Your living room, no matter how big or small is, should strike the perfect balance between functional and beautiful (after all, it is the first room your guests see!). However, that doesn’t mean you need to go all bankrupt while decorating your living room. So, to help you out, we have come up with a step by step plan on where to spend and where to save while decorating your living room.
Where to Spend: A good quality sofa
Try not to hold back on a sofa. Yes, it will eat up most of your decor budget. However, since the sofa acts as an anchor for most of the living room whileit withstands your Netflix marathon, you need to forgive yourself for splurging on it. While picking a sofa, think of a timeless piece that will go with any and every sort of decor.
Upgrade Later: Wing Chair
Wing chair is all trending! However, that doesn’t mean you need to splurge on a brand new wing chair, right away. You can always find a vintage piece of your choice in a thrift store, and upgrade later.
Where to Spend: Table Lamp
A table lamp is a great way to add drama to your living room. Apart from making your home beautiful, table lamps are an incredible way to add task lighting next to the sitting area.
Upgrade Later: A Statement Ceiling Fixture
When running short on decor budget, skip the statement light fixture. You can always upgrade those boring tube lights into an exotic chandelier later on!
Where to Spend: A Beautiful Area Rug
Rugs are a great way to infuse style and define a space. So, when decorating your living room, ensure that you get a beautiful area rug that goes with the decor of the room. Do a little bit of research on the types and patterns of rugs that are in vogue, and decide on something.
Upgrade Later: Living Room Accessories
Since accessories are the most frequently changed items in the living room, it is always better not to invest much on them. And, since swapping small things like cushions, wall hangings, and other decorative elements is a great way to give your living room a quick makeover, it is always better to not spend a fortune on them, as you’ll replace them soon anyway.
Where to Spend: What You Love!
Living rooms are a definitive in-home-display for conversational pieces, so keep your eyes open to find that perfect statement piece that gets you going or an extravagant light fixture that just makes you happy.
Upgrade Later: Window Treatments
Curtain needs are based on trend and season. And since changing the curtain of the room can bring in a whole lot of difference in the interior, it is best that you don’t splurge on these beauties. You will find a lot of cheaper options in the local store or online that suit your budget, yet are in vogue!