How to Decorate your Living Room on a Budget

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For a lot of people, their living room is the one area of their home that gets the most use, and it is often the first room that visitors to their home will see. This is why a lot of people are constantly looking at ways in which they can freshen up the look of their living room on a regular basis.

With money tight for a lot of people right now, decorating a living room on a budget has become something of a necessity, and in this article, we will take you through some of the ways in which you can spruce up your staid and tired old living space, and give it a fresh new look.


Bare floors and can’t afford to fit carpet? The answer to this problem is to use large rugs. Rugs can really brighten up a living space, especially if your living room is on the large side. Rugs look especially great when placed on to hardwood flooring, and they can define each area of your living room.

Wall Art

Walls can be spruced up with a lick of paint, however, minor adjustments such as adding wall art and mirrors can really make a difference here, as can clocks. A really nice wall mounted clock or even a grandfather clock can really add character to a living room.


A small change in the way in which you light a room can make a massive difference, and just by making changes to the lampshades, or the position of freestanding lamps can make a lot of difference to the mood of the room. Candles can also make a big difference to a living room by giving it much more individuality and character.

Focal Points

All well designed rooms have a focal point, whether it is a Victorian looking fire surround and hearth, to having a large picture window. If your living room does not already have a focal point then you can easily make one by simply adding something of interest, such as an old cast iron stove or ornament, something that has character and can be a talking point.


As you can see, there are a number of ways in which you can transform the look and feel of your living room, without the need to buy expensive furniture, and just a few simple cosmetic changes can make all the difference.