Are you itching to freshen up your living room after a few years of living in but are worried about the budget? Redesigning your living room doesn't have to be expensive! In this post, we'll share some ideas on how you can give your living room a fresh look without breaking the bank. Plus, we'll showcase some aesthetic wallpapers that will add personality and style to your space. So if you're ready to give your living room a makeover, read on to get inspired!

Tip #1: ‘Shop’ in your own home first

Before heading to the store, take some time to go through your belongings and see if there's anything you can repurpose or rearrange in your living room. Maybe that old dresser could be used as a TV stand or those extra throw pillows can add some pop of colour to your couch. Getting creative with what you already have can not only save you money, but also add a unique touch to your space. Plus, it's a great opportunity to declutter and potentially donate any items that you no longer need or want.

Redesign your living room - Shop your own home first

Tip #2: Rearrange Your Existing Furniture

One simple way to refresh your living room is by rearranging your furniture. This can completely change the look and feel of the space without having to purchase new items. 

Start by measuring each piece of furniture and creating a rough sketch of your living room layout on paper. Then, play around with different arrangements until you find one that suits your style and meets your functional needs. Don't be afraid to move furniture from different rooms or get creative with multi-purpose pieces. 

If you're feeling stuck, try bringing in a friend for an extra set of eyes or search online for inspiration!

Resign your living room - Rearrange your existing furniture

Tip #3: Add Wallpaper for Visual Interest

If you're looking to redesign your living room on a budget, wallpaper is a great way to make a big impact without breaking the bank. Wallpaper can be used to create focal points, or simply add personality and style to any space.

When choosing wallpaper for your living room, it's important to consider the overall aesthetic you're hoping to achieve. Do you want something bold and eye-catching, or something more subdued and classic? Here at Hello Circus, we have endless options available, so take some time to browse through different wallpaper designs until you find the perfect match for your space.

Resign living room - use wallpaper for visual interest

Tip #4: Accessorise Away

Adding new accessories is an easy way to refresh your living room without spending too much. Consider swapping out throw pillows or blankets for a new pop of colour, or try hanging up some new wall art or photographs. You could also bring in fresh flowers or plants to add some life to the space. If you want to go bigger, think about investing in a new coffee table or end tables. Have fun with it and make it your own!

Redesign living room - add new accessories

Tip #5: Old is Gold

One man’s trash is another’s treasure. Consider shopping at thrift stores or online marketplaces as they often have unique, one-of-a-kind furniture and decor items at a fraction of the cost. Plus, purchasing pre-loved items helps reduce waste and supports sustainability efforts. 

Redesign living room - Shop at thrift stores

Here are some useful tips when it comes to shopping for thrift items:

  • Before shopping, make a list of any necessary furniture and decor items you may need. This will help keep you focused and on budget while browsing. 
  • Visit multiple thrift shops or search online marketplaces to compare prices and find the best deals. Don't be afraid to negotiate with the seller for even lower prices, especially if the item is slightly damaged and can be easily fixed. 
  • Get creative with your purchases and think outside the box. An old dresser can become a modern media console with a fresh coat of paint, or a vintage rug can add personality to your space.

Here are some of our favourite go-to thrift shops and online marketplaces in Singapore:

With some thrift shop finds and a little imagination, you can effortlessly redesign your living room on a budget. Happy shopping!

Benefits of using wallpapers to redesign your living room

We may be biased, but here are the many benefits of using wallpaper to create your feature wall:

  1. Wallpapers offer endless design options and can easily be changed or updated. 
  2. They add texture and depth to a room, creating visual interest. 
  3. They are cost-effective compared to other feature wall options, such as tile or wood panelling. 
  4. Wallpapers can be used to hide imperfections in walls, providing a smooth surface without the need for costly repairs. 
  5. They are easy to clean and maintain, simply requiring occasional wiping with a damp cloth. 
  6. Using wallpaper on a feature wall can add a personal touch to any room, making it feel more like home.

Here are some of our bestseller wallpapers for the living room!

Transform your space into a tropical paradise

Using tropical mural wallpaper can instantly transform a space into a tropical paradise. It can also invoke a sense of relaxation and escape, making it a perfect choice to create that perfect vacation home vibes!

Featured: Palm Paradise Wallpaper

Browse our full collection of botanical wallpapers!

Add a touch of luxury with marble wallpapers

If you're looking to add a touch of luxury to your living room, marble wallpaper is the perfect way to do it. Marble is a classic material that has been used in high-end homes for centuries, and its timeless beauty is easy to see why.

Featured: Opulent Marble Wallpaper

Browse our marble wallpaper collection and check out our guide on Modern luxury interior design ideas for your HDB home!

Achieve industrial chic look with concrete wallpapers

Concrete wallpapers are a popular way to achieve an industrial chic look in your home. They are perfect for creating an accent wall or adding a touch of urban style to any space. 

Featured: Industrial Concrete Wallpaper

Browse our wallpapers for industrial interior design and check out our guide on
Modern industrial interior design ideas for your HDB home!

Create the illusion of bigger space with striped wallpapers

Striped wallpaper is not only a timeless and versatile choice for any space, but it also helps to draw the eye upwards, making the room appear larger. Here's one of our bestsellers - Shiplap Wallpaper - which is available in 6 colorways.

Featured: Shiplap Wallpaper

Browse our full collection of striped wallpaper designs and guide on how to make small space look bigger. 

Go zen with Japanese-inspired wallpapers

If you're looking for a way to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in your home, Japanese-inspired wallpapers are the perfect choice. These delicate designs are often inspired by nature, with gentle patterns that evoke the changing seasons. 

Featured: Kasumisou Japanese Wallpaper

Browse our full collection of wallpapers for Japanese interior design and our guide on Modern Japanese interior design ideas for your home.

Add personality with geometric wallpapers

Geometric patterns are a great way to add interest to any room, and they can be used to create a variety of looks. For a playful look, try using geometric wallpapers in bright colors. Or, for a more sophisticated look, opt for geometric wallpapers in muted tones.

Featured: Stella Arch Geometric Wallpaper

Browse our geometric wallpaper collection!

Show off your love of travel with world map wallpapers

For avid travellers, world map wallpaper is the perfect way to bring a touch of wanderlust into your home. Whether you choose a vintage-style world map or a modern interpretation, world map wallpaper is a great way to show off your love of travel.

Featured: Classic Atlas, World Map Wallpaper

Browse our travel-inspired wallpaper collection!

Create a cozy vibe with plaids wallpaper

For a cozy and inviting living room, plaid wallpaper is the perfect choice. The classic pattern instantly adds texture and charm, and the variety of colors means that it can easily be coordinated with other design elements.

Featured: Hand Drawn Plaids Wallpaper

If you like any of the above wallpapers, just click on the product link and submit a quote! You can also check out our full collection of living room wallpapers for more inspirations to redesign your living room.

Why choose Hello Circus’ wallpapers?

We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.

Check out our guide on how to measure your wall for wallpaper!

Benefits of our wallpapers:

    • High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
    • Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
    • Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects. 
    • Antimicrobial Protection
    • Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
    • Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
    • Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.

Read more about our wallpaper materials.

Interested in getting our wallpaper?

For wallpaper quotation: Please click on “Get Quote/Buy” of the product page that you like and submit enquiry with wall dimensions. Check out our bestsellers wallpaper collection to get inspired!

Installation is currently available as an add-on service for selected cities (Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

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November 06, 2022 — Daphnie Teo

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