Choosing the right accessories and décor items for your drawing room can be a rather overwhelming task, especially if you are striving to stay under budget. Traditionally, drawing rooms in Pakistan have three-seater and two-seater sofas, coffee table, side tables, media centre with a television, bookshelf, serving trolleys, area rugs, luxe curtains, decorative pieces and a host of other items. Although this space is generally meant to entertain guests for a short period of time, you must decorate your drawing room in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
To help you figure out how to decorate a drawing room on a small budget, we have listed down the average starting prices of some of the most important décor items that can instantly brighten up your space and add value to your overall home design. In other words, this guide consists of drawing room decoration ideas that will cost you PKR 90,000 or less.
However, before we begin, please note that basic drawing room furniture such as sofa sets, coffee table, side tables, bookshelf, and the media centre is not included in this amount.
How to Decorate Your Drawing Room under PKR 90,000
Let’s take a look at some of the most budget-friendly drawing room décor ideas that will spruce up your space without putting much strain on your wallet.
Regardless of how many sofas you have in your drawing room, it is always a good idea to elevate the look of your space and add some personality to it by incorporating a contemporary yet chic accent chair into your décor. These chairs serve as the focal point of any room and stand out from the rest of the furniture due to their unique colours and designs.
There are quite a few different types of accent chairs available in the market, though armchairs, wingback chairs, chesterfield chairs, barrel chairs, and butterfly chairs appear to be some of the most popular options among homeowners in Pakistan.
If you are looking to decorate your drawing room on a budget, you can find a pair of accent chairs for as low as PKR 40,000.
Placing some beautiful throw pillows on your sofa and accent chair can instantly freshen up your décor. It is not only one of the most creative ways to add colour to your home but also adds depth and texture to any room. Depending on your preference and chosen theme, you can buy a wide variety of mix-and-match throw pillow covers in bulk for rather cheap and then rotate them on a regular basis to keep your drawing room looking brand new all around the year.
Buying throw pillows for your drawing room will cost you about PKR 2,000 if you want to stay under budget.
A drawing room is incomplete without a luxurious area rug or carpet. As you may already know, some of the most popular carpet trends of 2021 include eco-chic, maximalist, jewel tones and geometric patterns. So, if you are someone who likes to stay on top of the latest trends, then you should consider investing in one of these options for your home.
However, if you are looking for options that are budget-friendly and long-lasting, buying rugs made of synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic and nylon are probably your best bets. These rugs have a smooth surface, are soft to touch, and you can find them in a variety of hues and patterns in any carpet shop across the city.
Since a good quality carpet costs an average of about PKR 200 per sq ft, you can purchase a small rug for your drawing room within the range of PKR 8,000.
For more information, please take a look at our guide on different types and textures of carpets in Pakistan.
A tea trolley or serving trolley is one of the most functional items you can add to your drawing room. These charming trolleys are perfect to serve tea, snacks and food items to guests sitting around the drawing room. They come with small wheels and may have two to three tiers.
Now, the price of these trolleys varies substantially depending on their style and material. For instance, you can buy a chic chrome double-tiered trolley with glass shelves for upward of PKR 40,000, while a laminated trolley of the same size will cost you as low as PKR 8,000.
When it comes to buying curtains, you need to take two things into account: the fabric and the style. You must choose between casual, modern, traditional and contemporary curtains before deciding on the number of panels and the length of the curtains. You can read all about different styles and types of curtains in our detailed guide on the topic.
As far as the fabric is concerned, cotton and polyester are ideal curtain materials to decorate your drawing room on a budget. The price of unstitched cotton and polyester is around PKR 350 per yard. You can also check out unstitched linen, nylon, and net, which costs about PKR 450 per yard on average. In case you want to opt for a more expensive fabric, consider buying unstitched velvet for approximately PKR 650 per yard or invest in unstitched silk blend curtains that cost around PKR 1,100 per yard.
If your drawing room has a standard-size window, you can easily buy a pair of good quality curtains in synthetic material for around PKR 8,000.
Every drawing room needs a chandelier or large pendant light to illuminate the space while making your décor look elegant and luxurious. Since you are looking to decorate your drawing room under PKR 90,000, it is suggested to spend around PKR 10,000 to 12,000 on the light fixtures. Generally, you can find a medium-sized geometric pendant light for as low as PKR 6,000. The cost of two wall sconces also comes to a whopping PKR 6,000.
If you are interested in learning more about choosing the best type of lighting for each room in your house, our comprehensive guide on the topic will surely help you out.
Last but not least, you can allocate a budget of PKR 10,000 for accessories and decorative items. This may include wall art, photo frames, scented candles, mirrors and other types of decorative items to add a touch of glamour to your décor. Most popular furniture brands offer end-of-year sales on these home décor items, so keep an eye out for such deals. You can also check the clearance section of your favourite gift and furniture shops to find pieces that are both inexpensive and would go well with your drawing room design.
Granted, you may not be able to purchase a lot of high-quality items for PKR 10,000, therefore, it is suggested to start small and add more items to your drawing room as time goes by.
There you have it, the ultimate guide on how to decorate your drawing room on a low budget. If you want to share your suggestions and feedback on the topic, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing at email@example.com.
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