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Shop Your House- Living Room Makeover for Free

I’m joining up again with the Thrifty Style Team to bring you a low or no-cost decorating idea! When designing a space, or decorating a room,I am a big believer in practicing what I preach, and shopping my home first! It’s important to shop your home as the first step in a new look, because most of us have enough stuff already tucked around in attics and in basements. We have a ton of stuff in our garage, which we affectionately refer to as “fire hazard number 1”. With this method, it was easy to do a Living Room Makeover for Free. It just meant being creative and doing a little furniture shifting.

Winter after holiday living room with touches of white and rustic boho decor


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Since 2008, we’ve always had the yellow couch my dad grew up on in our living room and another vintage couch. We had both of them recovered  because the original fabric was so brittle.  I wanted a fresh look,and they’ve both taken quite the beating over the last 11 years. A few years ago, we put new furniture in our sub-level space, and I thought, swapping the couches out might be a great way to get a brand new look without spending a single penny.

No Money Living Room makeover for an entirely new look.

The hardest part was navigating the sub-level stairs with the couches and the tight corners. We did pretty well though, We had to jockey one couch into one space before we move the other one in. We managed to wrangle them up and down to make the swap with minimal swearing, so that was a plus.

Once we had everything up, it all clicked into place and then I loved it so much, I wondered why we hadn’t done it sooner!

Boho natural Mid-century Modern Inspired Living Room

I kept the gray chair upstairs because it went so well with the couch. It really makes the whole room look so much more cohesive!  I also moved my poor palm tree from downstairs. He just wasn’t getting enough light, as you can see he’s a little brown one leaf. I’ll probably trim that off as a new one comes up. You can find a similar pot he is in here.

Boho modern living room with plants

I added a olive tree to a large basket from another room on the coffee table (that’s been shuffled up and down the stairs quite a bit.).

Abstract art , olive tree in basket, andand midcentry chair

On the other wall, I placed the gray chair that was already in the living room under one of my abstract art pieces.  You can find a similar abstract here.

Love this living room with plants and colorful rug, swap furniture and shop your home in this living room makeover for free idea!

I would like to change the curtains out and get something a little more geometric, but that doesn’t fit into the living room makeover for free theme today, so it will be on my future list.

Mantel decor with brass candle sticks, white vases and dried grasses

On the mantel, I restyled it with some white vases I had from around the house, and kept my brass candle sticks.

Restyled mantel decor with brass candle sticks, white vases, and bunny tail grass

I hung an art piece from Minted from a few years ago that had been hanging in our entry way. I absolutely love how versatile it’s been, I’ve pretty much had it all over our house.

Abstract art from Minted used in Boho Modern Living Room Makeover

I love how by just swapping the furniture between rooms, I get an entirely new room! I’m now refreshing the downstairs with all of the moved upstairs furniture, so I’ll have that to show you soon!

Make sure to visit the other blogger’s on the Thrifty Style Team to see their ideas!







    1. Thank you so much! I think there is so much we can do with things we already have!

  1. I am getting ready to purchase a new sofa, but feeling uninspired on how to change up the WHOLE look and feel in my living room.
    After seeing the small ways you freshened up your room, I can’t wait to get started.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you! It’s always fun to change up everything and get a fresh new look! I can’t wait to see when it’s done!

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