21 cheap but cheerful living room decor ideas

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When it comes to giving your living room a little decor boost, easy and cost-effective ideas are key! That's why we've taken a look at how fantastic interior designers add in a bucketload of serious style to their clients' spaces, without having to undertake a total re-design! We think you'll love these quick yet effective decor upgrades and we have something for everyone, from lazy homeowners right through to DIY fanatics, so come and take a look and see which ideas you could see yourself trying out!

1. Grab some IKEA frames and create a stylish gallery wall. They are so reasonably-priced!

2. Make more of your magazines by displaying the coolest ones in a fabulous rack!

bendix magazine rack toshi Berlin Living roomStorage
toshi Berlin

bendix magazine rack

toshi Berlin

3. Use your coffee table to display super cool little ornaments. These terrariums are perfect!

4. Colour-code your bookshelves to create an engaging and stunning display!

5. You know that plants and flowers will instantly revive a tired living room!

Oakhill Court, Putney Ardesia Design Rustic style living room
Ardesia Design

Oakhill Court, Putney

Ardesia Design

6. Add a few candles to up the romance-factor of your living room. An unused fireplace is the perfect location!

Living room : Neutral tones In:Style Direct Minimalist living room
In:Style Direct

Living room : Neutral tones

In:Style Direct

7. Add an inexpensive rug. You know that IKEA will be your best bet for this tip!

Pastel clouds Pixers Eclectic style living room Pink
Pixers

Pastel clouds

Pixers

8. A statement pouffe will really liven things up! Do you dare choose animal print?

9. Rearrange your furniture, as a change is as good as an overhaul!

Open-plan living room with eclectic furnishings leading into kitchen Timothy James Interiors Eclectic style living room Wood Grey
Timothy James Interiors

Open-plan living room with eclectic furnishings leading into kitchen

Timothy James Interiors

10. Liven up an existing sofa with a pretty throw. So easy!

11. How about painting up a coffee table? Quick, cheap and fun!

Hampstead Heath Apartment Bhavin Taylor Design Eclectic style living room
Bhavin Taylor Design

Hampstead Heath Apartment

Bhavin Taylor Design

12. Swap your curtains out for something new, or even some contemporary blinds.

French Shabby Chic Living Room Katie Malik Interiors Modern living room
Katie Malik Interiors

French Shabby Chic Living Room

Katie Malik Interiors

13. How about a splash of contrasting colour on just one feature wall? What an impact!

14. Re-covering some existing cushions will be a quick way to revamp your design aesthetic.

15. Hanging your curtains a little higher will give the illusion of much taller ceilings!

Second Sitting Room, Moor Park, Farnham Renaissance Interiors Eclectic style living room
Renaissance Interiors

Second Sitting Room, Moor Park, Farnham

Renaissance Interiors

16. You won't believe what a difference removing all your clutter will make! So minimalist chic!

SUNSET STRIP RESIDENCE McClean Design Modern living room
McClean Design

SUNSET STRIP RESIDENCE

McClean Design

17. If you have shelving, what about painting behind it? A subtle colour pop always works well!

Subramanian Residence Cozy Nest Interiors Modern living room
Cozy Nest Interiors

Subramanian Residence

Cozy Nest Interiors

18. An upcycled side table will definitely get your guests talking. How about this log design?

19. Adding a mirror to a wall will make your space seem so much bigger!

20. Never underestimate the impact that a new light fixture can have. Just look at this striking one!

Living Room homify Modern living room
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Living Room

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21. Try to add some different textiles, for a layered and textural feel. We don't need anymore convincing to buy faux fur!

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London Cue & Co of London Modern living room
Cue & Co of London

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London

Cue & Co of London

How about even more living room inspiration? Take a look at this Ideabook: Modern living room ideas.

Which of these ideas could be the perfect finishing touch for your living room?

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