What can you do for less than $500? Well, you can’t buy a new couch but you can invest in smaller items that will completely transform your living space. You can go to The Home Depot and actually purchase all of these items for less than $500. Just add in some elbow grease and you’ve got a whole new living room. Ready? Let’s review a few options.
1) Paint. Paint provides an affordable way to brighten your space. The first thing you need to do is select the base color and trim color. Make sure you go to The Home Depot and pick up swatches of several color families you’re interested in before you make the final decision of which colors to go with. You can hold the color swatches against your wall to see how they will complement your existing furniture.
2) Invest in pillows and curtains. Investing in fabrics for your windows and sofa cushions is a great and incredibly easy way to add color and upgrade the look of your furniture. Decide on colors that will enhance your furniture and the new color of your walls when picking out fabric colors and patterns.
3) Area rugs. Rugs can be expensive but they don’t necessarily have to be out of your budget. Although this is the most costly investment within your $500 budget, you can get a nice plush and/or colorful area rug that will really pull the space together and provide a great foundation for your makeover. Check out the great selection of rugs online and in-store at The Home Depot.
4) Add Wall Décor. Art is a great way to heighten the design quotient in your space as well as communicate your personal taste. Another option is to add a mirror to make your living room larger. Mirrors are not only functional (don’t you want to check yourself out before you step out of the house?) but they can influence the physical interpretation of your space. For example, floor length mirrors elongate spaces vertically so that your room looks taller.
The Home Depot has a great selection of home décor items- you can check it out by visiting homedepot.com and viewing the Home Decorators Buying Guide.