32 cheap & easy ways to refresh every room in your home

Before you start, it’s a good idea to clear any clutter you may have. If you tend to hoard, you may want to begin your refresh by donating or throwing away items you no longer use.

Your living room is a gathering place. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just your kids, it should feel inviting and reflect your style, yet also be functional and versatile.

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A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any living space. Picking neutrals like white or beige ensures a clean and timeless look.

Statement furniture

If you don’t have the budget to buy all new furniture, you may want to consider picking one or two new pieces, such as a statement chair or a unique coffee table, that will update your space.

Area rug

A quality rug can anchor a room and add a subtle splash of color. It’s also a good idea to make sure it’s sturdy enough to handle high traffic.


Installing dimmers can enable you to adjust the lighting depending on the mood you’re trying to set. Some new floor and table lamps can also allow you to subtly adjust lighting.

Clutter containment

If you still have a lot of “stuff” after your initial purge, you may want to consider storing it in decorative receptacles such as woven baskets or a storage ottoman.