Lets tackle another key room in the house; the Living Room. Most of the time its the first room your guests see and often times the most over looked. You can add simple cost effective elements here, too. Again, have a plan of attack and you should be fine. Lets say you have great lamps but the shades are looking a little weathered. Simple fix, add new shades. There are many places these days where you can mix and match your lighting at a fairly inexpensive price. I usually go to Lamps Plus on-line first to see their selection, then I hit my local Target. Both have great selections with many colors , shapes and styles. Don't be afraid to add a patterened shade to your lamp especially if your room is void of color, pattern and/or textures.
Designing for Less is a short series about simple fixes and design tips for the budget conscience. We’ll be looking at the kitchen, bathroom, living areas and bedrooms.