Little Ways to Update Your Living Room
Ready for a change, but not prepared for a total style overhaul? Try one of these easy living room updates, including quick furniture makeovers, simple design swaps, and no-cost refreshes.
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A little storage can go a long way in making a living room feel renewed. Use spare glass containers to corral office supplies or small toys. Large baskets or boxes conceal papers and magazines in style. Stack them on a bookshelf for easy access that saves on floor space.
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Consider Your Coffee Table
A coffee table is often the centerpiece of a living room. Swap out its display seasonally to showcase your personal style. Favorite books, fresh flowers, and treasured travel mementos all make fashionable contenders for your coffee table update.
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Stuck in a style rut? Simply swap out your living room's photographs or paintings. For a quick fix, keep your gallery wall arrangement or picture frames and change out the images for new artwork of the same size.
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Improve with Paint
Give boring wood furniture a fresh (and fast!) facelift with paint. Try the fun dip-dye technique featured here, or update with a single bold color.
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Reupholster a Chair
A worn chair with good bones can easily be rescued with reupholstery. Pick a fun fabric and use your creativity to give flea market finds a modern look.
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Consider rearranging your bookshelves for a no-cost living room refresh. Gather a variety of collectibles in a similar color scheme and place them between books for loose symmetry. Other options include arranging books by color and presenting collections in groups of three.
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Swap Out Lighting
Lighting has the ability to set a mood, make a small space appear larger, and illuminate a color scheme. Consider swapping existing bulbs with LED versions to brighten a dark living room. Other simple updates include trading lampshades, painting the base of a floor lamp, or incorporating a new ceiling fixture.
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Fashion a space that's both happy and healthy by integrating plenty of lush, green plants. Small trees make a blank corner instantly chic, while small indoor varieties update surfaces like side tables and consoles.
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