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Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover

If you are like me, you like to change things up around your home. I found a few tricks to save money on modern farmhouse living room decor.

My toddlers typically wake up from their naps confused because I gave the living room a makeover.

My Modern Farmhouse Living Room Makeover!

Here is my living room, it isn’t perfect, but it is just right for my family right now.

I have a cheap coffee table purchased from Ikea because my toddlers like to beat it up with cars and other toys.

As my kids start to get a little better with my decorations and furniture, I have been adding in more modern farmhouse decor.

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Here is my living room!

Repurpose Items

Before I rush to the store to buy new modern farmhouse living room decor items, I shop my own home for things that can be repurposed.

Some items work better in other rooms, so I try to rework it instead of adding another item to my pile clutter in my basement.

If moving an item around still doesn’t work then I will consider spray painting the item.

Spray painting can give an item a whole new look and feel for only a few dollars.

It is hard to get yourself to spray paint a newer decor item, but if the item is just going to be stashed in a closet then consider painting it.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Pillow Covers

I recently became obsessed with pillow covers because it allows me to easily give my living room a makeover.

It took me years to figure out how to put a set of throw pillows together (not even joking).

Instead of getting rid of my throw pillows, I measured them all and found pillow covers.

After each season is over, I scoop up a few more pillow covers on clearance to display next year.

It is fun to change the pillows for each season because it keeps things fresh.

Changing the pillows covers also changes up the living room decor by mixing in colors that I wouldn’t typically decorate with.

If you need a few tips to put together a set of throw pillows, here are a few of my favorite tricks.

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Scrap Wood Projects

My garage was filled with scrap wood, so I started thinking of what I could do with it.

Instead of lugging the scrap wood to the curb, I made living room decor to give my living room a quick makeover.

I made several sets of shelves, wall art, Christmas décor, a desk, pictures frames, and more with scrap wood.

The fun thing about making your own items is that you can stain or paint them to match your space.

I have dark laminate flooring in my home, so I stained my shelves a darker color to match my floors.

To take it a step further, I even stained a staircase near my living room to match the floor.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Paint Ideas

Painting isn’t the easiest way to update a room, but it is an inexpensive way to dramatically change a room.

If your living room wall color just isn’t right then change it up a new paint color. Both the colors green and greige are trending.

Find the best shades of green paint and greige paint!

Accent Wall

If you do not want to paint your entire living room, you could add an accent wall.

An accent wall can be painted a different color to give a room a bit of drama or to tie in another color.

Paint a modern accent wall the same color as the existing wall color, can add a little texture to the room.

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Texture is an easy way to decorate without committing to a bold color, but still looks interesting.

If you want to warm up your space, you can add a weather wood accent wall.

There are cheaper ways to go about a wood accent wall, but I found this kit to easily add the wood.

Add Warmth to Your Living Room

When I purchased my first home, I went a little nuts with the color gray.

I painted my entire house a stark shade of gray that felt cold.

To warm up my gray rooms, I added wood tones with shelves and end tables.

Adding in greenery also help make a space feel more cozy.

Even if you aren’t known for your green thumb, adding in a fake fiddle, pampas grass, eucalyptus spray will look great.

Mix in Texture

The simplest way to give your living room a makeover is to add texture.

As I mentioned before you can add texture with neutral accent wall to make a living room visual pleasing.

You can add texture with throw pillows or a blanket to make a couch look less boring.

Texture can also, be added with curtains, wall art, an area rug, and baskets.


Changing the lighting in a room can have a dramatic effect on a space.

Consider swapping out bright lighting for Edison bulbs or add a dimmer switch.

You can even give an outdated lamp a facelift with a coat of spray paint or changing the lamp shade.

Splurge on New Items

Decide what you should splurge on for your living room makeover before buying all new items.

Sometimes a hideous light fixture or ceiling fan, can’t be fixed with a coat of paint.

I tried to decorate around a huge palm leaf fan, but it just did not work.

The fan was huge and sucked the life out of the room, so I finally had to replace it with a smaller modern fan.

A new fan was worth the splurge because it brightened up the entire space because it wasn’t so dark and bulky.

I am all about saving money where I can, but sometimes you just have to splurge on a few new items.

So before you throw out everything you own and buy new, take a look around.

You might have some hidden gems already in your home that just need to moved around or painted.

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If you have leftover wood from previous projects than you can make this for free using scrap wood! Check out our other scrap wood mirror frame.

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