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The living room is one of the main rooms in your house. A space to spend time with the family and host friends who come to visit. Updating your living room can seem like a big and expensive challenge. However, it does not have to be. There are several ways you can update and breathe new life into your living room without having to change everything or break the bank.

Whether you wish to keep up with design trends or simply update a tired living space, these inexpensive ideas will give your living room a fresh new look.


For an instant update, a well-placed rug can add interest and really tie a room together. Rugs are a very versatile accessory, they come in all shapes and sizes and can be used to add color and style to any room. You can even lay them over a carpet to define an area. Oriental rugs are very popular. With so many designs and colors to choose from you are sure to find a rug that compliments the style you want to go for.


Paint is one of the first things people think of when decorating. A change of wall color can make a dramatic difference to a room. It is a simple and relatively affordable way you can use to quickly revamp your living room. There is an array of different shades to choose from and you do not necessarily need to change the color on every wall. Creating an accent wall or adding patterns or borders to the room can also add a fresh new look.


Artwork can have a big impact on the look and feel of your living room. Simply rearranging existing artwork or adding a new piece can revitalize the room. It does not have to be expensive pieces of art. Framing your favorite photographs or displaying an interesting poster can add a new look to your walls.

Throw Pillows

Want to update your sofa but cannot afford a new one? No problem, take a hint from interior designers and use throw pillows to give your living room a fresh new look. With throw pillows trending in 2018 there are so many different styles to choose from. Whether you want luxury velvet, floral inspired prints or to add a bit of fun with emoji throw pillows you are sure to find the perfect way to update your living space.



Furniture can be an expensive investment; however, you do not need to overhaul everything in the living room. Changing your coffee table or adding a unique chair can do wonders to update the space on a budget. It does not need to match your existing furniture. Something unique or unconventional adds interest and your personal style to the room. Vintage shops or markets can be a great source for unique items. Rearranging the layout is another simple way to use furniture to change the look of the room.

Light Fixtures

Lighting can dramatically affect the feel and look of a room. Changing the light shades or adding a beautiful new lamp can change the mood. There are so many different options for light shades and lamp styles. You can play with color, shapes and texture to easily change the look of your room.

There are many ways to update your living room without the need to spend a fortune. Simple changes or adding accessories can quickly update the look of a space. With a little bit of time and money, you can easily create a stylish new room to enjoy with friends and family.