Style your lounge on a budget

Even if you love your lounge and its colours, a little refresh every now and again is a great way to breathe new life into your home. Be inspired by our simple lounge makeover ideas that are easy and cost effective. And if you can make big changes with a little purse it’s a Win! Win!

So, where do you start with the wow factor?

Add a splash of colour

Get handy with a paint brush. Just one wall, or a little alcove painted in a different colour will add heaps of impact. A pot of paint is pretty inexpensive and you don’t have to be Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen to make a good job of it. Choose a contrasting accent shade to compliment your scheme or go for similar hues in subtle tones. It’s easy, quick and gets great results.

 

Crazy about cushions and throws

If you choose an accent colour on the walls, why stop there? Cushions are a brilliant budget pinching way to spruce up a room and add a touch of luxury. Look at textures like cosy fur, sumptuous knits and crushed velvet. Stunning throws are another essential to have your sleeve. Mix and match them in you accent shade for a pop of colour without breaking the bank.

 

Fix up fab photos

Family pics arranged together are a vibrant way to wake up a room. They add a lovely talking point for visitors too so here’s some tips. Create a wall gallery of family shots. Use all the same frames at around 2 cm between each one to build a stunning wall of gorgeous memories. If a wall’s too much, how about buying postcards to pop in bigger frames and hang in threes for a punchy look.

Artfully done

If you love a bit of art, why not try your hand at creating your own abstract pieces? Throw them into similar frames and create a montage on the wall, or go straight for canvases for a more arty feel. You can even get the kids involved and pop their hand painted pics under glass for a professional look and super proud little ones.

 

Pop in a plant

The bright green flourish of a lovely plant brings colour and life to any space. Smaller plants look great in sets of three sitting on a coffee table. While corners of the room and a space in a bookcase are perfect places to add a fresh flourish. Don’t forget if you buy small plants, in no time they’ve grown into bigger focal points so you can get away without splashing out too much.

Re-arrange and revive

Sounds simple but a little switch round of the usual furniture in its usual places makes the whole room feel different. Move a bookcase, swap a coffee table, pinch a piece of furniture from another room and give it a bit of re-order. You can even tip a book case on its side, add a flat cushion on the top and make a seat.

 

Feel inspired? Get creative, check out magazines and search Pinterest. The ideas are out there and it doesn’t take much to achieve a great new look you’ll love. And if you fancy a little something new, why not take a look at our rugs, mirrors and dining chairs. You might see something that fits your lounge just right and puts a spring in your step.