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As the name suggests, a living room is where you spend the major portion of your time at home. This is where you relax, entertain, have coffee in the morning, and so on. In other words, your living room is an integral part of your home which needs to be organized properly. Now if you want to stylize your living space, there are a lot of ways you can do that. But with a pinched budget, it might get a little tricky. With thoughtful planning and thinking, you can actually decorate your living room without hurting your wallet, all the while keeping it beautifully tidy.

Here are some affordable decoration ideas and tweaks for your living room that you can apply without having to spend more than BDT 5000.

Making Changes

Before adding anything to your precious living space, take a step back and observe the room. See if rearranging the furniture can bring anything to the table. You don’t have to go with the traditional living room makeover with a coffee table in the middle, sofa against the wall and other mainstream decorative ideas. Get creative with the rearrangement. For example, you can make a partition with your sofa by placing it in the middle of the room or placing your rug off-centered. Also, see if you can borrow anything from other rooms that can help elevate the look and feel of your living room. 

Add Artwork

Add your artwork as the focal point of the room

Adding artwork to your space can dramatically change the vibe of the place. It can be anything from an installation to a piece of painting or even a showpiece. There is no need to spend a fortune on it though, you can easily find some decent looking artwork in any gift shop or other bargaining art shops under BDT 2500 or maybe even less. But keep in mind that overdoing can make it look odd. That means, don’t get carried away with artwork placement and put too many in one place. That will shift the focal point of the room and make it look cluttered.


A thoughtful paint job can help uplift the look and feel

The quickest way to give your room a makeover is to paint the entire room with confident brush strokes. This may not be the cheapest way to give your room a new look but you can paint some portion of the room or a single wall to make the difference. That way a liter of paint would be enough and total costing would not exceed BDT 3000. You can go either with dark or light color schemes to bring up the changes. If you are thinking about making your space look neat and polished then try using white as your interior color. Use different shades of the same color to add progressiveness to the decor. For example, if you paint your furniture white then use different shades of white to paint your wall to make it gradual. That way harnessing the power of paint will give your living room a sense of consistency that will only complement everything farther. Meaning, don’t underestimate the power of a paint job.

Add Greeneries

One of the cheapest ways to add change to a space is to add greenery

Greeneries can help your living room look more cohesive in a way that can make you feel closer to nature. Go to any plant nursery to purchase plants for your living room or go with artificial plants if you just want the look without the maintenance. Adding plants as a design element is one of the simplest ways to add diversity to your space without spending big. They add color, shape, and life to a space. So why not use them to make your living room zippier.

Update Cushions and Curtains

Cushions and long draperies can add a huge statement to your living room

Speaking of affordable decor ideas, try updating your cushions and curtains for that matter. These items can drastically change the vibe of the room; and that too within your budget. Cushions, for example, are one of the most versatile pieces of furnishing that can completely change the aesthetics of your living room. On the other hand, long curtains or tall drapes can also make a huge impact. They allow the options of room darkening and privacy.

Mix Up The Lighting

Changing the lighting can very smoothly help you bring the desired mood

What else can you do to change your living room’s look and feel? Mix up the lighting of your living room area. Changing the lighting can very smoothly help you bring the desired mood. Living room lighting is something that can be updated really quickly and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Try to avoid making your living room an over-lit theater by going for floor or table lamps at different heights.

Where to Find

You can find most of the items in New Market

You can find all of these useful items in various places in Dhaka. But if you wanna get most of these in one place, go to New Market, Gausia or Elephant Road. You will find all these at an affordable price. For paints and lighting go to your nearest local paint shops and light shops.

You can also find these in your local market but that may give you a hard time as these shops tend to be mostly scattered. And for plants, you will find plenty of nurseries at the roadside of Mirpur, Dhanmondi, Gulshan, and other areas.

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to decorating your living room within BDT 5000. These are some of the ideas to give you a head start. Try to integrate some of your ideas in addition to these. At the end of the day, it is your living room that you want to revamp.

Tell us your thoughts and ideas. What would you do to renovate your living room space? Hit us up in the comments section below.

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