I’ve been wanting to redecorate my living room and, as usual, I have no money to put towards any new decor. However, no worries. Let me show you what you can accomplish with absolutely no budget and just using what you have on hand.
Just rearranging existing items in a room can give it a completely different feel. For this recent redecorating, I did borrow a few items from other rooms.
Here are the before pictures of my living room:
I have a cute screen with funny quotes written on it. However, the dog and the cat were playing one day and knocked it over and broke one of the hinges.
Beside the screen there is just a big empty piece of wall.
The bookcase has especially been driving me nuts. It is so crammed full of books. I look through lovely, styled bookcases on Pinterest everyday and just feel like I could do better.
The couch area isn’t bad, but I dislike the dog crate on the right side.
TV console again, a bit boring.
Time to get to work!
The first thing I tackled was the bookcase. I needed to open up some room on it so I could add some style. The bonus to taking all the books off was I was finally able to get rid of the ton of dust behind the books.
I thought I could make a table out of the top of the dog crate to set some items on, so I moved it over to the open wall space. I didn’t have any trays or anything to make a table, but I found a black and white bathroom rug and used that as it was sturdy enough to hold things.
Added a few decorations and then moved some of the smaller paperbacks into a black tub I had and here is the result.
Pretty pleased with the outcome. BTW, the dog’s food is stored in that cute suitcase box.
There was a little more room on the bookcase, but not near enough. I had a small black end table I was using in my bedroom. I moved that into the living room to take the place at the end of the couch and filled underneath it with a tower of books.
Kinda cute, right?
Now I had enough space to style the rest of the bookcase. It definitely still looks jam packed, but more interesting.
There wasn’t much to do with the rest of the couch area and the TV console. I did hide the gaming console joystick and the case of games in one of the black ottomans.
The only thing left was to somehow fix that screen. I nailed the broken pieces together, then took a blanket matching the rest of the decor and threw it over the broken spot on the screen.
Finally, I added a rug that was under my dining room table.
This transformation only took me a couple of hours. Hopefully it will inspire you to redo any room in your home that doesn’t make you feel relaxed and happy to be in it.
Please if you do play around with fixing up a room with little or no budget, share the pictures on the Tea With Traci Facebook page. I would love to see them!
And, as always, if you have any comments, please leave them below.
Enjoying my “new” living room!