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Revamp Your Living Room for Under $500

3. Define your Own Art ($20 – $100)

Art is always welcome in any room, but it is expensive and not something you can toss in and out of your home.

  • Consignment stores are great places to buy art pieces that are inexpensive.
  • Arranging traditional and classic photos is a cheap way to dress up your walls.† You can use a configuration of various sizes and colors. All you need is some empty frames, a computer and a printer.
  • Read more budget artwork ideas.

4. Floral/Plant Arrangements ($20-$50)

Plant arrangements are great to add to a room. Try something different even with plants:

  • A small collection of succulents
  • A colorful variation of cacti
  • A Bonsai
  • Replace the container if you donít want to change the plant or just add a bunch of fresh flowers if you will be entertaining.

5. Window Treatments ($100)

Donít be intimidated by window treatments.† Many retailers sell a variety of inexpensive options. One way to make unique and exotic window treatments is to purchase sari fabric from an Indian market (there are Indian food and home product markets in most major cities in America). They have a lot of yardage and come in many inspiring colors and patterns.

6. Slip Covers and Throw pillows ($30-$150)

Slip covers are life savers when it is time to salvage that couch you love, and inexpensive when compared to buying new furniture. They come in a lot of colors and universal sizes that fit most sofas. Add throw pillows to contrast the slip cover.

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11:58AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Great tips. I like to keep my walls fairly neutral in color and that way you can use different slip cover and pillows on the furniture to add color and change. Having different pillows and slipcovers for the different seasons is also a lot of fun.

12:45PM PDT on Sep 30, 2011


8:32AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

When redecorating a room on a budget it's great to be a bit handy as well. Garage sales and antique shops often sell out inexpensive vintage and worn furniture that can easily be restored or made into something completely new.

Also if you have two pieces of furniture that don't match such as lamps or end tables, try painting them or giving them other personal touches that link them together that way.

11:34AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

great tips, many thanks.

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