Update your Living Room for Under $500

Updating the look of your living room doesn’t have to be expensive. If you just want an update, or are selling your home, there’s a lot you can do for $500 or less.

Recycle and Reuse. Before you buy something new for your living room, check to see what is already in your home that can work in the space. Rearrange art and furniture and re-purpose items.

  1. $15 to 75: Accessories: New throw pillows and blankets, a new piece of art or potted plant can also make a living room seem more put together. With the growing popularity of DIY television, it’s easier than ever to find affordable items.
  2. $20 – $150: Lighting. Whether it’s a floor lamp or pair of table lamps, lighting can say a lot about a room. Look for brass or bronze lamps for a classic look, or aluminum for a modern feel.
  3. $50 and up: Slipcover your furniture. Instead of recovering your couch, get an affordable slip cover in a neutral color. A slip cover will cost a fraction of a new couch and they are designed to fit snugly over a variety of furniture styles.
  4. $50 to $150: Paint. A new coat of paint in a room is an affordable transformation. Painting an accent wall or trim can drastically update the space. You can repaint furniture, shelves or picture frames for a similar update or splash of color.
  5. $50 and up: Drapes: Insulating the windows and add a finishing touch to the room with curtains in a variety of fabrics and styles. Make a small or short room expand by hanging a curtain rod with long drapes above the window.

When you’re ready to sell your home, we can help get you negotiate the best possible agreement and navigate the current real estate market. Call us today at 561-404-5350 or visit us online at www.towneandcountryre.com.