Living Room Gets Contemporary Budget Makeover

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Shortly after moving into their new home, Nikki Conyers Williams and her husband realized that their large open living room needed a change.

Before

Using plum sofas as the inspiration for the color scheme of the room, Nikki created a more contemporary space by adding gray accents, painting and tiling the arch above the fireplace.

AfterAfter the major projects were completed, Nikki finished her home decorating project by adding drapes, throw pillows and a rug at the center of the room for a total cost of $950. Here is a breakdown of her budget for the living room makeover:

Paint (Home Depot): $425
Tile for fireplace arch (Floor & Decor): $200
Rug (Garden Ridge): $99
Drapery (fabricguru.com): $160
Throw pillows (Burlington & Etsy.com): $40
Coffee table flowers (Garden Ridge): $5
Silver decor pieces (Ross): $20

Nikki’s family room transformation is just one entry from our “Decorating on a Dime” Contest. Check out the other entries posted so far to get more budget decorating ideas:

  • Back porch redecorated for $300
  • Romantic-meets-industrial master bedroom 
  • Third-story loft turned into budget master bedroom
  • Budget storage solutions add style and functionality
  • A porch redesign with Southern influence

Which one is your favorite? Let us know by leaving a comment!

 

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