Ready to renovate your living room without breaking your budget? With these six easy-to-follow tips, you can transform your main room into a haven with very little expense. One of the easiest, most economical ways to immediately change the room’s look and feel is by painting an accent wall Your cost? A few supplies like tape, a brush, and one can of paint. A deep red or burnt orange wall will add dramatic flair, while a light grey, blue, or green hue will create a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere. Simply moving large furniture around can change the feel of the room. Large furniture positioned on the room’s borders will allow for the best use of space. The best part? It costs nothing! Want to know the secret to making ceilings look taller? Hang curtains. You can also use a wall mirror (or place one on the fireplace mantel) to create dimension that will make the room appear larger. Chances are you have plenty of materials at home that can be repurposed into gorgeous DIY décor, which means you don’t have to spend much (if anything) to add some pizzazz. For example, turn a white lampshade into a focal point by recovering it with fabric. (For a great weekend project, follow these tips for painting the lampshade.) You can also upgrade your pillows with ribbon, buttons, and other embellishments you already have. Once the pillows have your signature style, pile them on the couch or chair to create a cozy space. Add some natural beauty to your room by placing a small plant on an end table. If you’re going for a modern vibe, select a succulent. (You can also add a pop of color by painting the planter with leftover paint from your accent wall.) Create visual interest in the room by taking on a simple DIY project to update your coffee table centrepiece. It all starts with a can of spray paint, which costs less than $10. First, spray paint jars in your favorite color. Second, take a stroll outdoors to collect branches and then tie them together with twine. Third, add other interesting artifacts you already have, like shells or small books. Finally, arrange everything on a decorative tray – or directly on to the coffee table. Viola! You now have an inexpensive, one-of-a-kind centrepiece. When it comes to decorating on a budget, tiny changes can make a huge difference. And with Rent-A-Center, you can get big items with small payments! Shop online or visit your nearest store for beautiful living room sets, sofas and sectionals, recliners and accent chairs, accessories, and more.