room space, without spending a lot of cash.




Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Bring Out The Colors: Changing the color scheme of a room is an easy and inexpensive method of redecorating it. Choose a color scheme that is different from what your living room was sporting earlier. In order to give your living room paint a professional feel, mix and match two or three colors, paint one wall a different color or use dark colors for accenting certain portions of the room.

Living room colors


Go Green: Bringing in plants into your living room adds both color and life to the room. Adding greens to a room always makes it look classy and cool. Buy a couple of potted plants and arrange them in a corner of the living room where there is some light. You can also keep your plants in a dark corner and hang a lamp on top. This will not only make sure that your plants live; it will also result in a beautiful corner arrangement.

Add Space: If you wish your living room was larger than what it currently is, but can do nothing much about it, then putting up a couple of mirrors on the wall is the next best thing to breaking down walls. Mirrors add an illusion of added space, and if you do it correctly, you might just end fooling yourself about the actual size of your living room.

Living room decorating


Cover Your Floors: Changing your dull or drab floor tiles or carpeting is an extremely expensive move. If you are fed up with your old floor, then buying carpets and multi colored rugs and placing them strategically across your living room will give your living room floor a new lease of life and color at a minimal cost. You can choose from a wide range of floor coverings depending on your budget and the theme of your living room.

Create Your Own Art: One of the cheapest methods of decorating your room is by using art work and decorative pieces that you have created yourself. Even if you are not very artistic, you can easily put together a collage of pictures, leaves or dry flowers that will look appealing once it is framed. You can also frame interesting pieces of fabrics or cushion covers to create a tapestry like wall hanging.

Fabric wall art


Add To Your Upholstery: While changing all the furniture in your living room, sofas, settees and chairs can be very costly, you can easily get the upholstery changed for a fraction of the price, and your sofas will once again start looking new. If you cannot find someone to do this for you, then you can shop around for throws, shawls and new cushion covers to give your seating space a new look for less.

Living room decorating

Be sure to also check out our post on our Boho Living Room Reveal!

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  1. Jennifer January 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Where did you get the mirrors from? I love them

  2. Megan Johnson January 28, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Where are the black mirrors from? Please email at meg524@hotmail.com

    1. Kathy Woodard February 8, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Sorry Megan, we don’t know where the mirrors are from.

  3. Laurie Hausner July 3, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    What is the blue / green wall paint, brand & color on ‘Create Your Own Art’ photo?

  4. Linda Hill December 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Love this and the white chair, too. Definitely doing this. Wish me luck!

  5. Joan Fricker March 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    where is the red strip red from?

    1. Joan Fricker March 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      rug not red

  6. Linda Crosby June 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    where are the floor lamp from?

  7. Cara @ Fashionably Frugal June 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I was really wanting to bring some new life to my living room, but don’t have any wiggle room in my budget. I am excited to try a few of these to bring some space and color.
    Thank you for sharing these!


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