When moving into a new home, the living room tends to become the priority as it is generally the first thing that guests see when entering the home. It, therefor, has to be presentable. So here are a few basic needs you need to make it the living room of your dreams — while on a budget and while taking a minimalistic approach.

 1. Comfortable Seating

The main element of a living room is the seating. This is a common place that you usher guests to or even spend time watching TV or with family. So start by finding a sofa or set of chairs for comfort. If yours is a home that has guests frequently, then we suggest investing in a good sofa and some jazzy pair of coloured cushions like these.

sofa cushion covers

2. Sturdy Centre Tables

You may feel having a centre table is a luxury, but it is a basic necessity. If you were to serve tea to your visitors, this simple table can hold your trays and goodies. It’s not necessary to find a centre table only, even a coffee table works. To jazz things up a bit, we suggest placing a few placemats over the top. They not only elevate the look but also give your home a certain finesse. You must check out these reversible placemats from The Home Talk.

3. Shelves

No living room is ever complete without a few wooden shelves on the wall. The options to make some storage in your living room are plenty. However, make sure you comply with buying the ones that not only solve the purpose but also add to the decorative appearance. Have you checked out our Innovative 3D Wooden Shelves yet?

4. Cosy Elements

Now to make the room feel comfortable and cosy add area rugs, pillows, throws and so on. These are like finishing touches to give it the snug feel of home. Curtains and blinds can give you privacy from nosy neighbours. This set of blue curtains are perfect for summers and will be a fabulous option if you are looking for something simple.

 5. Decor

Just because this is your first home or you’re working on a budget doesn’t mean you can ignore the decor. Personalise the space with memories, statement artwork that you appreciate or even decorative accents that you like. Your living room should be a reflection of your personality.

We hope this list helps you ace your living room game up. Let us know how you end up doing your living room.