Tired of how your living room looks but not looking to renovate big scale? Here’s how to update your space effectively without breaking the bank or even spending anything at all! All it takes is tweaking, tidying and editing what you currently have, and adding a few new pieces here and there if necessary:
1. Display souvenirs from your last vacation
Corral a bunch of trinkets you collected from your latest overseas trip and create a stylish vignette or display using a decorative tray or bowl. It’ll warm your heart whenever you see it, and can also work as a talking point for guests.
Try: White Terrazzo Tray, $39.80, from 3LittlePicks
2. Change cushions
This easy step yields big results. It’s so much easier to change what’s on your sofa rather than the entire sofa anyway, right?
Try: PENNINGGRAS cushion, $9.90, from IKEA
You’ll be surprised at what a bit of tidying up can do!
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Try: Hearts Copper Recycled Canvas Bucket, $18, from Naiise
4. Update wall art
How long has the framed piece been hanging on your wall? If you can’t remember, or if your answer is “since we moved in”, it’s time to refresh your wall. It’s so simple nowadays, as art prints are inexpensive and there are literally hundreds of designs to choose from.
Try: Mia abstract art print, $16, from Cluster-Cluster
5. Add greenery
Plants are a sure way to liven up your living room! Psst… if you’ve no time to maintain real plants, consider artificial ones as they don’t need maintenance.
See also: 5 Ways To Beautify Your Home With Plants
Clover tree, $11.90, from Comfort Design
6. Reorganise shelves and displays
You won’t even need to spend with this simple trick: Edit your display shelves by taking away things that a) don’t belong there, or b) are outdated and are there for the sake of it. Then, rearrange the remaining items and add on a couple of fresh, new pieces you already own.
See also: How To Glam Up Your Bookshelf
7. Rearrange your furniture
For a more dramatic overhaul that won’t cost you a cent, try changing the configuration of your living room furniture. You can shift the sofa around, move the coffee table from the centre to the side, the possibilities are endless!
For more home decor tips and ideas, read How To Decorate Your Home With Trendy Gold Accents, 7 Genius Ways To Make Your Home Look More Luxurious, Decor Trend: How To Brighten Up Your Home With Pastels and 10 Ways To Shape Up Your Home With Geometric Accents.