Who does not dream of a warm and cozy home? In the interior catalogs every now and then there are very beautiful photos of the living room in a modern style, but is it possible to bring all the design ideas to life in an economy class interior? Inexpensive design using inexpensive materials does not mean that the room will look cheap or too simple. With proper selection of materials, furniture and lighting, even with modest financial opportunities, you can create a beautiful and stylish interior of the hall.
With the right design and selection of materials, budget repair can look very impressive in the interior of the living room
For an economy class living room to look decent, it is not at all necessary to use natural wood, stone, expensive wallpaper, murals, etc. You can achieve the desired results with simpler methods that look no less impressive.
Not everyone can afford stretch ceilings, but they can easily be replaced by drywall, painted in light colors, or plain white plaster. If the living room is small in size, it is worth using materials a tone lighter than the walls to finish the ceiling. This simple technique will visually stretch the room and make it more spacious.
Stretch smooth glossy ceiling in the interior of the living room looks great
In small rooms, it is better not to use multi-level ceiling structures; however, in spacious living rooms, they can act as a decor or visual border between functional areas. In small halls, it is permissible to use one row of a suspended structure along the walls; spotlights can also be built in there.
Interior living room economy class with a multi-level ceiling with lighting
The feeling of spaciousness will give and gloss paint - this is an inexpensive alternative to suspended ceilings. However, this material is very picky about the evenness of the surface, the slightest cracks or dents immediately spoil the appearance of the ceiling. Glossy ceilings are more difficult to maintain.
Plasterboard ceiling in the living room interior with spotlights
Drywall, used to level the surface of walls, can be replaced by less expensive plaster. If you plan to use the plaster in the finish, then you can save here by using textured wallpapers that mimic the Venetian plaster.
Wallpaper imitating Venetian plaster perfectly fit into the interior of the living room
Alignment of corners and walls at 90 degrees may be too expensive for an economy class living room, so you can only level certain areas where the ideal slope of the walls is especially important. For example, in the corners for corner cabinets or sofas. It is also worth aligning the area along the floor, otherwise the plinth will not abut tightly to the wall, which will give a sloppy look. If the surface of the wall is not perfectly smooth, thin wallpaper for decoration will not work. It is best to purchase non-woven or vinyl wallcovering that is thick enough so that minor defects in the walls do not catch the eye. Vinyl is usually cheaper than non-woven fabric.
Textured wallpaper will be able to hide the defect and refresh the interior of the living room
Choosing a pattern on the wallpaper, keep in mind that large drawings require adjustment, and hence more material. Wallpaper with a small or abstract pattern will cost less. Another option for the economy class interior is a simple vertical strip as a picture. If you want to divide the living room into zones using partitions, direct options will cost less. The same rule also works for doorways - arches are more expensive than rectangular structures.
To make the interior of the living room modern and expensive, just choose wallpaper with a trendy print.
If the living room was parquet, with a modest repair budget, you should not change it to a new floor. The dismantling of the parquet in itself costs a large sum, since this must be done by a qualified master. It is not worth contacting the unskilled in an attempt to save money - there is a high risk that the new material will be irreparably damaged, which will require additional expenses.
Quality linoleum with a neutral pattern will look concisely and stylishly in the living room interior.
If you plan to change the floor from and to, screed - the basis on which you can not save. Otherwise, all the irregularities sooner or later appear on the surface. When the height difference of the floor will gradually begin to creak.
With any financial opportunity, it is better to carry out a floor screed
You can save on floor finishing using linoleum as a floor covering. The material does not require a perfectly aligned surface, which can significantly reduce the cost of roughing the floor. Synthetic linoleum is more durable, but will cost a little more than its natural counterpart. Soft carpet in the living room economy class is comfortable for the same reasons.
Soft carpet on the floor in the living room is always comfortable and spectacular.
In modern interiors there are no forbidden colors, designers in their work use the full range of shades. Modern styles allow the most daring color experiments, while the classics to the soft and bright colors, not conspicuous. Neutral colors are always popular, as it is easiest to use them in the interior. Also, beige, milky, silver-gray, etc., are the ideal backdrop for decor and color accents.
Important! In small rooms light colors should prevail, visually expanding the space. Dark and saturated colors look good in spacious rooms.
A number of modern styles (glamor, avant-garde, fusion, etc.) involves bold experiments with color combinations. In these areas, design comes first, not functionality. Kitsch, frilly details, a combination of incompatible elements. Unusual combinations of textures and colors can create original and stylish interior compositions even when using materials of an economy class.
The choice of style for the living room
The interior reflects the individuality of the owners of the apartment or house, their tastes and habits. Even with a modest budget, you can create a harmonious and stylish interior. When choosing a design for an economy class living room, it is important to take into account the opinion of all households.
Classic style is a good choice for families with a traditional lifestyle. For the design of an economy class living room, light shades are used as the background, and the main focus is on the decor. It can be imitation of stucco, wall clocks, paintings, decorative candlesticks, drapery curtains, etc. Parquet is popular for flooring. Expensive parquet boards can be replaced with laminate or linoleum with a parquet pattern. Economical option for furniture - with MDF coated, repeating the texture of wood.
This style is for young people who love order and simplicity in everything. Minimalism is appropriate both in spacious halls and in small rooms in Khrushchev. Neutral colors are used for decoration, the decor is minimal or absent altogether. Furniture is used in simple forms, the best option is modular construction.
So that the interior does not seem too faded, it can be revived with live plants in pots or a pair of bright accessories - pillows on the couch, a vase, wall panels, etc. Minimalism is perfect for economy-class interiors.
One of the most popular modern design trends. This style is great for small living rooms, its main features are the lack of frills in the form of decor and the simplicity of furniture designs. For high-tech is characterized by built-in furniture, as if recessed into the walls. Glass and metal parts are popular as finishes. In the interior, possible combinations of black, white, red, gray, etc.
Economy living room furniture
To create a beautiful and harmonious economy-class interior in the living room in a private house as in the following photos, you can use duplicate elements. For example, the pattern on the wallpaper can be duplicated ornament on the carpet or upholstery of upholstered furniture. Metal parts on the chandelier can be balanced with metal pickups for curtains made in the same color and style. Furniture in the living room of the economy class should be functional and comfortable. The shape of the sofa depends on the needs of the owners. For the reception of guests, you can choose an angular model as more spacious. The sofa is complemented by a coffee table on wheels.
Note! The wall-hill for souvenirs, various trifles, etc. will cost less than massive cabinets.
What to save?
The modern building materials market offers a huge choice of finishes for every taste and budget. It’s not so difficult to choose inexpensive and suitable for the economy class living room in such a variety. So, here are a few simple rules that will help save on the purchase of materials:
- Unnecessary purchases are often made out of boredom or during long wanderings around the store. In order not to buy too much in a rush, think over in advance what materials you need. Decide on the color and texture before going to the store, make a list, it will insure against impulsive spending.
- Compare prices in different stores. Often, the same product has a different value in large hypermarkets and small stores of building materials.
- Do not hesitate to look at inexpensive analogues of expensive materials. Parquet is easily replaced with linoleum or laminate with a suitable texture and pattern. This coating looks no worse than the original. Look at Russian manufacturers, they often produce wallpapers and floor coverings with drawings similar to more expensive imported products.
Even with a small budget, you can equip a beautiful and stylish living room. It is possible to make a room cozy and at the same time functional without big expenses. The originality of design depends not so much on the high cost of materials, but on your taste and imagination.
The interior of an economy class living room is not a synonym for bad taste and simplicity. Reasonable choice of materials, you can create a stylish and beautiful interior, not inferior to the more expensive options.