Need A Change In Your Living Room? 2 Tips To Do It On A Budget And Still Make Big Changes

by Jenny Banks

If you are tired of the way your living room looks but it is not in your budget for a complete remodel, there are still some things you can do. You will not even have to pay a lot of money, and you will be amazed at how different your living room will look when you are finished. Keep reading to learn of two different ways you can change your home, so you can determine if this is something that would work well for you.

Use Window Shades

Using shades on your windows is one option you have. There are different types of shades you can choose including:

Pleated: Pleated shades have a fabric material and they fold as they are rolled up and down. You can choose from a variety of fabric colors and styles to match the décor of your home.

Cellular honeycomb: These shades are diamond shaped and generally made of a lightweight fabric material. You can find these shades in a wide variety of colors, and some of these shades can roll up from the bottom or roll down from the top.

Solar: If you want to have dimmed lights in your living room, solar shades are a good option for you. They will also protect your living room and you and your family members from UV rays. They generally roll up and down or side to side.

Roman: Roman shades are available in a wide variety of colors and are generally made of fabric. They have an accordion fold as they are moved up and they smooth out when they are down.

Visit a store that sells shades so you can see them first hand. This can help you determine what would look best in your home. For more information, contact local professionals like Draperies Etc By Pat Alechko.

Paint the Room

Panting a room is not difficult and paint is not expensive. If you currently have white walls in your living room, adding some color can make a big change. Choose shades of yellow-green, jade green, or turquoise for a sophisticated and cohesive look.

Choose natural colors, such as shades of tan and brown and add some muted shades of green and red. To brighten up your living room, choose from shades of greens or pinks or fuchsia and lime.

Visit a paint store and get several swatches to help you decide. Some paint stores will let you bring actual samples of paint home with you if they already have the paint color mixed up in their store. You could then paint something like an old board so you can see what the color would look like.

Adding shades and painting your living room is just to get you started. Continue making some other changes until you get your living room the way you want it to look.