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?