Friday, April 4, 2014
Having a stylish home is a dream for many homeowners. However, a common hindrance that prevents them from getting their wish is their budget. Luxurious materials add a different level of style to a home but may also be expensive. For those on a budget, it’s best to work with what you have - adding inexpensive but classic touches to your home.
The living room is a place where beautiful style and décor can be appreciated, as this is where you typically entertain guests and convene with family members. Here's how to pull off stylish interiors on a budget...
1. Rearrange furniture
Bring a different vibe to your living room by rearranging your furniture. A different furniture layout, perhaps at an angle, can create a new and interesting dimension. This will also work for homeowners on a tight budget - all you need is a bit of time and effort to rearrange your furniture.
2. Try a new color
Paint is one of the cheapest ways to change a room. Your color choice can bring a fresh new look to your living room so pick a color you love. Whether it’s your favorite color or a color that makes you feel relaxed, a hue that resonates with you will make for a great starting point.
3. Add accent pieces
Strategically invest in accent pieces. You don’t have to buy new furniture, lighting and accessories to make a space stylish. Rearrange your accessories and pick out one or two key pieces you’d like to change up. A traditional painting can be replaced with modern wall art, while elegant lighting fixtures may add instant style to a room. It’s best to select dramatic pieces, whether in scale, color or pattern, to add as design features.
4. Employ personal touches
Truly great homes have something of the homeowner’s personality in them. Bring out your collections or other personal items to display in the living room. This can be anything from a book, toy collection or souvenirs from travels. These personal items tell your story and are also great conversation starters.