Indoor Decorating Projects Under $1000 - Living and Family Room Indoor Decorating Projects Under $1000 - Living and Family Room

A living room or family room is a place where a family comes together to do their daily activities or to lounge around and relax. However, spending too much time in the room can cause a person to notice the living room is bland, boring, and needs a makeover. A simple solution that won't cost a load of money is to change the look by changing the furniture around, adding color, changing blinds, shades or curtains, and adding few accessories here and there.

To enhance the colors of your walls or to create a style that will stand out, change your window curtains, shades, or blinds. A window treatment sets the mood, gives you extra privacy, provides character, and improves the look of a room. Blinds, shades, drapes and curtains all come in a variety of styles, sizes, materials, types and colors. Window treatments can be an inexpensive item depending on the size and style you want. The cost of curtains can range from $5 to $300. Shades can range from $5 to $120. Blinds can range from $5 to $150. For added savings and a unique style, you could even make your own.

Plants are another inexpensive way to improve on the decor of your living or family room. A plant provides color and style to your home and brings in nature's fresh air. Houseplants can be used in a variety of ways to add to your existing decorative style, create a new focal point, or emphasize a decorative element in your room. You can buy plants in various sizes, colors and species. Plants can be arranged as a group of the same species, from smallest to largest, by the different shades of green, etc. It's just a matter of personal choice.

Loveseats, club chairs, ottomans, wing chairs, recliners, and dining chairs can all benefit from slipcovers. Slipcovers come in various styles, patterns, fabrics, and textures that provide elegance at a low cost. Compared with reupholstering your furniture, which can cost lots of money and is permanent, slipcovers can be changed frequently to match any season or décor for a completely new look. Slipcovers also protect your sofas from a heavy traffic flow of guests, children and pets. They can cost from $35 to $860.

A daring, but also inexpensive, task is to paint your furniture. Painting your furniture to contrast or match your décor is something that you would need to be certain about. Depending on the type of furniture you have, it's best to research what paint would work well with it. Always read directions and make sure you prep before painting.

Wall lights or lamps can help you create the right ambiance for your living room within your budget. Simple, yet elegant, interior home lights can give a room warmth and coziness. There are different types of lighting to go for, such as ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Ambient, or general lighting, illuminates the whole room. Accent lighting is light that is focused and used to illuminate a sculpture, piece of art or architectural element in a room. Task lighting provides sufficient light to help you perform specific tasks, such as reading. You can add a couple of lamps around the room or on top of tables, or hang wall-mounted lights throughout the room to enhance the style of your living or family room. It all depends on your preference and budget.

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