4 affordable ways of brightening up your living room

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Interior design is something that a lot of homeowners tend to feel very passionate about. Unfortunately, if you’re on a bit of a budget, interior design can get a little expensive. We all want our homes to look as exciting, as luxurious, and as visually impressive as possible. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, not all of us have the ability to use expensive wallpaper, lavish paint, solid oak furniture, designer upholstery, and Egyptian cotton carpets to decorate our homes. Ok, that is perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, as you certainly do not need any of those things to make your home look lovely, but interior design can get pricey. If you’re simply looking to brighten up your living room however, you can actually do so very cheaply, in a number of ways. Here’s a look at 4 great ideas.



Decorative art posters look absolutely fantastic when framed and hung on walls, and best of all is the fact that they are very affordable. A wall poster costs a fraction of the price associated with a painting, and it looks just as good, if not better. You can go with poster art prints, posters depicting scenes in nature, posters showcasing urban environments, motivational posters, and much more besides. To brighten up your room, go with posters with bright, vibrant, and bold colours, as they will really work well with neutral wall colours such as creams and whites.


Artificial flowers

Ideally we would have a huge vase of decorative real flowers on display every day of the week, but unfortunately flowers lose their colour and eventually die after a few days. Replacing them therefore, can be very expensive. With artificial flowers however, this needn’t be a problem. Artificial flowers are not alive, so they can never wilt, never lose their shape, and never die. If you go with colourful and vibrant artificial flowers, they help to add colour and brightness to any room, and they look absolutely stunning and lifelike in the process.


Cushions and throws

If your living room is lacking a little character, and is perhaps a little dull, why not brighten it up with bright colours and throws instead? Your sofa, for example, can be brought to life with bright cushions and throws, that really contrast the other colours of the room. What’s more, if you make use of decorative wall posters, you can mix and match the poster with your cushions and throws, so that you get a unique and vibrant colour scheme throughout.



Finally, rather than replacing your entire flooring with something brighter, why not replace the rug instead? A rug works very well as a centrepiece in any living room, especially underneath a coffee table. You can go with patterned rugs, plain rugs, neutral rugs, or bright and vibrant rugs. If you match the colour scheme of your rugs, posters, flowers, cushions, and throws, your entire room can be brought to life, without you having to spend very much at all.

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