After a few years, the original design of your room may start to fade and you could find yourself wanting something newer or different. The only problem is, that kind of makeover tends to cost a lot of money. But, just like the saying “there is a key for every lock”, there are solutions to this particular problem.
Lately, minimalism has been rapidly gaining recognition as a viable design option. One word that has been associated with minimalism is “boring”. However, when done right, minimalism can be a very attractive design option.
Move Your Furniture Around
Purchasing new furniture will certainly give your living room a new look, although, if you’re a minimalist on a budget, it may not be much of an option. A really cool alternative to getting new furniture is to reorganize the furniture in your living room.
Changing the positions of all or most of the furniture will give your living room a completely new look. Furthermore, you don’t have to spend a penny to achieve this.
Painting Can Work Wonders
Painting is a very cost-friendly way to upgrade the look of your living room when you’re on a budget. Old, faded painting on the walls of your living room can make the space look very dull. Changing the color on the walls entirely or using the same color in new ways can go a long way to give the room a positive glow. For a relatively small price, you can be on your way to giving your living room a pleasant make-over.
Cover up Your Old Sofas
Sofas tend to see a lot of action i.e. someone is almost always seating on them. That constant wear can make the sofas look old and ugly even though they are still structurally sound. The result is that you end up with good sofas that look like they have seen better days. What do you do?
You can use slipcovers to cover the sofas and restore their beauty, the covers also protect the sofas from further wear. Furthermore, you can get the slipcovers in various colors that complement your sofas’.
Shop at IKEA
In the event that you absolutely need a change of furniture in your living room, IKEA is a pocket-friendly choice. You can a wide range of high-quality products for very affordable prices.
Choose Your Furniture Wisely
Choosing the correct furniture is one of the most important factors that a minimalist who is on a budget has to consider. Every piece of furniture in your living room must have a clear and important purpose for being there, there can be no extras.
Plants have a way of bringing a room to life, literally. For a minimalist, plants can be used as a substitute for more expensive decorations, furthermore, they are relatively easier to acquire.
Plants can also purify the air in your apartment due to the production of oxygen during photosynthesis. There are several house plants that you can acquire to beautify your living room. The more plants you can acquire, the better your options for decoration.
Cover-up Blank Walls
In your quest to upgrade your living room, another minimalist idea that you can employ is to cover up your blank walls with fabric wall hangings. They are an awesome, but less expensive alternative to hanging up rare artworks, photos, and pictures. Did I mention that they can spruce up a room quite nicely?
Get Smaller Sized Furniture
Although you want to decorate your room as much as your budget will allow, it is also important to leave some neutral space in the room. You can get a set of smaller-sized furniture or swap out your old, larger ones for smaller-sized variations. They are less expensive and they don’t take up a lot of space in your living room.
Smaller-sized furniture is important to a minimalist’s lifestyle.
Get Secondhand Items
Sometimes, you don’t have to buy new furniture or other decorations for your living room when you can get secondhand versions of those items in very good conditions. You can save a lot more money by going for more secondhand items.
Revamping your living room can be a painless and inexpensive experience, you only need to possess the right information.