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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: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:Fake Built-In Bookcases

 Add some style underfoot with a graphic rug:Add a Graphic Rug

Clear the clutter and creatively style your bookshelves:Tidy Up Your Bookshelves

Turn dollar store hula hoops into a funky chandelier:Make a Hula Hoop Chandelier

Give new life to an old bench by turning it into 2 side tables:
Repurpose an Antique

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

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    This house is very lovely particularly the home theatre. It reminds me of the nice home theatre installation in Perth for our vacation house and how perfectly it fits the entertainment room. The interior of the house also complements the home theatre system.

  3. Janina S. says:

    My dad found a property for sale in East London. We want to have a vacation there soon but we still need to design and buy furniture first. I will take note of your suggestions so that I can do this for our new house.

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H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...


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