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Simple Living Room Decorating Ideas That Will Drastically Transform Your Space

You don't have to invest in a complete home makeover in order to transform your living space from drab to fab. The living room is the perfect place to start making simple improvements, as this is the space that we all tend to spend the most time in. Read on to find out how you can update your favorite room with these easy living room decorating ideas.
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Photography by: Thomas Loof

A Little Paint Goes a Long Way

Ah, paint. Whether you need to conceal the mysterious marks left on the wall by the last tenants or you just want to give your space a face-lift, there is nothing quite like the effect of a fresh coat of paint. Best of all, it's an easy way to transform your living room without breaking the bank. Perhaps one of the most common desires people have in regard to their living room is more space. Painting the room with cool shades that reflect light, like deep and natural blues, greens, and purples can have a depth amplifying effect.

 

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Reupholster Your Sunken Chairs

Yes, reupholstering an old chair or love seat may seem a bit daunting, but it is a far less expensive alternate to purchasing a brand-new one. You also don't need to be an expert sewer in order to pull off this project. Simply check out Martha Stewart's how-to video on reupholstering your vintage seating. For a less time-consuming project, reupholster your old decorative pillows instead. Either will give your room a fresh look.

 

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Create an Accent Wall

One of the best ways to express yourself in your living space is through the use of wallpaper. An accent wall is the perfect area for decorating with wallpaper. Your space will quickly transform to feeling grandiose and inviting. You might be hesitant to choose a dark shade, but when used sparingly, it can add sophistication to any space. Dare to be wild (while simultaneously adding intrigue to your space) and put up a fun wallpaper print in geometric patterns or graphic florals.

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Create a Hiding Place for Your TV

Is your TV taking center stage in your room? Want to keep the focus of the space on enjoying time with your family, rather than television entertainment? There are many ways to take the attention off of devices, such as carefully placed sliding barn doors, removable art work or mirrors, and DIY cabinets to name a few. There are so many fun ways to conceal your TV so you can let your decor do the talking.

 

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Photography by: Seth Smoot

Rethink the Standard Gallery Wall

Get your favorite dishes out of the cabinet and onto the wall! It's a great way to creatively display your treasured pieces and also makes quite an impact. Trade out your paintings or decorate your empty wall space with hooks that secure a collection of dainty, vintage plates, or opt for a more earthy look by hanging flat bottom baskets.

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