$500 Family Room Facelift

Give your family room a facelift for less than $500 with these sensational steals!

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Ground the space with an area rug. Sisal is inexpensive, always looks great and means you don't have to commit to a particular colour palette! Tarnby rug ($149, Ikea)

Accent pillows are a fantastic way to brighten up a space and show off your personality, so be bold and mix and match! throw pillows ($75, West Elm)

Big box stores offer all kinds of lighting options. We found this chic treat at Walmart! accent lamp ($25, Walmart)

Create a feature wall with some global flair. Pair store-bought steals with treasures from your own travels. Save even more money by displaying your favourite photos in budget-friendly frames. Ribba frames (from $10 ea., Ikea), Papier-Mâché large antlers ($31, West Elm) and Zambian Plateau baskets (from $12 ea., One World Projects)

Hit up your local paint store's mis-tint section for great deals on paint—up to 50% off! discount paint and stain ($35)

Ta-dah! Total spent: just $499.

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Bonus bucks? If you've got some more room in your budget, flank the coffee table with two upholstered chairs to fill out the space. Everett upholstered chair (from $530 ea., West Elm)