Budget Room Design: An Eclectic and Modern Living Room
Let’s face it, we all want that big comfy sectional in our living room (you know… the kind that you can kick your shoes off, throw your feet up, and enjoy a good netflix binge on). But, we don’t want to sacrifice style, sophistication, or our friends/neighbors thinking we are total couch potatoes or worse, have zero taste in stylish furniture. So, we typically end up going with a nice pair of chairs next to a sofa, and sacrifice said comfort. But we love anything that serves a dual purpose over here at EHD, especially when it means a room that can be extremely comfortable and inviting while still feeling pulled together and stylish. Enter this budget living room complete with a sectional. We tasked ourselves at pulling together a budget room that had a full-size sectional and all the textiles, accessories, and furniture needed to enjoy a cozy weekend on the couch and this is what we came up with for under 5k, under 3k, and under 1.5k. So with that said, TGIF and let’s get into it.
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You might notice that we took some design cues from the recent living room project we just revealed on the blog a few weeks ago. But with this one, we wanted to infuse it with a bit more pattern, some darker earthy tones, and that beautiful (that is only $349!) which was the jumping off point for this design. We kept the rest of the room fairly neutral throughout, other than through the pops of earthy toned colors (green, beige, mustard) and a few hits of metallic. The pulls in the neutral foundation of creams, greys and blacks and sets the tone for the other earthy tones. Which is a good rule to keep in place no matter what style or color palette you go with. Every room needs a foundation of neutrals to ground it and keep it from feeling too chaotic and busy. Those neutrals allow the eye to visually rest and also allow the other colors to pop more and stand out. Then to keep it modern and fresh, we added in the stark white hits in the , , and . We obviously love everything in this room, but that at under $200 and that flat weave rug are something you should definitely snag up before they sell out.
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For the next variation, we knocked off around 2k from the price. The major pieces that we swapped for more affordable versions were the , although we have sat in this one and love it, the side tables and the lamps. Although some of the colors changed on a few of the accessories and small furniture pieces, by keeping them in the color palette it allowed them to still work seamlessly with everything else. If you are wondering about the art, both of the pieces above the sofa are print-at-home pieces. Meaning you purchase the digital file online and then can have it printed locally at a print center. Once you have it printed then you can frame it yourself with the we linked up above. (Check out this post for more info on digital prints and how to frame at home). It’s an incredible way to get beautiful large-scale art for your room at a fraction of the price. And last but not least… the most budget-friendly room with a sectional we have ever featured here (winning by $3 to our last budget-friendly family room). This last one comes in at $1,474, which is pretty impressive for an entire room with a sectional.
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This one was cut in half mostly due to the fact that we pieced two smaller together to make this large sized rug. It’s not quite as good as having one large rug, but it’s a really good trick if you are trying to get things as budget-friendly as possible (which we were on this one). We wouldn’t recommend it as a long-term solution for a room, but it does make for a quick and affordable way to get the look of a larger rug that typically would have been 2-3 times the price. The and the from the last one were swapped out for these more affordable versions and they still totally work with the design of the room.
So there you have it, three very affordable living rooms, that are all begging for some cozy cuddles. Which is your favorite and what are you wanting to see us do next? Let us know below.