How To Update Your Living Room On A Budget

Are you looking for living room inspiration on a budget?

Designing a new living room can get out of hand (you’ll probably spend more than you expect). But, we’re here to give you fresh and affordable ideas without you having to spend a ton. 

From fabulous flooring to painting your old furniture, there are plenty of DIY hacks you can use to revamp your living room. So, let’s take a look! 


If you’re planning on giving your floor a new life, we recommend choosing laminate flooring or vinyl floor tiles. Not only do they come in a wide range of colours and designs, but they are also water-resistant, scratch-resistant, durable and affordable. Luxury vinyl tiles come with a click hiring a professional. It will save you tonnes of money while gaining some DIY experience. 


If your walls are a little bare, consider dressing them with fabric tapestries and artwork. They are an affordable and quick way to update your standard blank wall, and they even add a bit of boho flair. If you have prints you haven’t managed to put up yet, consider buying some cheap frames and spray painting them in gold. It’ll definitely give your living room the wow factor

Plants plants plants! 

Plants are an easy way to add character and life to your home without breaking the bank. You can pick affordable plants at your local supermarket or garden centre. If you’re a bit rubbish at remembering to water plants, consider buying fake ones. It’s hard to tell the difference! 

The power of paint 

One of the easiest and affordable ideas to decorate on a budget is to paint your walls. Want to make a statement? Consider painting one wall a bright colour. It’ll be the first thing your guests will notice when they walk in! You can buy paint for as little as £14 from Wickes. You can also paint your old furniture to give it a new lease of life. And if you don’t want to spend money on this, order free paint samples. Maybe an ombre effect on a chest of drawers? 

We hope you enjoyed these cheap and cheerful ways to update your living room on a budget. What are your ideas? Let us know in the comments below!