7 cheap and easy ways to give your living room a makeover

10 November, 2016

There are many ways to makeover a room on a budget, which is great for those who like to change and freshen things up in their home. Sometimes a few cheap and easy ideas are all it takes to lend new life and personality to your living room.

We’ve put together a list of 7 tips to show you how simple it is.

Create the illusion of space 

Simply adding a mirror onto a blank wall will open the room up giving the illusion of more space, creating a light and airy feel.

If you don’t have any room on your walls, mirrored photo frames, coasters or even a clear glass coffee table can also create a similar effect.

Get a throw

Is your sofa looking past it? Try getting a chic new throw to cover it – this will instantly give it a new lease of life. They’re also great for snuggling up with in the winter months – allowing you to turn the thermostat down a few degrees!

Make the most of accessories

If you think your living room has become tired, try replacing the cushions, adding candles, a rug, wall art and throws. It can really change things up.

If you’ve kept your colour scheme neutral, try adding one or two new coloured accessories to add personality to your room.

Add a house plant

Bring nature indoors with a house plant! This will add colour and texture to your room, whilst being surprisingly easy to maintain.

Not sure what plant to go with? Succulent plants in particular are a great option - they only need to be watered once a week and you can pick one up for a reasonable price.


This one’s for the hoarders out there. Window sills, coffee tables and side units are easy places to over clutter with your odd bits and bobs. Instead clear these areas and keep accessories to a minimum, with a single photo frame or candle to add a simplistic yet stylish touch.

Renew your curtains

Old fashioned curtains and netted blinds make living spaces look dated. Updating to a more neutral colour makes a room look more modern and clean – keep in mind you can now get thermal curtains which offer extra insulation to help keep out the cold in the in winter months (which saves having to turn up the thermostat!).

Rebecca looks after our social media channels, including Customer Care enquires, content and blogs. She’s a bit of a social media guru, and has been with the business since November 2014.

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