The living room has become a space where we do more than just relax. It may double up as your home office, workout area and even a place to entertain friends. If it hasn’t had an update for a few years, now is the time to make some changes.

If you’ve got spare cash, you can get decorators in. But if not don’t panic, it’s totally possible to modernise your living room on a budget. Let’s take a look at some easy DIY ideas to make your living room more modern.

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Freshen Up the Paint Work

When did you last paint the living room? If you can’t answer that question, the best place to start is a fresh coat of wall paint. Painting your walls is a budget friendly way to make a noticeable difference. If you don’t have much time, why not paint a single feature wall?

Try a New Décor Trend

Out with the old and in with the new. Give your living room a modern look with a new, on-trend look. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune – you can rummage second hand shops for items and re-purpose old pieces of furniture to give it a new style. Emerging trends in 2021 are; rustic Vogue (cottage with a modern twist) and contemporary country (muted tones with characterful prints).

Switch Up Accent Pieces

This is another easy way to refresh your living room. It’s likely you already have a rug, cushions, wall art and other signature pieces that tie together? If you do, you can swap these up with a new modern accent colour or pattern. If you don’t, grab new small items that have one colour tying them all together.

Mix Things Up with New Blinds

New custom blinds can make a living room feel cosy and complete. The right ones also give your room a contemporary style. If you don’t have much cash to spare, buy cheap blinds online from Affordable Shutters. While neutral coloured blinds are a favourite choice for many, experiment with a strong colour which really makes a statement.

Make a Wall Pop with Unique Wall Art

Beautiful, modern wall art can add that touch of pizazz you’re looking for. Create a feature wall with a mix of contemporary prints. Or go minimal with one eye-popping picture on each wall. For something truly different, prop an oversized picture on the floor against a wall. This creates a sculptural feel which you just can’t recreate with art hung on a wall.

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