Mar 28

Top Ten Ways To Transform A Living Room On A Limited Budget!

Why should one even think about transforming a living room?

Simmons Upholstery Lattimer Living Room Collection

Because living rooms are often a popular place where family members connect and share meaningful and loving conversation. Secondly: it’s a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and snuggle up with a great book before a cozy fireplace or a waterfall.


Now if you’re considering transforming your living room, here are the top ten(10) things to transform your living room on a limited budget.

1. Add Lighting – this could create a cozy and inviting ambiance. Try layering the lighting using potlights, lamps and dimmer switches to control the different settings.

Danya B San Remo 1 Light Wall Sconce Birch Lane Linden Table Lamp Zipcode™ Design 62.8" Floor Lamp

2. Add Custom Cabinets Or Built-Inn – this could create room for storage and add architectural elegance. But having nice and clean cabinets or built-in isn’t enough. Fancy decorative hardware is like putting icing on a cake. Could you ever imagine attending a beautiful wedding and seeing a large cake without icing?

Coast to Coast Imports LLC European 2 Drawer 2 Door Cabinet


3. Add A Fireplace or Waterfall – if you live in an area with cooler climate add a fireplace. For warmer area a waterfall could make a living room a relaxing and tranquil oasis.

               Tranquil River (Centered In Base) - Clear Glass - Rustic Copper


4. Add Wainscoting – just by adding wainscoting could transform an ordinary living room into extra ordinary. This is also a well know home designer insider secret. Try it, you’ll love the results.

8 Linear ft. MDF Overlapping Wainscot Paneling Kit


5. Add Molding – crown molding added to ceilings could create the illusion of volume and definition to a room. An inside designer tip is to add molding around door arches and windows.



6. Add Window Treatment – having new window treatment is kind of like a bow on a gift. A nicely wrapped present without a bow, just doesn’t look that attractive.

Faux Silk Jacquard Curtains


7. Add French Door – if your living room provides the option, add an elegant French door, this separates rooms but allow lots of natural lighting to flood a room. The great news about French doors is its flexibility to open and close easily.

Signature Purity White French Linen Sheer Curtain


8. Paint – try using different colors between rooms or corners to add definition and character. Warm and cooler colors relaxes while bright vibrant colors infuses energy.


9. Change Baseboards – if you have two or three inches baseboards, try upgrading to four or five inches. This one small tip could make your floors and paint pop.

Monarch Specialties Inc. Etagere Plant Stand


8. New Flooring – last but certainly not least, no living room is ever complete without nice floors to match. Often homeowners make the common mistake of updating a living room but leaving the floors to save money. This is kind of like a beautiful young lady dressed nicely for a cocktail party and wearing an old gym shoes to save money. Doesn’t work, right?  For the extra investment, it’s well worth it. Just by adding new flooring could make a room appear clean and spacious. Whether you select carpet or wood really boils down to personal lifestyle preference and budget.

There you have it!

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~ As Always Best Of Luck and Love Always ~


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