Even if you think you don’t have enough money to redecorate your living room, the truth is you can find lots of cheap living room sets and many budget-friendly ideas. We’ll help you with a few smart suggestions on how to update your living room on a budget. Read on, and get creative with these cheap living room ideas!
1. Cheap living-room sets
To achieve a classy look for your living room even when you’re decorating or redecorating on a low budget, it is important that all the furniture looks as if it is part of the same set. That can not happen if you just shop for the cheapest find every here and there. The best chance you have to attain a chic homogeneous look is if you do your shopping mostly at the same store. You can find many budget-friendly living room furniture ideas on Amazon, Walmart, and other stores. Here are a few chic cheap living room sets under $500 you should look at for inspiration.
The “Small spaces” value bundle from Walmart, in customizable pieces and colors, is comfortable, cozy, and affordable too.
If you want to decorate your living room on a budget, remember that the most important furniture pieces are the couches and sofas. We like this versatile Coaster Home Furnishings Casual Corner, that will make any living room cozy and inviting. Another quality and affordable sofa and love-seat set is the Poundex F6904 Bobkona Windsor model, which fits wonderfully in small living-rooms. These are just a few cheap furniture ideas for living room. You can always find modern and elegant pieces of furniture at affordable prices. Happy shopping!
2. Cheap living room ideas: vintage finds
The vintage trend is currently all the rave, and for a good reason. One of the best cheap living room ideas is to add a few antiques here and there. Your living room decor will gain a depth of style that is hard to imitate. You can find elegant, old objects in your family’s basement, at second-hand shops or flea markets. However, if you want only new items in your home, you can still find new vintage-looking objects at affordable prices. They are just as beautiful, bringing that timeless feel and classical beauty to your living room.
You can choose a vintage rug, like the Safavieh Madison, or the Traditional Vintage Sunny Wildflower models. For your living room walls, you can search for a vintage clock. We particularly like this retro-styled, round clock for its nice details and beautiful colors. Depending on the style of your living room, you can also search for budget-friendly vintage posters, light bulbs, or tin signs.
To make sure you make the most out of the desired effect, never place the old or old-looking pieces in the margins of the room or in a secondary position. Such beautiful historic pieces belong in the center of the stage! Analyze your living room, and decide what you feel to be its focal point. Then place these vintage objects as close to this focal point as possible. Beautiful things deserve the full magic of spotlights, as the gorgeous Cinderellas that they are. Don’t give them any less!
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3. Budget-friendly living room decorating ideas: well-planned details
After you finish with placing the big furniture pieces and you’re happy enough with the current arrangement, think about adding those small details that will brighten up the room, and give it some extra class. If you managed to get a good find by browsing through cheap living room sets, and even if you’ve added a vintage piece or two, the room still risks to look a bit plain. These small finishing touches can be quite costly sometimes. However, we can give you a few tips to help you achieve a maximum impact with very little spending. There are two main tricks you can employ: pillows and paint. Your living room will look fresh, and carefully designed. Moreover, you will be able to easily change your living room decor every few months, as you fancy it.
You can use pretty decorative pillows, which are usually very affordable. Just place 5 or 6 of them on the couch and even on the floor (Turkish-style). The important rule to follow is that the pillows should all be of the same color. The color should be a rich and vivid one, for a dramatic effect that really resuscitates the room. The TangDepot Cotton Solid Throw Pillow Covers are of high quality, and available in a wide range of colors. Another great artifice is to add a splash or two of paint, in the same color as the couch pillows. You can paint a narrow vertical line on the wall behind the couch or sofa that hosts the pillows, or even get more creative than just a few lines.
If you keep your eyes open for some good quality cheap living rooms sets, and you also add a few extra touches of style, you should be able to affordably decorate your space as from the cover of a magazine. Class is not about how expensive your things are, but about simplicity and personal touches. Do you have other cheap living room ideas? Share them with us in the comment form below!