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Five Affordable Tips to Spruce up Your Living Room

Quality family time, TV dinners, or entertaining guests – your living room sees a lot of action. You want to make sure it always looks inviting, comfortable and stylish. Here are five tips to give your space a makeover without breaking the bank.

Splash Some Paint on To Create an Accent Wall

Neutral shades like eggshell white or off- white create the illusion of space but you can always paint one wall a bright shade to give the room a pop of color. Choose yolk yellow if you have a room with a lot of sunlight or royal blue to offset some art you want to hang up.

Personalize Your Space

Your living room shouldn’t just reflect your tastes. It should tell a story about who you are and what interests you. A reader can set up an inexpensive bookshelf in the living room, while a traveler can use curios as décor or put up a world map with the places they’ve been to colored in.

Repurpose Old Furniture

Sanding down an old console and giving it a coat of paint will create a lovely distressed piece. You can also use a vintage trunk as seating. Always consider ways to update furniture and storage you already have.

Switch up The Furnishings

You can change the entire look of your living room by changing your curtains, throw cushions or throw blankets and it doesn’t cost a lot to do.

Layer Rugs Over Carpeting

You can break up a fully carpeted living room with area rugs that designate certain spaces as seating or entertainment areas. This is also an opportunity to create visual texture. Use rugs in a similar pattern or color to maintain a cohesive look

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