5 Inexpensive Ways to Give your Living Room a Makeover


Every end of year, I start getting the itch of changing up my living room. I either get bored with the color scheme or decide to move things around. Does this happened to you? It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to redecorate. Sometimes, something as little as changing the pillows on your sofa can change the entire look.

Here are 5 inexpensive ways you can give your living room a little makeover on a budget!

  • Before: Sofa 1 of 9
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    Here's a before look at my sofa. As you can see, it looks pretty dull, especially against the grey wall. 

  • Add Decorative Pillows 2 of 9
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    To make it "pop," I simply added a few decorative pillows. Decorative pillows are an easy and inexpensive way to give your sofa a little makeover. The cobalt blue pillows were only $9.99 at HomeGoods and stand out against the grey. I also found this yellow one from the new Jonathan Adler line for JCPenney for under $30. 

  • Before- Sofa 3 of 9
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    Here's a look at my other sofa. 

  • Add a Throw 4 of 9
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    If you don't want to add more pillows, consider adding a throw. Not only does it look nice, but it's perfect for those nights when you just want to snuggle up in your sofa and watch a movie. I bought this one at HomeGoods for $19.99! 

  • Before: Media Center 5 of 9
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    Here'a a before look at my media center, which, by the way, I scored at an amazing price from IKEA. 

  • Add Books 6 of 9
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    I love adding books as decor. Make sure you pick some that are coffee table size. You can find these at a bargain on eBay or Amazon. 

  • Add Some Fun Artwork 7 of 9
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    Artwork can easily add personality to your living room, especially if you have white walls. You also don't have to spend big bucks on artwork. I found this one at HomeGoods for under $20!


    The hubby loves New York, so since I have no plans on moving there anytime soon (I love Miami too much), I thought I'd bring a piece of New York to him. 

  • Before: Coffee Table 8 of 9
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    Here's a before look at my coffee table. 

  • Add Candles 9 of 9
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    Candles are super inexpensive and add a nice warm touch to your living room. You can find different ways to display them. Here, I used a black tray with decorative rocks I bought at Michael's for under $5. 

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

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