If you’re thinking about giving your home a new look this year, you’re not alone. According to a new study, the average Brit will redecorate their home 36 times in their lifetime. Moreover, over half of participants plan on giving their living spaces a makeover within the next 12 months.
Refreshing the look of your home can add value to your property, but it’s no secret that doing a complete home renovation can be quite costly, especially if you’re already on a tight budget to begin with. The good news is that you can upgrade your home without spending a fortune. By creating a stunning focal point in your living room, you get to add flair and style to one of the most commonly used areas in your home. Doing so also enables you to save money in the New Year. Here are a few inexpensive yet stylish ways to create a focal point in your living room.
Install an ethanol fireplace
Adding a wall or freestanding ethanol fireplace in your living room can add instant drama and style to your space. The great thing about this type of fireplace is that you don’t need to have a chimney as it doesn’t give off smoke or harmful fumes. Ethanol fireplaces are easy to install as they don’t need special tools to be installed, so you get to save money by doing the installation yourself. It’s also a fantastic way to upgrade a small space, so even a small living room can look stylish with the addition of this decorative element.
Add an accent wall
You can add instant drama to your living room by creating an accent wall. Pick a wall with no windows or doors as an accent wall looks best when it’s solid or without any lines or breaks. You can paint one wall in a bright colour such as hot pink or lime green to energise your living space. Make sure that the accent wall meshes well with existing décor. The best way to do this is to repeat one of the colours already present in your living room.
Display an eye-catching piece of artwork
Most of the time, all a room needs is one large piece of art to serve as a focal point. You don’t even need to spend a fortune to get your hands on a beautiful piece of artwork—you can get posters or vintage finds in flea markets to display in your living room. To make the most of your art, have it professionally framed and use lighting to illuminate your piece.
Creating a focal point in your living room is a brilliant way to add visual interest and style to your home. Follow these tips to upgrade the look of your space without breaking the bank.