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Livingroom Remodeling

Individuals who may want to change the look of a living room, the core of a living room or give a living room an uplifting look may choose to do so when finances are available. In fact, individuals may feel like they cannot properly redecorate or remodel a room without an extensive budget. This is a common misconception. Here are some living room remodeling ideas that can be done on a budget, during the weekend and can change the entire look of a room.

Paint

 

Some people may be surprised at how much a paint job can change the look of a room. When this article discusses painting a room it does not just referred to a solid coat of one color. There are several new paint techniques and ideas that can be done on a budget with little to no experience. In fact, some of these paint ideas are even removable. This is a great option for renters who are allowed to paint their home but can only paint a solid color. Choosing a solid color is quick and easy and takes less than $40 to do an entire room.

However, if you are a renter you can add removable vinyl decals to the finished paint job to add scroll work along the top border of the room, wording around the border of the room or even a nature scene along the walls. When you move you can simply remove the vinyl and a solid color is left behind. Textures, sponging and other techniques are also available for individuals who are allowed to paint in more than one solid color or who are homeowners and want to try something new. There are even paints by Ralph Lauren that offer a suede look and can change a room dramatically from a contemporary to a rustic look.

Decorations

 

Some homeowners and renters may be perfectly happy with the color of the walls but they just aren't happy with the look of the room. This is where decorations come in. Decorations can be easily removed when they become old or tiresome. Decor can be added and can be done on a budget to create an entirely different look. This new look can be created without ever changing a piece of the furniture. For example, let’s say that the decor for a living room is a mission style atmosphere. Without changing the furniture and by adding certain decorations such as different plants, different images and a different paint job the look and change from a mission style to a rustic style. It can even change to a modern style. This can all be done on a budget.

Repurposing, Up Cycling and Recycling

 

Everyone has items around their home that they are not using, are collecting dust and may not ever be used again. Individuals may have the plan of donating these items at some point and never get around to it. A concept and decorating on a budget and remodeling on a budget is to utilize these items, repurposed him or up cycle them. An example of this would be using an old wooden door to create a new and interesting coffee table. The doors repurposed and recycled which offers green living types to the room and changes the way the decor appears.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.