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30 Living Room Design Ideas for Any Budget

Whether your budget is small change or big bills, these 30 designer tips will help you boost your living room's style.

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Rearrange the Furniture

For the least expensive update of all, just work with what you've got. A new furniture arrangement will do wonders in updating your living room's look and functionality. Grab a friend and start moving pieces around until you find an arrangement that's ideal for conversing or watching movies. Don't forget to "shop" other rooms for pieces that might be just right for your new living room.

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Create Eye-Catching Vignettes

Try this simple update without spending a dime. Round up like-colored accessories to create a pleasing vignette on your coffee or console table. Grouping similar accessories together makes them feel like a collection and yields a bigger design impact.

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Declutter Your Bookcases

Built-in bookshelves in a deep shade of gray make a bold statement in this contemporary living room. Blue accessories stand out and add a punch of personality, along with rows of colorful books.
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Photo: Jessica Delaney Photography. From: Beth Bourque.

Light It Up

Consider adding new light fixtures to brighten up your living space. Whether a glamorous chandelier or simple recessed lights, the right lighting is key to showing off a beautiful design. Here, designer Beth Bourque hangs a nickel light fixture beside the sofa for a much needed reading light.

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