Five Simple Ways to Make Your Living Area Look New - Without Spending a Dime

Create A Larger Living Space

Your living space can easily become boring if you do not make changes regularly. Do you have a living space in your home that you want to change? Do you want your living area to look larger and more exciting? Do you want your living space to look new? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place.

In my home, my living room and dining room connect – it is one large space. You get the picture. For several months I had been thinking about moving the rug from my dining area to my living room area. In my mind I could visualize what the final look would be. With the help of my sons, we became “one momma and two sons” moving company.

Create a larger space free of clutter
Create a larger space free of clutter | Source
  • Rearrange The Furniture and Remove Clutter.
  • This is a tried and true change. The goal of seating is to make it conversational – so move the pieces close but far enough to enjoy some space between. Use your ottoman (or coffee table) for the center and the effect is beautiful.
  • I think you will agree with this method of creating space. Remove anything in the room that does not belong or enhance the look you want. Remove anything that distracts from the beauty of your room. Now the room flows and is pleasant to the eye.
  • A neutral color sofa does wonders for a room. You can always add color to your area through your rug, window treatments, or pictures.

Combine two scarfs - layer one over the other in the dining room
Combine two scarves - layer one over the other in the dining room | Source
  • Exchange Window Treatments. Take the window scarf from one room to the other room – just switch – my oldest son helped with this move. Take the dining room scarf and place it in the living room over the blinds. Let the scarf drop a little into the blinds – this makes for a dramatic look. Take two scarves and put them in the dining room over the window – covering the window. Place one scarf over the other – and you have an elegant window treatment.

Put the smaller rug in the dining area and rotate the table
Put the smaller rug in the dining area and rotate the table | Source
Take your larger rug and put it in your living room
Take your larger rug and put it in your living room | Source
  • Move your area rug from one space to another space. We discovered that when we moved the largest rug from the dining room to the living room – it not only made the room look larger, but it also made the room look new. The rug brought the furniture together and gave it a warm and inviting look. The living room rug is now in the dining area.

 

  • Turn your dining room table in the opposite direction. Instead of being vertical, change the table in a horizontal direction. The look is amazing. By turning the table in a horizontal direction, more space was created – now the whole room looks larger.  Since the dining area and living area are open - the new direction of the dining table makes it look more private and intimate.  The 90 degree turn increased the space, yet still created a nice change.

 

 

Take the scarf that from the Dining area and drape over the Living area Blinds
Take the scarf that from the Dining area and drape over the Living area Blinds | Source
Jasper and Benjamin Partner with Mom to create an improved living space
Jasper and Benjamin Partner with Mom to create an improved living space | Source
  • Use What You Have. I did not purchase one item to make these changes. I had everyhing I needed in two rooms. I had the furniture, scarves, area rugs, and a vision of what I wanted. The soft green scarf gave the living room the final touch - whereby creating a soft calming look. Take a look around your home and try some things out, you will be amazed at the difference small changes can make in decorating your home.

Cheap Decorating Tips

Room 
Updates 
Cost 
Living Room 
Switch Area Rug from Another Room
$0 
Dining Room 
Rotate Table 90 Degrees 
$0 
Family Room 
Remove Clutter 
$0 
Living Room
Drape a Scarf Over Blinds
$0

Living Room Decorating Ideas

One Momma and Two Sons Moving Company

My youngest son was the architect – sketching out the plan of attack.  My eldest son provided the height needed to position the window treatments - and I helped in any way I could. The results of our creative design turned out far greater than we anticipated. We were amazed at the space we had created and the room makeover that looks new.....without spending a dime! 

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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Hello toknowinfo, thanks for stopping by. You are welcome - I really do appreciate your up and awesome. See you around!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Inspiring hub. Thanks for all your great tips. Rated up and awesome.


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

sofs, I am glad you like the simle advise. Momma and Sons Company will be glad to take it on the road for a small fee...lol. Glad you read and enjoyed this hub!

Thanks much!!


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sofs 5 years ago

I like the simple advise, take what you have and turn it around to get a lovely new look. I like the momma and son company too:) Do you do moving around the globe..hey just kidding:) That is what I do, get my two boys to help me. I enjoyed your hub!!


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

revmjm, I am no decorator - I just took a stab at it. I mimmicked what I saw. And yes, the price is right! I'll give you a toot when I make it to Richmond.

Thanks for your stop by.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

Wow! I like your interior decorating ideas. And best of all I like the price. Nice house! Let me know when you are in the Richmond, VA area!


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks LadyE, I hope Spring weather hurry and arrive here in Michigan. Thanks for your comment about the credit card - don't want to use plastic if we don't have too.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Great ideas - especially as spring is coming up. It's also good Karma when we de-clutter.

Thanks for this.... and I don't need to take out the Credit card. :)

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