LIVE EXTRA TIP: How to make your living room look more cozy at less cost

Posted February 25, 2022 | Improvements that increase home value

Admit it - aside from your bedroom, the living room is the one area in the house that you want to spend the most time in. There's nothing like cozying up on the couch with a good book, the latest streaming series, or a cup of coffee (or glass of wine, whatever you prefer) to relax and unwind after a long day.  It's also the first thing your guests see when they enter your house and where most of the entertaining happens. So any homeowner would love to have a living room that's both classy and comfortable.

But take note - the best living rooms don't necessarily have the biggest TV, the softest couch, or the fanciest decor. With a little imagination (and and even smaller budget), you can turn your living room into #SalaGoals.

1. Layer with Rich Textiles

Can't afford a velvet couch or Persian rug? That's okay - maybe that's not your style anyway. But one thing you can easily do to make your space look richer is to layer your fabric choices to achieve that hotel lobby or furniture showroom feel. 

  • An area rug defines the space and adds texture - consider getting one in faux fur, faux hide, cotton, rattan, wool, or silk. Just check the cleaning instructions first before you purchase.
  • Mix and match your throw pillows using different fabrics, textures and designs.
  • Throw in a sofa blanket for the ultimate luxe vibe.

2. Enhance Your Lighting

Do you know what sets a great living room from an ordinary one? It's all about creating a mood. And investing in good, quality lighting is the key.

  • Change your light bulbs from daylight or cool white to warm white for a cozier ambience
  • Play with multiple light sources for a dynamic effect. Aside from the ceiling light, you can also add chandeliers or pendant lights, floor lamps, desk lamps, wall scones, and even pin lights for your artworks or photos.

3. Add a Unique Piece

And to cap it off, add a focal point or one-of-a-kind accessory to make your living room stand out from the rest. After all, it's really the details that make a space eye-catching.

  • Hang a painting that you personally selected for the space
  • Create a gallery wall using framed canvas prints and photos
  • Refurbish an antique heirloom chair or table from your family
  • Paint the main wall in an interesting mural or graphic pattern
  • Curate your shelves with books, framed photos, souvenirs and other knick knacks.

With its quality home construction in partnership with Megawide and high-quality interior finishes, PlusHomes lets you be one step closer to achieving the living room and home of your dreams - but also within your budget. Each PlusHome comes with a sizable living area that you can easily design into the ideal space for you and your family's needs. 

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