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Remodeling For Those on a Budget – Remodel Your Living Room For $1000 Or Less!

Posted on September 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Remodeling a living room can cost a substantial amount of money; today, many people just don’t have the budget for a complete remodel. If your living room needs a fresh new look but your financial situation prevents you from spending too much money, this article offers tips for giving the room an entirely appearance for $1000 or less.

Paint – A budget-friendly solution for many problems

Paint can cover a multitude of sins! If your walls are paneled and look like they came right out of the 60’s, paint can work miracles. You can paint directly over clean paneling, or remove it if you like. Use trendy shades such as peach, burnt orange or toast to warm up the room.

You may want to paint baseboards and trim a contrasting or complementary color to add depth and interest. Paint your ceiling a bright white to make the room look taller, or a darker shade to bring a tall ceiling down to size.

Paint can also be used to give your wood furniture a new look. Sand off the old stain or paint, add a new color and gently sand the edges for an antiqued appearance. Also consider giving your walls rich texture by using techniques such as rag-rolling and sponging.

A new floor doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Most people assume that putting a new floor covering in the living room will cost thousands of dollars, but that isn’t necessarily true. Today, you can have carpet or laminate flooring installed for approximately $2 per square foot. This means that if your living room is 300 square feet, you can have a brand new floor for about $600!

Laminate flooring is a project you can probably handle yourself, so you don’t pay for installation charges. Carpet is a bit trickier, and it’s probably best to leave the installation of carpet to the pros.

Lighting

Another bright idea for updating your living room is to install a new light fixture especially if you have only one in the ceiling as the main source of light. Replace it with a completely new light fixture, or consider placing a ceiling fan with lights to give the room a cozy, comfortable appeal. You can replace a light fixture or add a ceiling fan for about $100.

Window treatments make a world of difference

Have a large window in your living room that is your main source of natural light? If you have sheers, curtains or thick draperies hanging from the windows, consider a window treatment that is a bit more modern in appearance. A fabric valance with tassels that hang just over the top edge of the window adds modern appeal, and lets natural light flood the room!

These are just a few ideas for giving your living room an entirely new appeal without spending more than your budget will allow. Put these tips to work in your home, and your living room will look as though you’ve spent a fortune – only you will know the real truth!

Accessories For the Living Room

Posted on September 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

You can always make your living room look spectacular and provide the right atmosphere for family and friends relaxation. From the furniture to the decorative pieces, living room accessories are available for all types of house styles. Modern room accessories come in a variety of beautiful designs to choose from and you can always remodel the living room to give it a more modern look.

Some rooms look good with a combination of both traditional and modern accessories, and it all depends on how you mix them to blend well. The main thing is to make the room comfortable at the same time bringing out your taste and style. With a large room space, you can have as many accessories as you like as long as you don’t’ compromise on the remaining space. You don’t have to make it cluttered just because you want all your favorite furniture to fit in. If the room is small, minimize on the accessories.

Go for modern designs that are both simple and affordable if you are working on a tight budget. You can always get modern designs that are beautiful and cheap and these will still give your living room the modern look you want. Since you might be spending a lot of time in the room with family, make the furniture comfortable and consider the children if you have them. Children may want to play on top of the furniture hence get furniture that will be user friendly for them.

The living room may also be the place you have entertainment with your friends which means you should get accessories that will make this possible. Remember to make an entertainment centre when arranging your furniture which will include a TV, DVD players and more entertainment gear you can afford.

Living room furniture includes cabinets, coffee tables, end tables, sofas, side tables among others. Decorative room accessories such as picture frames and flower vases add to the ambience of the room so they should match the style and theme you have chosen for the living room. The living room floor should not be forgotten as it matters too to the general look of the place. You can decide to put rugs to cover the floor that will blend well with the furniture and other accessories. Make the lighting appropriate to bring out right atmosphere..

When you think of improving your room to get rid of that ordinary look, there are many home improvement companies that can help you get that look you want within just a short time. They can help you to choose a theme, arrange the house for you and even tell you the best furniture to buy. Decorating a place is not very easy and these companies can also do that in minutes. Remember that it is not always a must to get completely new living room accessories but you can rearrange the ones you have and get a few new ones to add.

Living Room Designs and Ideas For Your Studio Apartment

Posted on September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

Living in a studio apartment may limit you physically, but it doesn’t have to cramp your imagination. What you can or cannot do with your living room design is entirely in your hands. In fact, if you want to turn your living room into beach front property, that is entirely possible.

If you already have an aquarium, why not take advantage of that and turn it into a theme? A potted palm tree is surprisingly affordable and looks great inside. If you lay down a large section of artificial turf, the effect of the tree is enhanced ten-fold. A huge backdrop in the form of a beach painting will turn your studio apartment into a tropical hideaway. By the way, you don’t have to spend a thousand dollars at an art store for the painting. A search of the local thrift stores will usually turn up wonderful paintings, photos or prints for no more than twenty dollars. If you want to go all out on this beach theme, you may add a child’s tiny wading pool. Fill it a quarter-full with water and put play sand in the middle for a sandbar. Place a colorful pail of sand on top for an added touch.

One of the great things about living room design in a studio apartment is that if you can paint the apartment or wallpaper it in one day. If you are lucky enough to have hardwood floors, why not go for the Stockholm look? Paint three of the walls and the ceiling eggshell white. Apply a seal brown, or taupe-pattern of wallpaper to the fourth wall. Add curtains with a design similar to that of the wallpaper. A circular straw matt in the middle of the floor, and set off by a large floor vase of dried flowers will complete the look. By the way, this is an excellent design to use with a room divider.

In most cases, simple elegance is what gives an apartment studio a feeling of both charm and space. You can paint your central room old lace, and lay down a white sheepskin throw rug. A small, stately dining room set works well. You don’t have to buy a Hans Wegner set. A simple, well-polished oak table with matching chairs works just fine, especially if you top it with tall, white candles. A clock with Roman numerals works great in this setting, as does a stand with wildflowers.

Your studio apartment, if the living room design is done well, will be a place people want to visit. It doesn’t need to be a stopping off place for guests who wish to go elsewhere. By taking advantage of your creative side, your studio apartment may well be the envy of those with spacious houses and bigger budgets.

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