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How to Completely Update a Room by Simply Changing One Thing

Everyone has that one room in their house that they don’t know what to do with. For whatever reason, something’s not clicking. The walls look drab, the decor looks bland or outdated, and the room just looks sad. You wish you could afford a full head-to-toe renovation where you can knock out a wall or rip out the carpet, but you don’t have that kind of time or money. If only you could just transform a room by just snapping your fingers like Mary Poppins.

Although you can’t do a full remodel without some serious elbow grease, you can transform a room easily by just doing a few simple changes. Is your room boring and bland? Add a splash of color with an accent wall. Is your room feeling cold and boring? Brighten up the space with some indoor plants. You’ll be surprised how easily you can revamp a whole room with just a few little tweaks.

And if you’re thinking about money, all of these changes are not only easy — they’re cheap. In fact, you can easily give your entire living room a makeover with $50 or less. Hit up the weekend thrift market to find little accent pieces for your wall or your tables. Go to online stores like Amazon or even eBay to find affordable throw pillows and blankets to liven up an old couch. Check out sites like RetailMeNot to find deals and coupon codes to use while online shopping for your items too. As you find these pieces and start redesigning your space, you’ll quickly learn that transforming your dull room isn’t nearly as hard as you thought.

However, for you more visual learners, check out the gallery below to see before-and-after photos of rooms that look so much better after changing just one thing.

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