Give your home a new look by giving the busiest room in the house a makeover. The living room is where we hang out as a family, relax after a busy day, finish homework, and do just about everything else. Why not make over the living room this weekend? No need to buy new furniture! With a few simple tricks and ideas, you can enjoy a new room without spending a bundle.
Make over the sofa
The sofa is the largest piece of furniture in the room, so by changing the way it looks you'll refresh the entire room. Make over the sofa with a new slipcover, add accent pillows, or drape an attractive throw blanket over the back. Slide the seat cushions inside a pretty duvet cover and tuck the excess fabric inside the sofa. Not only will you add a "pop" of color, you'll also keep the fabric protected from beverage and food spills, too.
Make over the walls (without painting!)
Want a quick way to make over the living room without painting? Try adding wall appliques that can be removed, repositioned, and reused over and over again. Add a few simple decorative embellishments, a sentimental phrase, or change an entire wall with this temporary wall décor. They're available in most stores or can be special ordered online. No matter what type of design or style you enjoy, there's something for everyone, no matter what your budget.
Make over lamps and lampshades
You can really change the look of a room with new lamps and lampshades. But don't buy new! Save money by giving lamps a fresh new look with textured spray paint. Simply wipe them free of dust, take them outside, and repaint. No sanding required! Once they're dry, slipcover them. Slipcovers for lampshades? You betcha! Check out the fabulous prints and patterns from Frockz. This company offers stretchable, washable, fabric slipcovers that will completely transform the look of any lampshade.
Make over the room layout
This idea is absolutely free, but it goes a long way in changing the look and feel of any room. Change the layout of the room by moving furniture and accessories. Move the sofa, tables, chairs, and so on, to create a conversational seating area.
Bring in something new
Add something new and different to the space for an instant living room makeover. Bring in an unused dresser from an extra bedroom and use it for extra storage. Put an old checkerboard or chessboard to use as a unique table topper. Pull out that antique quilt you have stored away and change it into a focal point on the wall. In other words, do something different - you'll be amazed at how something so simple will make such a big difference.
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