09/30/2015 12:16 EDT

14 Ways To Add Life To Your Living Room Decor

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Between watching TV, working, hanging out, even eating, we spend a lot of time in our living rooms. But because we see these rooms so often, it can be hard to notice when they start to look a bit blah.

But a room can be both functional and fashionable, and your living room is no exception. We’re not telling you to run out and replace your couch or buy a huge new TV — though we won’t argue if that’s in your budget and plans. We just want you to know that there are plenty of inexpensive DIY ways to add some new life to your living room. You may even be able to put off those big-ticket purchases for the room a little longer by making a few small-but-meaningful changes.

So think about where you could add something to your walls, or pick a bold new shade to add to your decor. Assess your storage needs and decide if you need a magazine rack, another end table, or a whole new bookshelf made with your own hands. And have a little fun, because the best thing about these 14 easy fixes for your living room blahs is that they’re cheap and simple enough to change or scrap if they don’t quite work — but we bet they will.

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