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Living Room Ideas On a Budget

Decorating any small room can be dificult. Coming up with living room ideas on a budget can be a special challenge.  Here are a few pointers to help you create a great living room, a space where friends and family love to gather for just about any occasion. 

When decorating a living room on a budget, consider these tips and tricks for making the most of your space.

1. Buy a Neutral Couch

Lauren Sofa

When decorating your living room on a budget, tones are an imperative.  Instead of buying a couch in a dark or trendy color, stick with some neutral. You can always spice it up with colorful pillows or a patterned accent chair, but a neutral couch will help your small living room appear brighter and less cluttered. 

For an affordable couch option, check out the Lauren Sofa from Bassett (pictured above). 

2. Buy Multi-Functional Furniture

Allure storage ottoman from Bassett Furniture

When furniture shoppers discuss living room ideas on a budget, multi-functional peices often get overlooked. Don't fall into this trap. Choose furniture pieces carefully that are both beautiful and multi-functional to save space. 

Consider buying an ottoman that serves as a storage space rather than an ottoman as well as an additional cabinet or shelf space. If you are looking for an entertainment center, console or credenza, make sure you find one with plenty of drawers or cabinets for ample storage. Of all the living room ideas on a budget, this may be the one that most effectively combines class and practicality best.

The idea is to make storage look invisible and to lighten and brighten your space—as you might do in a one-bedroom studio apartment.

3. Decorate with Furniture You Already Have

Sometimes you can redecorate without having to spend a ton of money at the store. The trick is to buy a few high-quality pieces that will last a long time, then save money by repurposing other items you already own. For example, you can try repurposing an old nightstand into a new end table, and then turning a chair you no longer use into an eclectic nightstand. 

4. The Most Cost Effective Living Room Idea On a Budget: Mirrors

Bassett Furniture Living Room

When buying all new furniture is out of the question, consider how you can brighten your space and best utilize mirrors to create the illusion of more room.

Adding decorative mirrors not only dresses up surrounding repurposed furniture, but they can work wonders in your small living room to create the light, airy look you've been searching for—all for a much more affordable price.

Shop Living Room Furniture from Bassett

With Bassett Furniture, decorating a small living room on a budget is easy. Browse our entire furniture collection to find more pieces for your home that you'll love. 

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