1. Pick a good rug.
A rug is a staple piece in your living room. It can put the feel of your living room together - or totally ruin it. We found the perfect one for us on our trip to Melbourne and we immediately fell in love with this navy blue shaggy rug. It's so soft and exudes a luxurious feel - you'd never think we got it on sale for only $199!
2. Personalise a decor shelf with photos or your favorite books.
Nothing says "home" more than photos of family. The perfect thing about decor shelves is that it also provides room for organisation. While I left the top 3 shelves for photos and decor, the bottom one I left to organise some board games. Can you believe I got this shelf for only $45 from Kmart Australia?3. Add some metallic shimmer.
Something about gold that just adds the much needed "ooohh" and "ahhh" and that touch of luxury to your living room. Doesn't mean you have to shell out so much money though! For example, this fake cactus plant in a gold vase was on sale for only $2. The gold pineapple that I was obsessively searching for, I got for less than $15. Candles in beautiful candle holders are perfect too.
4. Add touches of color via your choice of pillows and throws for your couch.
Here's a little secret - we added this throw over our more expensive sofa to keep it from getting dirty when friends come over. Lol. Also, a soft touch of my favorite color - pink - through these pillows which we got on sale for $10-15 each from Cotton On Home.
5. Get with the season.
Since it's Christmas season, I insisted on a Christmas tree. The hubby wasn't that into it - he didn't want to spend on something that would potentially be messy (just a wee bit O.C.) and so short-term. So we compromised on a $12 tree and decor worth less than $20.
6. Pick a key piece - a painting, or better yet - a personalised canvas print.
Seriously in love with this shot from our engagement photos so I had it blown up to a large sized canvas. These can be quite expensive. Thankfully, I got this for half price at less than $180 at Harvey Norman!
7. Set up a small sitting/coffee area.
Would you believe this chair was only $45 at Kmart? And this coffee table we got for free from a friend. As with fashion, you should feel free to mix high end items with budget pieces. We picked this chair because it came in the same color scheme as our couch so the whole living room is still cohesive.
P.S. If I wore this dress on a holiday, I would totally add this wide brim straw hat too.
What I'm Wearing:
High low floral sleeveless dress - Dresslily (HERE)
Featured wide brim straw hat - Dresslily (HERE)
*Although these products were sent to me for review, all words and opinions are my own. *