5 Affordable Ways To Enhance Your Living Space

Spending time inside with our loved ones during the colder months is something we look forward to each year. Last year left many of us isolated and lonely over the festive season, but 2021 is set to be a little different.

Planning our holidays, especially if we are hosting them, can be a stressful time. Take the stress out of your planning by ensuring that your living room will have everything that you need for this holiday season.

Here are five simple ways that you can enhance your living space quickly, and they won’t break the bank either.

1. Rug

Rugs add effortless texture to a room, and they help to define zones within that space. Add warmth to your living room by adding a rug in your favorite design – just make sure that you measure the area beforehand.

If your rug is too small, you risk throwing off the entire feel of the room. Consider the foot traffic of your living room and purchase a rug that will be durable enough to withstand it. Organic materials like woven jute are super popular style choices at the moment.

2. Lighting

Lighting, if used correctly, can be a massive influence on the mood of your design space. Create a dramatic atmosphere and draw attention to architectural features by using well-placed lights in a DIY project.

For a cozy glow, living rooms are best suited to using a table or floor lamp. That will depend on the height of your ceiling, as well as the overall style of your room.

3. Comfortable Seating

Nothing ruins the look of a living room like a tired, faded sofa in the middle of the room – particularly if it is disguised poorly under an outdated throw. Choose a new sofa, like a comfortable leather reclining sectional, and allow you and your guests to sink into a cozy spot for the evening.

When choosing a color, pay attention to the existing look of the room. Be careful when mixing and matching design styles; overdoing this could create a messy, mismatched look. But, if you get it right, the space will look unique and inspiring. 

4. New Décor

Decorating a large living room can be a daunting task, that is true. Before you go out and buy a mixed bag of décor pieces, consider what your intentions are. Place décor items in spaces that fit them, like over fireplaces or on built-in shelving.

Establish the style of your living room and buy décor items to make the most of your living space. Keep personal trinkets to a minimum. That doesn’t mean you cannot display family photos, just be careful that it doesn’t feel like a shrine. Hand-painted kid art is usually kept out of the living room and displayed on the fridge in the kitchen. However, there are elegant ways to incorporate it in your living room design that could add a creative, personal touch.

5. A Coat Of Paint

Nothing adds life to a space quite like a fresh coat of paint. Choose a color that speaks to your soul, that way you won’t regret your choice. If you’re new to interior design, choose a color from a neutral palette – you can’t go wrong with understated beauty.

Try to avoid the extreme ends of the spectrum for each color, nothing too light and nothing too dark – choose a color that is just right. Don’t be nervous, you can’t go wrong if you love each of your new choices.

About Sherrie W.

Sherrie is a part-time contributor to All the Frugal Ladies. She currently works for a small publishing firm in Sydney and enjoys writing about her frugal (and not so frugal) life experiences and lessons learned along the way :)

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