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Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Get the room you’ve always wanted on the budget your already have!  These creative Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget will help you get there! 

This post was sponsored by Fred Meyer.  All content and opinions are my own.

Get the room you’ve always wanted on the budget your already have!  These creative Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget will help you get there!  #suburbansimplicity #decorating #home #homedecorating #livingroom #decoratingideas

Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Whether you’re working with a small or large room, you can totally create a fabulous, furnished living space on a budget – with ease! Here are several Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget you’re gonna love!

If you break it down, It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to create an incredible space. One of the easiest ways to do this is by using an online retailer like Fred Meyer Direct.  It’s a simple and convenient way to shop online for home items and electronics from Fred Meyer, and then have them delivered right to your door.  Plus, you still get to take advantage of their low prices and fuel points!  #winwin

Speaking of deals. If you click through to Fred Meyer Direct, you’ll see they’re offering a 15% off coupon on your order to save you even more!

Living room decorating made easy.

With my busy schedule, ordering from my computer in my PJs after the kids go to bed is a dream.  I didn’t have to make time to go into the store or carry my purchases to my car.   My home decor from Freddy’s came right to my door!  Several fun pieces helped refresh my living room without spending a fortune. See decorating can be easy! Let’s get started with the basics. 

Decorating your living room on a budget with Fred Meyer Direct.

Ideas for Decorating on a Budget

Rearrange Your Furniture

Rearranging your furniture is one of the easiest ways to get a whole new look for your space and totally stay within budget.  Reimagine your room with perhaps a different focal point or traffic pattern.  Maybe divide a big room by placing a couch between the two and defining the living room better.  Remember to shop other rooms for pieces that might work even better when placed in your living room. 

Another benefit – you get to clean under furniture that hasn’t moved in a while! 

Create Eye-Catching Vignettes

Oh, how I love a vignette! These small groupings make a simple and effective decorating idea that brings a room together and gives it a little personality. First, you need to decide where to put your vignette.  Maybe it’s your coffee table or mantel, it’s totally up to you.  Now it’s time to gather a few accessories and pick an anchor object.  Start by grouping stacks of books, some vertically, some horizontally; then add in accessories and artwork. Use small groupings and combine items in varying sizes, colors and textures for a truly eye-catching display. 

Ottoman with a vignette on top.

Check out these ideas for fall vignettes [1] around your house.   

Create a Focal Point

Your focal point is what draws you into a room and makes you feel welcome.  Perhaps it’s your mantel or wall of windows.  If you don’t have something built into the design of your room like a fireplace that creates a defined focal point, create one with height. A large armoire or bookcase is a great idea.

Living room decorating on a budget creating a focal point.


Decluttering can be one of the most cost-effective ways to change the way you see your space.  It also makes it more cohesive.  You can start by keeping flat surfaces clutter-free.  This makes the room feel bigger and more serene.  You can also give a bookshelf a makeover and edit down what you keep there.  Use decorative containers like a seagrass basket to minimize clutter in the room. 

Add Wall Art 

What better way to customize your living room and incorporate your personality then adding colorful or interesting wall art.  Adding something to your walls is also a great way to change things up for the seasons.  

Get the room you’ve always wanted on the budget your already have!  These creative Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget will help you get there! 

Pick a Color Scheme 

Changing up your wall colors is a very inexpensive way to get a new look.  Neutral is always a winner or whiten it Up!.  Then, you can inexpensively add in color and style with pillows, framed artwork, rugs, and accessories for a cohesive look.  

Change Up Your Pillows

One of the easiest and economical ways to change a room is by changing out or adding pillows.  You can even do this seasonally to give your room a different look. It’s easy to keep your room fairly neutral and use pillows for pops of color.  Pillows also add great texture to your space.  This one from Fred Meyer Direct is perfect and gives the right amount of texture to the room. 

Living room decorating on a budget with pillows.

Refresh Furniture 

It may be time to get rid of your worn out pieces and refresh your old furniture. This can bring new life to a room.  If you’re on a tight budget, start with smaller pieces like the coffee table, side table or ottoman.  If you can afford to replace larger pieces, go for it!  

Living room decorating ideas on a budget.

Pro Tip – look for pieces that add extra storage like these ottomans from Fred Meyer Direct.  These are such a value, not only in price, but the storage they add to the room is invaluable. 

Add an Area Rug 

Area rugs help define a space and bring it all together.  You can add color this way or keep it neutral.  Rugs are also a great way to incorporate new color trends. If you shop Fred Meyer Direct, you’ll find lots of styles and sizes at a great value.  

Put Some Texture on the Walls

Retexturing your walls is a creative way to add personality to your room.  There are several ways to add texture, so whether you use wallpaper, textured paint, or a faux finish, the end result of textured walls is well worth the effort.  DIY Shiplap is another easy and inexpensive way to add texture to your walls.  It warmed our living room up and I adore the way it looks! 

Shiplap walls for texture.

Display Family Pictures

Decorate your walls and tabletops with family photos to fill up your empty spaces and showcase the warmth and love that was captured in them. 

Picture frame for decorating a living room.

This picture frame was calling my name while looking for home decor on Fred Meyer Direct and it’s an incredible price! I adore the pop of color it adds to the room, too!

Bonus Tips for Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Small decorating projects can freshen up your house without costing a fortune.  Try one of these Living Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget and get an instant-fix for your home! If you’re looking for convenience and value, then shop Fred Meyer Direct for your home furnishing needs! 

You May Also Like These Decorating Resources

Halloween Decorating Ideas [2]

Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas [3]

How to Transform the Look of Your Home in One Afternoon [4]



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