What to Do to Change Your Living Room With Limited Funds

Revamping your living room might have the place that’s quite high on your priority list, yet, you just can’t seem to get around to do so, due to the belief that you just can’t afford it.

The main reason for this false presumption lies in the fact that people believe that in order to change their living room they have to do something drastic like replace their flooring with hardwood or change all of their furniture.

Fortunately, with a smart choice here and there, it’s quite possible for one to revamp their living space on a tight budget. Here are six tips to help you out.

Changing Your Living Room 1. Rearranging furniture

The first thing you can do on a tight budget is to rearrange your furniture in a manner that will give the place a new layout. This is the simplest way to revamp your living space without having to spend a single dollar on this project.

Keep in mind, however, that you’re not reshaping the place for the sake of visuals but functionality, as well, which means that you can’t just start shifting things on random.

Focal points and pathways still need to be set in order for this project to have maximum efficiency. Other than this, you can try removing some of the items from your living room and bringing in something from the storage (basement or attic).

2. Personalizing and accessorizing the space

The next thing you need to do is try and personalize the space. What you want to achieve here is show that there’s a family living in this home, which means that you should start with personal mementos like souvenirs from family holidays and family photographs.

Other than this, you need to allow every single inhabitant to add an item that they hold dear to the place. Now, we’re not suggesting that you should allow one family member to choose a sofa and someone else gets to choose the coffee table. Everyone gets a minor accessory so that you still have the room to decide on the theme and the style of the design.

3. Improving your lighting structure

Another important thing you need to keep in mind is the fact that the light within the place makes a difference when it comes to the overall impression that you get of it. The influx of natural light is something that is supposed to depend on the structure of your home, the size of your windows and the orientation of the property.

Sure, there are some methods like skylights that could improve the influx of light a bit, yet, the cost of such a project might not be worth it. On the other hand, if you wanted to make the room a tad darker, you could explore blinds and curtains options that you can use. Heavy curtains with a suitable texture can do wonders for the overall visuals of your home’s interior, as well.

You might even want to go with some Eco-friendly options in lighting that could help provide more warmth to the room.

4. A new entertainment system

The next thing you need to consider is the importance of installing a new entertainment system. A TV is usually a focal point of an Australian household just like it is in the US. The importance of this concept doesn’t vary between states, which is why it’s so important, both in NSW and South Australia, that you figure out a way around this.

Fortunately, nowadays is easy to find quality TV installation in Adelaide which can help you out even with the most difficult of wall mounts.

5. Decorate with plants

Another frugal innovation is using plants to freshen up your living space a bit. Not only does this improve the quality of air in the room but it can also help reduce the temperature in a natural cost-free way, as well as make the place overall more pleasant to be at.

A recent study has shown that just looking at houseplants can help de-stress your home. As far as the choice of the houseplant in question, what you need to do is do a vetting process by looking at the plant’s appearance, as well as by learning about its properties.

Plants are living beings, which means that you’re virtually choosing a new roommate. Approach this trend with this same attentiveness and focus.

6. Play with the visual impression of the room’s size

There are a lot of people who aren’t happy with the size of the place and see it as the first thing they would change if they had the opportunity to do so. Fortunately, they can make the place appear visually smaller or larger at their own behest if they were only to apply a couple of simple tricks.

For instance, picking lower furniture can make the ceiling appear higher while picking a low-hanging chandelier or a pendant light can make it appear closer to the floor. Builders who are selling their model homes also use the trick of purchasing smaller furniture as a way to make rooms appear larger than they actually are.

Other than this, vertical and horizontal stripes create optical illusions, making the place appear higher/lower. Finally, the choice of the wall color can make this difference, as well.


As you can see, the majority of these remodeling ideas (if not all of them) are something that you can wrap up in a single day. This means that with a bit of budget restructuring, planning and some free time, you can have a completely new living room space by the end of this weekend.

Whether you already own a home or are intending to purchase one in the near future, you can use these tips to improve upon your main living area.

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Amelia Atkins


About the author: The above article on tips to revamp your living room space on a budget was written by Amelia Atkins. Amelia is an author at Smooth Decorator and a fresh architecture student. The love for architecture and design runs in her family. She knew what she wanted to do from a very young age. You can often find her with a notepad in hand, just looking at the clouds, dreaming about the next skyscraper.