7. Mix and match vintage furniture with investment pieces
Our advice for anyone looking for ideas for a budget living room is to learn to love eclectic style. A designer favourite, this is an on trend blend of different interior looks, styles, designs and even colours.
What it does mean is that instead of spending money on creating a sleeker more unified living room look, you can save up for the pieces that you really want – that beautiful oak coffee table, a gorgeous leather armchair – and fill the gaps with a more affordable eclectic mix of second hand pieces. Or, shop vintage stores for furniture that you can transform into something unique. The upcycling movement is huge, and you’ll find plenty of online resources to help you refinish or refurbish bookcases, TV cabinets, dressers and more.