Whether you’re planning to redecorate your living room or update it on the budget, there’s one thing that almost seems not negotiable – a sofa.
It happens to also be one of the most expensive items in the living room and one that’s hard to update or refresh on a regular basis without spending a lot of money or hassle of getting rid of your old one.
Did you ever think that a sofa is not a must for your living space? That there are plenty of other alternatives that are equally fit for the purpose, but much more fun and cheaper to obtain?
Let us introduce you to just a few of them here!
1. Bean Bags
If you want to create a casual and relaxed feel in your living space, bean bags are a cost-effective and fun way to do it.
They come in a range of sizes, colors, and materials, so no matter what your taste or style is, you will find one that fits just perfectly.
Bean bags have the added benefit that they easily adapt to your body, making sitting super comfortable. You can also choose from a range that has a waterproof coating, making them the perfect alternative for outdoor benches or uncomfortable outdoor furniture.
2. Floor Cushions
Floor cushions are not just for your dog or cat! They come in human size too!
Floor cushions are a hit especially in the summer months when you can use them in your garden for your picnic table set up or as an informal get-together with friends.
But they can do much more than that! They are the perfect hassle-free alternative for small houses or apartments, where the sofa would take up half of the living space. Cushions can be customized and made in a fabric of your choice, and updated as often as you like, creating a new look and feel for the room each time.
Bonus points – kids love cushions! They love to hang on on the floor already, and providing a soft cuddly cushion to sit on for their play is certainly going to be a welcome upgrade.
3. Palette Wood Furniture
If you’ve been around Pinterest, you’ve seen the craze also known as palette wood furniture. It’s extremely popular these days as almost anyone, with zero DIY skills, can put together simple furniture with what’s usually considered a waste material.
If you’re looking to replace a sofa, you can build a similar structure against the wall in your living room, and move it anywhere you like easily. The build doesn’t cost a fortune and anyone can do it!
If you get bored with it and want to change your space, simply get rid of it and replace it with chairs or anything else.
So, did you get inspiration for your next project? We certainly hope so!