While January may have you longing to makeover your home (new year, new look), it may also have you watching your wallet due to all your holiday spending. Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are seven ways to give your living room a makeover for less than $100.
Depending on the size of your living room, you may not be able to paint the entire room for less than $100. However, you can always paint a statement wall, freshen up the trim and window frames, give new life (and new colour) to a coffee table or TV stand and much, much more.
Pillows or Rug
Add a pop of colour to the living room with a new rug or some throw pillows or blankets. If you plan on painting a statement wall in the space, you can always bring your new pillows or rug into the hardware store. They’ll match the wall colour paint to your living room’s new accessories.
While most new light fixtures will cost more than $100, you can always switch out the lamp shade for less than that. Also, sometimes you can find a deal on lighting fixtures if you shop second hand. Changing the light bulbs to something more energy efficient is also a smart fix.
or storage bins to your living room can make it feel like an entirely new space, as it’ll be more organized and less cluttered. A few floating shelves, some fabric bins or a small side table shouldn’t cost you more than $100. Store books, movies, kids’ toys and more.
While most artwork will cost you more than $100, creating a gallery wall with family photographs and small prints or postcards you’ve acquired can be relatively inexpensive. Living rooms are also a great space to showcase non-traditional artwork. Think flags, horns or rugs.
A sure way to makeover your living room is to add some greenery. A few plants will add some colour and cost less than $100. When picking what to buy, remember to consider how much light the room gets, as well as the level of maintenance it requires. We all don’t have a green thumb.
One free way to makeover your living room is to work with what you got. Rearrange the furniture to create an entirely new layout and space. Also, think about what furniture you have in other rooms in your house. Perhaps your new shelving is currently in your bedroom or kitchen!