The living room
or den is where everyone gathers to visit, watch television, listen to music and play cards or games, and it should be comfortable and inviting. Show your personality by painting the walls a new color. Try painting one wall a bold color to accent the neutral tones of the room. Purchase new throw pillows in complementary colors to accent the room. If you don't like your picture frames, paint them a contrasting color to the photo inside the frame. Changing window treatments creates a dramatic effect in many instances. Many curtain styles are available to choose from.Visit flea markets and garage sales for different furniture. With a little cleaning and refurbishing to your personal taste, new furniture is born. Good, sturdy furniture pieces are gems in the rough at garage sales and flea markets and often are overlooked.Make new tables with large vases and a round glass top glued to the top of the vase. Place homemade afghans or other types of blankets over the backs of chairs and couches or on a quilt rack for easy access while getting comfortable for watching movies.