At one point or another, all of us have found ourselves sitting in our living room and wishing we could afford to remodel the place. Wishful thinking, right? It takes thousands of dollars to remodel only one room in the house, and even if we had those thousands of dollars, there are about a million other things that would need to be taken care of before sprucing up the living room even made it onto the list. This is a common frustration for homeowners. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways that you can spruce up a room by making minor changes without really breaking the bank.

One great way to change the appearance of your living room without spending a ton of money is to buy new curtains and new curtain rods. You can find some very reasonably priced curtains at both department stores and discount stores. It might surprise you just how different new window treatments can make the room look. There are all kinds of curtain rods with finials at the end that add an extra decorative touch to the room. Your new window treatments might change both the color and the quality of light in your living space, giving some newness to the room.

A new throw rug is another great way to change the look of a room without tearing down any walls or spending a ridiculous amount of money. There are lots of places where throw rugs are very reasonably priced. Look for tent sales and department store sales on nice rugs. A rug can be plain and monochromatic, but it can also be a fun and eclectic addition to a room if you have plain furniture. A patterned rug with a fun, colorful print can add some excitement to a boring room quickly.

One way that technology can help you find the best possible curtain types and rugs for your space is by comparing a picture of your living room to pictures of curtains and rugs you find online. When you look at pictures side by side, you should be able to get a good idea of whether or not they will match or you will like them. It is essential when choosing window treatments to find ones that are either as sheer or as opaque as you prefer. Some people love light streaming through their windows, while others hate the idea of being seen by their neighbors, so this has to be factored in.

It is possible to have new and exciting additions to a room without putting a huge dent in your bank account. Even these small changes can make a huge difference in the way that you and your family perceive the room that you spend so much time in. Making small changes little by little is a great way to keep your home an exciting place to be that you are enthusiastic about. Making continuous small improvements to your home helps to keep you motivated about its overall upkeep.

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