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Budget Living/Dining Do Over


Make your living/dining room come together on a $1,500 budget with these transformative tips and tricks!

Bargain finds for a living/dining room.

For a fresh start, paint the trim in a crisp, clean white. That, along with a new coat of paint, is an quick, easy way to transform any room. Benjamin Moore Aura paint in Cumulus Cloud (1550) and Super White (approx. $40, at Pottery Barn)

For instant visual interest, wallpaper the walls. It's a great way to unify a large, open space like a combination living/dining room. The Ringwold Papers BP 1638 ($254/roll, Farrow & Ball)

Look to big box home building centres for inexpensive and impactful lighting. Thomasville Lighting Piedmont Collection Antique Bronze pendant ($234, at Home Depot) and Martha Stewart Living Baluster lamp ($77, at Home Depot)

Simple dining chairs with clean, crisp lines revive a dated dining table and bring new life to the space. Hendriksdal chairs ($80 ea., Ikea)

Art and accessories really complete a space. Fresh pillows add new life to an old sofa, while inexpensive art brings lightness to the walls. Seafoam vase ($25), White Crackle vase ($15) and Dark Green Textured vase ($30, all Indigo); Cambria dinnerware in Mint (from $24, Pottery Barn); Butterflies Quattro artwork ($84, Walmart); patterned throw pillow and Jacobean floral pillow ($80, at Etsy).

Total spent? Less than $1,500!

Rendering of a made over living/dining room.


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