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Updating Your Living Room, Without Spending A Fortune? (It Can Be Done!)

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Luckily, there’s a way to update your living room without rinsing your savings! Read on to find out more.

It can feel like a constant battle when you are trying to keep your main living area up to date with the latest trends. The reason for this is that it seems these days, fashions for the home change almost as fast as clothes and makeup do! Of course, the main problem that arises is that it can cost a fortune to follow all of the home decor trends, money that most families just don’t have going spare. Here are some ways to make your living room up to date without spending too much.

A quick coat of paint

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One of the cheapest and fastest ways you can update your living room is by applying a fresh coat of paint. In fact, you can change the entire ambience of a room by doing just this!

If you want a room to appear lighter and brighter, you can change the color on the walls to white. This will reflect as much light as possible and give you that modern, bright interior that is so on trend right now. Of course, the additional benefit of this choice is that white paint tends to be the cheapest. And of course, doing the painting yourself saves on labour costs.

Alternatively, if you want to create a more intimate and cozy, even luxurious atmosphere, going for a darker paint can work wonders. In fact, a very dark grey teamed with other warmer tones can create a womb-like space that it’s easy to relax in no matter what is going on outside.

Saving money on new furniture

Of course, replacing some or all of the furniture item in your living room can help you create an on-trend look. Sadly doing so can be expensive, although this does not have to be the case if you know some smart tactics for saving on brand new pieces.

One such tactic is to buy from one of the online furniture stores that offer free delivery (yes, such stores do exist!). As we all know how expensive delivery can be, this can lead to some pretty big savings. Basically the price you see online is what you pay, and not a penny more.

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Alternatively, you may wish to go to a real-life furniture showroom and see if they have any display pieces that they are willing to discount. The reason being that these are often lightly used, but still in great condition.

Upcycling

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Finally, if you want another way of saving money when decorating your living space, why not try your hand at upcycling? Upcycling is basically where you take an old item and update it, and use it again.

Of course, the financial benefit of doing this is that you can get some very cheap pieces from a thrift store or online auctions, and with a little elbow grease transform them into contemporary and stylish pieces. You’ll also be doing your bit for the environment because it means less stuff will end up in landfill, so upcycling really is a win-win situation.

These are just a few ways you can update your living area without splashing out too much money! What are some other ways you like to transform your living space on a budget?

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