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If you are trying to change the look of your property but there’s not much money to go around you’ve got to do one room at a time. But the question is which one do you do first? When you are trying to transform the feel of a space you’ve got to look at the rooms where you spend the most time. If you and the family spend a lot of time in front of the television the living room can be transformed in so many different ways to alter the feel of the space that you can do it for relatively little cost.
Change The Focal Point
For most people, the focal point in the living room is either the couch or the television. By swapping things around you are changing the layout which gives you a completely different feel. You can naturally invest in a new sofa which can help to dictate a new direction, style-wise. If you’re looking to create something a bit more classical there are furniture builders like Old Charm Furniture that get inspired by the Tudor and Elizabethan era. Incorporating something historical into your living room can inspire you to go in a completely new direction. Once you start to change the focal point you make the space feel completely different.
Incorporate A Gallery Wall
If your living room is full of blank spaces a quick way to inject it with personality is to add a gallery wall. It can become a new focal point but it’s also the perfect opportunity to use old photos and prints, giving your space a contemporary feel while still being homely. If there is a blank wall going spare and you want to inject more of your style and personality, all you need to do is add a few photo frames. If you want to get some inspiration as to what it would look like there are websites like Art Steps that can help you to arrange your prints on a virtual gallery wall so you can see how it will look.
Change The Floor
If you are struggling to make a massive change to your living room but you don’t have much money you’ve got to concentrate your efforts on the floor! If you’ve got carpet ripping it up can easily transform the space. And you can very easily get laminate flooring that slots together meaning that it won’t take long to lay down. Or if you’ve got rustic floorboards underneath the carpet you can paint these over the course of the weekend with minimal cost. At the moment, a rustic look is very popular and if you don’t want to change your living room around but make it look different this is the best approach.
Shaking up your living room can make the space and the house feel completely different. But when we don’t have much money and we’ve got to prioritise our renovations we’ve got to go for the room where we spend the most time. Renovating a property can take a long time but when you’ve only got a weekend, trying these options can make a big difference.