$500 Living Room Design


Living Room 500 NH

This is my second in a series of living room designs on a $500 budget. It includes 16 pieces of furniture and art on that budget. The total for these items came in at $498.

In case you don’t already know, I design rooms using various budgets, and I provide a Checklist with all of the links to purchase each piece in the design so that when you see a design that you like, you can easily order all of the pieces online. You won’t have to spend hours searching, matching, sizing, all while trying to stay within your budget – I do all of the hard work for you.

I went masculine with this design. My first living room design on a $500 budget was a coastal theme. I’ll do a feminine design next. I’ve also done a dining room design for under $500, and a couple of bedrooms for under $1,700. That was as low as I could get for a king size bedroom design.

Let me start with the art. The first piece is a straight forward abstract design. The second piece that has the horizontal stripes is an 18×18 piece, and it will need to be cut down to 18″ x 12″ to fit in the frame that I’ve chosen. I found a set of 2 12″x18″ frames for $15. It would have blown the budget to get a second frame to fit the 18×18 size.

Living Room 500 2 Art
The futon comes highly rated, and it’s perfect for overnight guests. It’s gray BTW.

Living Room 500 2 Futon

The slipper chair goes perfectly with the blues in the room and it’s only $90.

Living Room 500 2 slipper chair

The lamps come in several colors, but the gray matches the room the best out of all the color choices.

Living Room 500 2 Lamps

The coffee table is that same espresso tone as the TV stand and the ladder shelf.

Coffee Table

The end tables are a steal at $8 each. They are a perfect height for the futon too.

Living Room 500 2 end tables

The TV stand is really affordable at $29.

Living Room 500 2 TV StandThe Ladder Shelf is really affordable at $39. I remember when you couldn’t find these for less than $100

Living Room 500 2 Ladder Bookshelf

The pillows are a nice way to tie the colors in the art into the rest of the room.

Living Room 500 2 pillows

These pieces should fit in the smallest of living rooms, but always measure to make sure. If your living room is really large, you can always add additional pieces as your finances permit.

Each piece has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. There will be taxes on a few of these pieces, and each piece has either free shipping, or free ship to your local store.

The prices will change, but I leave them as I found them even if I notice they’ve gone up or down so that you will know whether to wait for a sale or buy a piece ASAP. 

I will check the links from time to time to make sure they don’t go bad, but if you see a bad link before I do, please gently let me know in the comments and I will fix it right away. Until next time.

Big hug,


$500 Coastal Living Room Checklist

Artwork 1 of 2 18″ x 12″ $10

Artwork 2 of 2 18″ x 18″ $5

Set of 2 18″ x 12″ Frames $13

Futon $158

Chair $90

Coffee Table $36

End Tables $8 each, 2 = $16

TV Stand $29

If the TV stand above isn’t available, here is a second option at a more affordable price.

TV Stand Option 2 $15

Ladder Shelf $39

Lamps $30 each, 2 = $60

Pillows Blue & Green $15 Set, 4 = $30

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