Affordable Ways to Upgrade Your Living Room with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

Affordable Ways to Upgrade Your Living Room with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips

At the beginning of 2020, I was ready for a big change in my home. Something to break out of the stale decor I was starting to feel. But with shopping for a new home, I knew I did not want to go over-board redesigning an entire space and spending money I’d like to use on my new home. So instead I found a few ways to transform my living room into a completely new space with just a few simple and easy steps that I am sharing with you today on the blog!


How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

One: Invest in ArtWork

One piece of art can completely transform a space. I had the same artwork up for over 2 years and decided it was time to change to something different. I found this beautiful piece of art at Z Gallerie. It’s called “Wave Rider 2” and features a hand-applied gold application alongside vivid colors that I knew would play well in my space. My dad always said that art should make you feel something and when I look at this piece, I feel movement like that of a vivid imagination with all of the colors swirling around.

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

Pillows: Z Gallerie, Amara, Rodeo Home, and Calvin Klein Home  

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

bookends, table, & coasters: Home Goods 
How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

coffee table

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

Z Gallerie bar cart, wine decanter, placemats, and wine glasses // Home Goods vase  + planter // Michael’s gold ferns (similar)

Two: Add a Plant

Did you know plants are instant mood brighteners? This beautiful peace lily was only $24 at The Home Depot and also helps purify the air! The white pot was a $16 find at Home Goods and having the stand keeps my plant off the ground and lets me know if I’ve overwatered it.

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

Three: Paint a Wall

This requires some time (a few hours), but for less than $40 you can completely change the look of a room just by changing the paint color. I recommend getting paint swatches from Home Depot and taping them to your wall. Once you narrow it down to 2-3 colors, buy the small pints of paint and spot test on the wall. Then, and only then, commit to buying a full can of paint. The color I used on this wall was actually a paint match from Behr’s color called “Hidden Treasure.”  I wanted to save the extra $4-5 on this can of paint by going with the less expensive Glidden brand because I knew this wall would not stay blue for very long.

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

Four: Swap Out on Piece of Furniture

I swapped out an older grey chair for my new gold leopard bench by TOV Furniture. It makes the room feel a bit more open than having a chair with a high back. A bench is a versatile piece of furniture because I can move it around to different places in the house. For example, I can place it in my bedroom at the end of my bed or use it as extra seating at my dining room table if need be. If buying a new piece of furniture is not currently in your budget, consider listing current pieces on sites like OfferUp and Let Go to bring in some extra cash to put towards the new furniture you have your eye on.

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

Five: Move Furniture and Decor Around

Sometimes changing up a space is as simple as just moving things around. You can pull from different rooms around your house. Items such as artwork, an ottoman, a chair, lamps, plants, a rug, or shelves can easily be swapped. I moved my shelf that used to be on a completely different wall to the far left corner of the room.

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

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UPDATE: this has been postponed due to further notice due to the current virus going around.

How to Upgrade Your Living Room on a Budget with Z Gallerie: 5 Essential Tips by Home Decor Blogger Laura Lily , Z Gallerie Abstract Artwork

SHOP MY HOME DECOR

artwork: Z Gallerie
bar cart: Z Gallerie (also seen here)
Bench: TOV Furniture via Bed Bath & Beyond
books: Amazon
candle: Voluspa via Nordstrom
candle holders: Target
circular pillar candle holders: Z Gallerie
coasters: Home Goods
couch: Macy’s (similar here + here)
coffee table: Overstock.com
curtains: Bed Bath & Beyond
globe: Home Goods (similar)
gold leaves: Michael’s Craft Store (similar)
gold trays (on console): Home Goods (similar here here)
horse bookends: Home Goods
ottomans: Overstock.com
rug: Rugs USA (similar)
side table: Wayfair
shelf: Ikea (spray painted gold- similar)
throw pillows: Z Gallerie + Amara Home + Rodeo Home + Calvin Klein
votives: Z Gallerie
wine decanter: Z Gallerie
wine glasses: Z Gallerie

My Look: Bebe dress (old, last seen here) // Jimmy Choo shoes // Zara headband (last seen here) // Lisa Lerch Earrings // vintage ring & bracelet

I hope you enjoyed these tips on affordable ways to upgrade your living room with Z Gallerie! Make sure to check out my entertaining guides, bar car styling, and more decorating ideas under “HOME DECOR” in the top menu.

Photos by Jonny Villanueva

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