Friday, December 1, 2017

7 Ways To Decorate Your Living Room For Under $200

After a relaxed day lounging around in my high low floral sleeveless dress from Dresslily, I thought it would be a good idea to show you around our living room which we decorated on a tight budget. Think it's not possible? Here's a few ideas to get you excited to decorate your own living room.


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.
Do you have any budget living room decorating ideas?

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)

Always,
Jeanne


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79 comments:

  1. So many awesome decorating tips- makes me wan to give my living room a spruce up!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. These are such amazing tips sweetie! <3 Love the personalized canvas print idea! :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
    xx
    Shivangi
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  3. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah,http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

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  4. Beautiful picture of you two.
    great tips.

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  5. Your living room is adorable and these are all great tips. I love the idea of have a little sitting area to sip a drink!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  6. I would have to agree, the rug is easily one of the most important part of the room. Great tips.

    Joy to the World

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  7. Adding a good rug is so easy but effective!

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  8. Very nice post!
    I follow your blog, please follow me back! ❤
    Dreaming of fashion and beauty

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  9. Such a nice post cutie! l could really use these tips since I have a whole house to decorate! Have a lovely weekend!

    Love, Layla Rosita | www.laylarosita.com

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  10. great post!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  11. Very useful suggestions!

    xo | Cindy Elena
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  12. These are such good tips! And I love the simple and bright decor ideas. Especially the gold accents. And loving the pineapple. We're decorating on a budget too, so this is super helpful!

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  13. Love these tips! Your living room is gorgeous, I love your dress and you look beautiful! <3

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  14. Love the soft colours of your living room!
    Kisses
    Martina
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  15. These are some fantastic tips and your photos are beautiful! I could definitely do with making a few changes to my own living room.

    Musings & More

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  16. I only recently got a rug and it makes such an enormous difference!

    ANOUK

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  17. Nice! Thanks for sharing

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  18. Your living room looks so cute! :) xx

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  19. this is so great!

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  20. This is a great post, thanks for sharing.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  21. Your place is gorgeous, and so re you! I'd never say that such a lovely rug was under $200! Loved the picture on the wall! I am actually renovating my living room, and it is taken longer than planned - I need to wait for the workers own time and promises... not good :) Hope you have a lovely week!
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  22. I love that you put a rug as number 1 that is always super important and thats how I can always bring my living room up a notch! Would love for you to stop by! xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  23. I like that you put a throw cover on your couch and seriously that blown up wedding photo of yours is an art.

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  24. As usually very interesting! Thanks a lot for the post!

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  25. Your place looks so cute! I love the personalised canvas print! xx

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  26. Awesome tips babe, love the cushions!!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

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  27. What a fabulous way to keep within a budget, yet still have a wonderful environment in your place!!
    Love it all, Jeanne!
    XOOX
    Jodie
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  28. this is such a nice idea, thanks for sharing ^^

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  29. Great tips! Love the gold pineapple, and that gorgeous hat!
    April xx

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  30. Thanks for these helpful tips! :)
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  31. This sure are great tips! I plan to redecorate my room before the end of the year, and some of these tips will be helpful!

    Funmi x
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  32. You have such a beautiful living room, love it! You're right, hints of gold always look luxurious and I love the blown up picture of you and your husband. xx
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  33. Such a lovely post!Thanks for the tipps:-)

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  34. Beautiful post!
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  35. I love how simple and yet stylish you have made your space look.xx

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  36. Thanks for the tips! I'm definitely going to Kmart soon. I've been looking for a chair just like that one you listed for a while now. Great post!

    Simply,
    Jenn | http://www.lepetittato.com/

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  37. these are such great tips thank you for sharing!
    I'm moving to my house at the end of Dec and can't wait to start decorating
    your living room looks beautiful and I love that cactus gold vase

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape

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  38. Amazing ideas babe! Thanks for sharing <3

    X Merel
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  39. love your outfit.. and the ideas is just amazing
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  40. Great Post darling
    you look amazing and I love your Christmas tree
    we wish you a lovely day
    xoxo
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  41. You have such a lovely home Ms. Jeanne! Love all these ideas.

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  42. Love!
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    kisses

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  43. Your living room looks amazing! I love how you displayed all your beautiful photos!

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  44. Kmart has so many great pieces if you're on a budget! Your room looks great and so does your dress, it's so pretty :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! After a crazy week I'm hoping to do a little bit more for Christmas, getting those last few gifts and doing some more wrapping!

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  45. You are so lovely! great blogpost x

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  46. Your living room is adorable. I love the shelf and the frames :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  47. thanks for the advises!
    u look very cute :)
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  48. Your space is so so lovely, absolute goals!
    Loving the sofa, the shelves and the picture of you two :D


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  49. you have a charming living room! I especially like the rug!

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  50. These are some great tips! I love the idea of a personalized canvas print! I've actually been looking into getting one...

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  51. Love the rug and that chair is beautiful! Can't believe it was so cheap!

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  52. These are such great tips. I need a new rug! Love that hat too I need to add it to my wishlist.

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  53. Love your tips. Gorgeous post. Have a lovely day. xoxo Cris
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  54. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I would also add mirrors to make the room look bigger :)

    Have a great week!

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
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  55. Great tips! I'm a huge fan of the metallic shimmer home decor trend. I have several similar pieces around my house and they really brighten a room

    Have a great week!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

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  56. Adore your living room! And display shelves, all the way.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  57. So cute! I love your printed canvas pic tooo!!!!
    Happy Monday!
    Xx Brandi
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  58. That dress is so pretty! You look lovely.
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  59. Fantastic recommendations
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  60. Thanks for sharing all the good tips!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  61. I just moved in with my boyfriend so I've been going crazy with re-decorating! I think the hardest thing for us to find was the rug but during black friday I found the best deal for the perfect shag at Target!
    xo, Allie

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  62. Your living room looks so good. I love how it turned out.
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  63. Beautiful interior and great tips dear :)
    Sending much love!
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

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  64. Oh wow so many great finds and tips. That is wonderful rug and love the blown up stretched canvas photo, perfect!

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  65. Lovely photos, i liked the gold pineapple!

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  66. Wow your living room looks so comfy,
    I would directly move it ;)
    and you look so perfect in that dress, lovely.

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  67. Definitely a living room I would love. Simply nice!!

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  68. Love these tips hun. So much gorgeous home inspo! xx

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  69. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. These ideas are all so good! I just live in student accommodation so can't really decorate much but rugs and cushions are the way to go x


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  71. A shelf and some chic looking ornaments like metallic will always do the trick.

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