Tired Lounge Update- On a Budget

Tired Lounge Update- On a Budget

The living room is a space where we spend so much of our free time, It’s a place to relax, host friends and spend time with family. If yours is looking a little worse for wear it could be time for a tired lounge update. Making your lounge beautiful doesn’t need to be expensive. Sometimes a lick of paint and some outdoor influences do the job perfectly. Here are some budget ideas to get the ball rolling. 

Tired Lounge Update: Paint the Walls

A fresh coat of paint can completely transform a room without spending much at all. Remove old fashioned, peeling or yellowing wallpaper and sand down all of the walls. Paint in a light neutral shade like white, cream or a very light grey to make the space feel bright and airy. To really give the space a fresh feel, use brilliant white gloss on doors and skirting boards to finish everything off. 

Tired Lounge Update: Think About The Flooring

If your flooring is in really bad condition, it can be worth taking up whatever is down and replacing it. Find a cheap carpet will make all the difference. Depending on the size of the room you might find a company who can sell you an off-cut big enough to cover the space. This will save you a fortune.  Otherwise, styles like loop pile and Berber are cheap and look smart even if they lack the plush, luxe feel of a more expensive cut pile style. If your flooring just needs a clean then you could hire a carpet cleaner, Rug Doctors can be rented for around £30 for a day and can revitalise old dirty carpets to look pretty much like new.

Tired Lounge Update: Update the Accessories

The accessories in a room really bring it to life, so simply adding some new pieces can reinvigorate it. Swapping round accessories is one of my favourite things! Search eBay, charity shops and places like Ikea or even pound shops have homeware items. Things like candles, frames, cushions and plants are a great way to bring in some personality while adding colour and texture. 

Tired Lounge Update: Get Crafty

There are lots of ways you can DIY your own decor, allowing you to save money. You could buy some chalk paint and paint your coffee table, tv stand and bookcase. Finish with some new hardware like drawer handles and/ or metal legs. Buy some fabric and make your own curtains and cushion covers. You could look at tiles for chimney breast and consider making a beautiful feature out of an ugly old fireplace. You could paint your own artwork or design your own prints for a gallery wall. There are plenty of ideas so get creative and have fun with it!

What are your top tips for a tired lounge update on a budget?

Bring Your Boring Bedroom to Life

Bring Your Boring Bedroom to Life

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Bedrooms tend to be the last room in a home that gets decorated. People are always more concerned about making sure the rooms visitors see are in order, so sometimes it can be a very long time before the bedrooms are touched. We are guilty of this! Then if there are children theirs are the next in line (yup) and by the time you get to your own bedroom, it can be outdated and boring. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary though, and there are some simple things you can do to make it a pleasant place to be.


Swap your boring ceiling fixture for something bold and exciting, and then if you get to do nothing else for a while, this will still make your room more interesting. You could even buy matching lamps for the modern bedside tables you have and then you have the choice of a low light or a brighter one. Just make sure that you choose lamps that complement the rest of the room.

Hang Some Art

If you have empty while walls stretching around your room, hang some art to add colour and fill that empty space. Most people seem to think that works of art are for the living room, but you can hang them anywhere in your home. You could buy some quite cheaply from a local market or gallery, or you could hang family photos instead.

Making a gallery wall is a good idea and one that will put many smiles on your face. Combining multiple pieces will produce immediate interest into your bedroom.

Update Your Boring Bedroom Bedding

If your bedding is as old as everything else in the room, it is time to update it. Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, and having good bed linen can make a huge difference. Of course, this is always a matter of personal choice, but you are bound to find something you like if you browse around a few stores. Just pick whatever style and colour you want, and then the rest of the room can be decorated around this.

Have The Right Flooring

When any room is being decorated, the flooring is often an afterthought that is forgotten until the very end. If you have plain wooden floors you need to add some vibrancy with rugs that will feel good to your feet as well as looking great. A strongly patterned or coloured rug makes a statement and says, “this bedroom is not boring anymore”.

Even if your floor is carpeted, there is no reason you cannot add a rug or two. Just steer clear of putting patterns on top of patterns, and at least one of them should be plain.

A Lick Of Paint

All this not-so boring bedroom needs now is a lick of paint, but perhaps you should do that first of all? It is just easier to bring everything together first and then you can decide what colour you want on the walls. When it is finished you could put some final touches such as some cushions on the bed, but it will not need much more to bring your boring bedroom to life.