3 Chic Living Room Upgrades Under $150

Decorating and furnishing a home can dig very deep into your wallet. You want a much-needed makeover, but you don’t want to break the bank. Check out these chic decor ideas under $150 that will upgrade your living room.

Ottoman ready

An ottoman alone can cost a pretty penny! Save your coins by making your own.

Living room decor inspiration. Retrieved Junly 5, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492440540486799249/
Living room decor inspiration. Retrieved Junly 5, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492440540486799249/

Things you will need:

Fabric
Needle and Thread
Bench or Ottoman
Area Rug
Wood Staple Gun
Pins

Step 1: Measure and cut out your fabric of choice to fit over your bench.
Step 2: Place the fabric over the bench and pin the fabric in place.
Step 3: Staple the fabric underneath the table.
Step 4: Take the remaining fabric and fold it in half. Take your old throw pillows and place the fabric over the pillow. Make sure the fabric covers both front and back of the old throw pillow.
Step 5: Sew the perimeter of the throw pillow.
Step 6: Repeat steps four through five.
Step 7: Place your area rug in your desired location and then place the bench over it.

Curtain call

This DIY is less than 60 bucks and can be a great focal point in your living room; curtains! Add some curtains to make your room more elegant.

Using curtains as a focal point for the room. Retrieved July 5, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/51017408257801101/
Using curtains as a focal point for the room. Retrieved July 5, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/51017408257801101/

Things you will need:

1 Curtain Rod
1 Curtain Pole
6 Sheer Panels

Step 1: Place curtain rods in the desired location. Curtains can hang over windows or a sliding door to give your home a more elegant appeal.
Step 2: Insert sheer panels on the rod.
Step 3: Insert the top layer of sheer panels and tie back the two sides.

Wall paint

Are your walls boringly plain? Change the wall color! There are so many painting ideas that can give your room some extra flavor. Add some color to your neutrals and prints.

Neutral block stripes wall paint. Retrieved July 5, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/222646775303167490/
Neutral block stripes wall paint. Retrieved July 5, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/222646775303167490/

Things you will need:

Blue painters tape
Paint
Paint brush

Step 1: Place tape on your wall around your living room, making sure to place enough tape to make a block going around the room.
Step 2: Paint inside the tape.
Step 3: Once the wall is dry, add another coat.
Step 4: Add finisher and let dry
Step 5: Remove tape and hang wall decor back up.

So who said you couldn’t have your dream display room without spending a lot of money? The best part is that you can save money by remodeling your old furniture and making it BRAND NEW!

Written By: Johnakeshia Thompson, Modern Domestic, Staff Writer.

 

 

 

 

 

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