If you spend a lot of time reading interior design magazines or blogs, you’ll quickly notice a trend: Every room seems to contain thousands of dollars in furniture and art. But does it have to cost a fortune to create a beautiful home?
Absolutely not! In fact, you can transform any room with little more than a coat of paint and a few inexpensive accent pieces.
To get a sense of just how easy it is to go from messy to Martha Stewart, take a look at the following simple living-room transformations. Your friends will be amazed by your new low-cost luxury look.
Consider Your Colors
The first step toward creating a cohesive living room design is to choose a color palette for the space. If you prefer to do it on a budget, start by looking at which colors already dominate your home.
Usually you want at least one neutral, such as black, white, or tan, and at least one bright color that will draw the eye. Any new pieces or paint will then make use of this color palette.