In every household, be it in a single story house or a mansion, the living room is generally the main area of focus and is usually a little more elaborate than the rest of the house since it’s a somewhat public area for friends and family to gather. So, if you’re bored of your living room and feel like it could do with a revamp, then here are a few tips to help you decorate, without burning a hole through your pocket.
If your old furniture is of good quality and is still in good condition, don’t put it to waste and throw it away but spruce it up instead. Wooden furniture, especially oak and pine, can last a lifetime, so rub them down and give them a new coat of finish. Find out what type of finish goes with your furniture material and take a day off to deal with your chairs, tables, shelves and you would see a difference in your home already.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a completely new look, then look into trading your old furniture for new ones. There are quite a few shops that allow a trade, though they may give you a lesser value on your old items, but it does save on buying new furniture altogether. Before you look for your new living room sets, always have an idea of what you want first. Do you already have a theme or maybe a certain look you’re aiming for? If you do then that’s great because you’d be able to figure out from there, what sort of sets to invest in. If you’ve got no idea as to what sort of furniture you’d like, think about what style reflects your personality or what look you’d want your home to have. Go online and look for ideas if you’re still confused.
More often than not, when you look for furniture, you might tend to go to the big stores because they are well known and have got pretty much everything you want, but if you’re on a tight budget and want to get something not as common, why not try the little stores instead? The pieces would definitely be cheaper and just might find something unique and not mass produced items. Besides that, instead of buying a complete furniture set with that one odd chair you may not like or that stool you don’t quite fancy, why not buy your furniture in pieces? Hit the stores and do the math, if it’s cheaper to buy little odds and ends in a few shops, that go with that and create your own home, but if it’s cheaper to get a complete set, then scout around long enough till you eventually find something you really like and is worth the cost.
If brand new items still exceed your budget, don’t be ashamed to shop in bargain hunter stores, secondhand shops and vintage stores where you can find the most beautiful and exquisite home furniture!