Living Room

Inexpensive Ways to Decorate the Living Room

Living RoomLiving room is always the central part of every home where family spends most of their time, both with friends and among themselves. Therefore, it must be decorated in the appropriate way, so everyone would feel comfortable while spending time in it. Contrary to the popular belief, not every classy decoration requires tons of money. It can be achieved with numerous inexpensive alternatives.


Affordable, transformative, and easily applied, the paint is one of the cheapest and easiest options to switch up a room. Try colouring the walls, or updating furnishings. Paint can even refresh tired floors, and even display some interesting architectural features. It will instantly change the mood of the room, it will look fresh, and the best of all is that it does not require a lot of money.


DIY projects are the best inexpensive ways to decorate and more importantly, they will give you the satisfaction you actually made something on your own. Whether it is a quick pillow, or a shelf, or even a little decoration for your coffee table, it will refresh your room in a great way.

Re-arrange Furniture

Rearranging the furniture in the living room requires zero money spent, and it can be done very fast and easy. You just need a couple of men to help you move around the sofa, the armchairs and other heavy items. Try various combinations and see which one is the most suitable for the room. Putting the desk by the window, or maybe orient the sofa towards the fireplace would be a good idea. You can always repeat the process after a few months, and make some new changes if you become bored with this one.

Originality is Best

If you have travelled to many different countries or cities, and introduced with various cultures, it is always great to display souvenirs and items that represent these places. It will give the room a special touch. Display maps representing your favourite places or a photo collages featuring the travel. Moreover, a photo frame set with pictures of your nearest and dearest is also a great item to display on the living room wall. Additionally, painted letters that reference your initials or a familial surname is the unique item you could have in your living room.

Add some New Items

A new rug will immediately change the look of the room and bring out the best parts of the room. Furthermore, throw pillows would perfectly dress up neutral-coloured sofas. Finally, every room needs proper lighting. Therefore, look for designer lighting that will provide the sufficient amount of light to your living room.


Basement and attic are always filled with furniture you used to have in your room, and it became boring or outdated so you stored it away. Search through these places and you will certainly find some pieces that can be perfectly repurposed and refurbished to look like they have just been bought at the store. Design a rustic coffee table by cutting down a farm table’s legs. Furthermore, a vintage trunk is a great decorative item that can not only serve as storage for board games, but also provide seating. Additionally, wicker laundry baskets can serve as magazine holder.

Decorating on a budget is not as difficult as it may seem at first. The house is always filled with numerous items that can be rearranged, or remodelled and instantly turned into a new-looking décor. All you need is creativity and crafty hands. If you cannot come up with some original ideas, you can always incorporate some of our suggestions into your decoration and you will have a completely new living room, without having to spend lots of money.

Diana Smith

My name is Diana. I'm a full time mom of two beautiful girls simply in love with interior design and DIY projects. Since I spend a lot of time at home (especially in the kitchen) I always look for low cost ways to improve the space for me and my family. Sometimes is just a small change like colorful curtains or new sofa pillows and sometimes I try to find a good way to organize small space.