If money woes or the recent crazy weather 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. Time to show it some love. 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:
Or hit yard sales or unfinished wood stores for a matching pair of bookcases to fake the look of built-ins:
Add some style underfoot with a graphic rug:
Clear the clutter and creatively style your bookshelves:
Turn dollar store hula hoops into a funky chandelier:
Give new life to an old bench by turning it into 2 side tables:
Or give the room a whole new vibe by painting the floors:
What do you think, ready to give your family room or den a budget-friendly makeover? Then, check out more smart chic living room ideas here.