Upgrading Your Living Room On A Limited Budget


If your living room is looking a bit outdated, you may be thinking of upgrading your furnishings to suit your modern style. If you have a small budget, you can still give your space the pizazz it needs without going broke. Here are a few ways to do this.

Move furniture around

Perhaps it's the placement of your living room furniture that makes you think it's time for an upgrade. Try moving your coffee table to a wall, or placing your television in a different corner. If arranging your furniture still leaves you wanting to update your room, you can assess whether new furnishings or just a few accessories are what you need to get the job done.

Add a conversation piece

A single furnishing added to your living room can make a huge difference. Consider adding a steel coffee table, barn wood bookshelf, or even a cuckoo clock to your space to give it a small upgrade. You can browse through your local thrift stores, flea markets, or even garage sales to find a superb conversation piece to add to your living room.

Buy display furniture

Your local furniture store may be willing to part with their display furniture for a discount you can afford. Ask a manager or sales associate if you can buy living room furniture pieces they have on display. If this is not an option, see if any returned or slightly damaged merchandise is available so you can upgrade couches, chairs, and other pricier furnishings without compromising your budget. Some furniture stores are even willing to put you on a payment plan so you don't have to pay for your new furnishings upfront.

Think about accessories

Your current living room furniture may need a few accessories to give it a modern touch. Your local furniture store has excellent lamps, mirrors, throws, and couch pillows that you can purchase to give your living room the pizazz it needs. If you just want to add a pop of color, buy a patterned rug in stripes or floral patterns, or add sheer drapes to your current curtains. Accessories can go a long way to making your living room look brighter and more contemporary on any budget.

Upgrading your living room doesn't mean you have to replace all your furniture. Sometimes simply adding a conversation piece or a few accessories is all you need. No matter what your budget is, you can make your living room look bright and engaging again without spending all your money. Check out furniture retailers like Thomas Everett Fine Furniture to get started.


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