We know that decorating a new space is a challenge, especially if you have a tight budget and have to parcel out purchases over time.
However, the plot thickens when you try to figure out which projects to put at the top of your to-do list. Creating your dream home is a real-life puzzle and figuring out which space to decorate first can be a complete headache.
But don't worry, we are here to help you. We have put together our top five tips on how to bring a living space like the living room to life, in a short time and without spending too much.
#one: Put on some art.
It doesn't matter if you take pictures from magazines, download digital files and print them yourself, or just hang up an entertaining photo or two – adding some art to your space gives it that personal touch and that dressing it needs. Try to choose things that have to do with your personal tastes and interests so that your living room represents you.
#two: Designate a bar area.
Decorating a corner of your living room with some of your favorite drinks and glasses will make your home look super organized and chic.
#3: Add an eye-catching rug.
A great rug doesn't have to cost a small fortune. You can find tons of affordable alternatives by window dressing everywhere and waiting for special sales. The rug you choose will lay the foundation for the rest of your living room, so look for a versatile one that can work well with various styles.
#4: Add green with houseplants.
It doesn't matter if you choose real or artificial, you can't go wrong when it comes to adding plants. Not only will they bring life and joy to your space, but you can mix several different types of sheets and play with the sizes too.
#5: Hang one or more mirrors.
In addition to looking glamorous, mirrors can help make your space look bigger. It's true that they aren't always cheap, but vintage stores may offer some cheaper options. Hang some on the wall or prop one up on a foyer table or ledge for an elegant touch.