Staycationing? Update Your Living Room on the Cheap

Breath new life into your living room with these budget-friendly update ideas.
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If money woes has you vacationing at home this summer, now's a great time to tackle some of the updates you've been putting off. Let’s start in the living room — after all,  it’s where you gather with family and friends and often the first room people see when entering your home. To get you started, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite living room updates that will add a lot of style for just a little cash. 

With some lumber and trim, you could update your fireplace surround

Eclectic Living Room

Eclectic Living Room

©Layla Palmer

Layla Palmer

Or hit yard sales or unfinished wood stores for a matching pair of bookcases to fake the look of built-ins

Built In Storage

Built In Storage

Add some style underfoot with a graphic rug:

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Blue Sofa and Chaise and Graphic Rug

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Blue Sofa and Chaise and Graphic Rug

Clear the clutter and creatively style your bookshelves

White Open Shelving With Mounted Antlers

White Open Shelving With Mounted Antlers

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Turn dollar store hula hoops into a funky chandelier

Hula Hoop Chandelier

Hula Hoop Chandelier

Give new life to an old bench by turning it into two side tables

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Or give the room a whole new vibe by painting the floors:

Painted Wood Floor in White, Cottage Bedroom

Painted Wood Floor in White, Cottage Bedroom

15 (Almost!) Free Living Room Updates

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Bring the Beach Home

Spell It Out

Punch Up the Color

Focus on the Floors

Light It Up For Less

Make Time to DIY

Get Framed

Add Nail-Head Trim

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Make It Work

Trendy and Thrifty

Divide and Conquer

Add Drama With Stencils

Repurpose Antiques

Ready-Made Meets Custom

Corral the Clutter

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