Living Rooms on a Budget: Our 10 Favorites From Rate My Space

If you need some inspiration to give your home decor a boost, start here with these fabulous, budget-friendly family spaces submitted by our readers.

  • Sew Smart

    If you want to save hundreds on living room upgrades, learn the basics of sewing and upholstery. RMSer Carlosrafael made this ottoman and throw pillow for his apartment, one-of-a-kind style statements.

  • City Chic

    Don't be afraid to mix things up to create a chic, eclectic space on a budget. The owner of this city condo shopped smart and used paint to create a feature wall. The checkerboard pattern is accentuated with gold-leaf accents that are easier and more inexpensive than they look. Design by jaginator, Rate My Space.

  • Eclectic and Elegant

    RMSer merskine didn't tell Rate My Space users much about this space, but the combination of color, texture and pattern says a lot. Repainted white wicker side chairs sit gracefully in front of black-and-white art pieces which cover a wall, an eclectic statement that works.

  • Thrift Store Finds

    RMSer retromod was at the right thrift store at the right time when he scored this $25 panoramic photograph of Baltimore. Much of the rest of his decor is thrift as well.

  • Rustic Repurpose

    When studiodellago bought this cabin, it was furnished. But that didn't stop this RMSer from starting over and giving old furniture new life. Even the furry accessory is a rescue.

  • Fab Finds Found Online

    Green velvet sofa. Need I say more? RMSer averybojangles found this beauty on Craigslist for $250. The $50 coffee table was a WWII trunk.

  • Music Wall Art and Sofa

    Surf Shack in Manhattan

    After carissaleigh moved from Hawaii to Manhattan, she decided to keep the old leather couch and art instead of investing in entirely new pieces. This combination has created a relaxed, beach shack vibe.

  • Brown Wall Design

    Border Love

    N1kk1 found that paint details are a great way to reinvigorate a space. The milk chocolate border outlined in metallic silver positions the couch perfectly in the room—and the silver sun piece gives a great sparkle.

  • Living Room With Paneling

    Creativity and Paint

    Musicalpauper painted over old paneling to create a leather patch work effect.

  • Brown Suede Chairs

    Orange You Going to Sit?

    lulubegin1954_10694721 reupholstered old furniture instead of buying new and then spiced them up with bold orange accessories.

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