Gorgeous Living Room Design Tips on a Budget.

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We all want our house to be the best it can; we don’t all have the money to splash out on expensive interior design. With the lounge being one of the most used rooms in the house, we thought it would be a good idea to research some gorgeous design tips for those on a budget. Enjoy!

Walls and Floors

You don’t have to spend a fortune revamping your living room, as long as you focus on a few key areas. Just a lick of paint or deep carpet clean can help transform a weary looking lounge into an interior designer’s dream. The walls and floors of any room are the most prominent feature, so ensure they are looking sharp. You can use wall stickers and vinyl’s if you want to create something unique, without spending a fortune on paint. If you’re lucky enough to have wood flooring underneath the carpets then show it off! Pull up the carpet, sand the wooden flooring and then either varnish or paint, depending on your preference. One small change can make a big difference to your living room.

Quirky Furniture

There are some huge design trends for 2014, many of which feature some really cool and quirky furniture pieces. Vintage classics such as the Chesterfield Sofa are back in fashion, along with old luggage trunks and art deco lamps. You don’t have to spend a lot of money investing in some unique pieces for the lounge; go bargain hunting! Have a look through your local charity shops, boot fairs and jumble sales to see what you can get your hands on. If you’ve got a little more cash to splash then have a look through antique stores, as well. Don’t fill your living room with lots of little pieces, instead focus on one or two key items to show off your style.

Personal Touches

If you want to be on trend and sentimental, then you’re in luck! A huge interior design fashion, this year, is all about the personal touches, which makes your living room truly yours. The great thing about this trend is that you probably already have most of the things you need. Dig out old photographs from the attic and get them up in mismatched frames. Use a large, plain glass frame to show off photos, tickets and other sentimental items. We love being able to dig out our sentimental items when guests come round, so why not have them on display?

Upcycling

Last, but by no means least, is the upcycling trend. It started a few years back and has now become the hottest interior design trick. Got some old furniture you’re not keen on? Simply upcycle it! You can paint wooden furniture, reupholster cushions and use old nicknacks as multi-purpose items. There are a whole load of ideas for upcycling things online, most of which are quick, easy and cheap. You don’t need to have an expert knowledge in DIY to be able to learn many of the simple techniques that upcyclers use; sewing, sanding and painting tend to be the most common methods.

There’s something so refreshing about giving any room in the house a spruce up, especially a room that you spend a lot of time in. Gather your friends and family to give you a hand and your living room will look brand new in no time.

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43 thoughts on “Gorgeous Living Room Design Tips on a Budget.

  • February 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm
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    What a neat idea..I love this ! I need to get some projects done around my place

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  • February 9, 2014 at 10:50 am
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    I’ve never done upcycling before but it sounds like a smart way to go.

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  • February 9, 2014 at 8:42 am
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    Nice report. I’d love to do something new with our walls but am, I guess, afraid of color. Whenever we try new colors, we end up feeling closed in by it, and go back to variations of off white.

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  • February 9, 2014 at 7:46 am
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    I would love to have a Chesterfield!

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  • February 9, 2014 at 4:53 am
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    Wish I lived there. Great info.

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  • February 7, 2014 at 11:59 am
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    This reminds me that sanding my wooden floors is on my to do list.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 9:59 am
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    Thanks for these tips. I love upcycling furnishings.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm
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    Great tips! Thank you so much/

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  • February 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm
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    I really needed this- out living room is just okay. Serviceable but boring!

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  • February 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm
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    I am working on the personal touch in my apartment right now. We have nice furniture but it could be anyone’s really- it needs to say “me”

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  • February 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm
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    Beautiful! I love upcycling. We have been doing a lot of that over the past few years.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 3:49 pm
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    Quirky furniture changes the whole feel of a space and is a great addition!

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  • February 1, 2014 at 9:58 am
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    Thanks for the tips! We need change! Big time… 😉

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  • January 31, 2014 at 11:25 pm
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    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  • January 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm
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    very nice design tips

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  • January 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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    I love all the design tips especially the up cycling part! Thank you!

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  • January 31, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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    Great tips! I like the Upcycling

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  • January 31, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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    Great design tips….thank you!

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  • January 31, 2014 at 11:54 am
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    Loved the tips for quirky furniture! The Chesterfield couch looks so rich and perfect for a lawyer’s or doctor’s office.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 9:46 am
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    I love the ideas for up cycling. I really enjoy it!

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  • January 31, 2014 at 8:23 am
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    wow these are great tips. My living room is so boring, I really need to spruce it up, thank you for the ideas.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 5:44 am
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    Some very good tips.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 12:08 am
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    I totally agree about the walls and floor tips.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm
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    Great tips…now to just find moola in my budget to redo

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  • January 30, 2014 at 9:04 pm
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    i have some quirky furniture in my small space

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  • January 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm
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    Great tips, I can’t wait until I have a place of my own to decorate!

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  • January 30, 2014 at 7:11 pm
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    wow, I love these tips. And the living room in the picture looks so inviting yet it doesn’t seem too out of price range either!

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  • January 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm
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    I always need help with decorating. These are great tips.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm
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    My mom would love this design. It’s beautiful.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm
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    I love the idea of upcycling – great way to use old stuff.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 5:27 am
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    I love the tip about upcycling! There are so many things that can be repurposed.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 12:40 am
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    Very relaxing design of the living room away from the city. So nice to have a living room like that with an overlook.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm
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    Wow thanks for the great tips I love the picture so pretty.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm
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    I’ve been meaning to freshen up the walls and floors but can’t see myself spending tons of money on paint. These are great tips!

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  • January 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm
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    I like the design tips. sometimes upcycling is a great option.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm
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    I love all the design tips especially the up cycling part! Thank you!

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  • January 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm
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    I love all the design tips. I know design can change a way the room feels and it can be done several different ways.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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    Love the tip for getting the old pics out, we need to do this one ourselves.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm
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    I’ve been needing to redesign the living area of the house, so these tips are perfect for me. But instead of deep cleaning the carpet, the entire thing needs ripped up! The previous owners did a number on them so yeah, no getting those stains out.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm
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    Great design tips. We’re working on putting together a design plan for our living room. I can’t wait until it’s done and everything works harmoniously!

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