Giving your home a makeover doesn't have to be expensive. Armed with some know how, a few small touches and Walmart's Every Day Low Prices on home furnishings and decor, you can breathe new life into your living space whether it be with fresh furniture like a bedroom set or something functional like a new bookshelf.
Spaced out: Your living room life
Are you rethinking your current living room? A new television is always a nice addition, but you may want a new sofa, arm chair or accent table first. When considering what furniture to buy, think about the space you have available and the look you want for the room.
Possibly the most important piece of furniture in your living room will be the sofa. If you have a lot of space to work with, look for a big sofa that can accommodate your family and guests. If you don't have much space, look for something more compact, possibly even a loveseat. For additional seating (again, depending on how much space you have), you can add a loveseat, recliner or armless chair. An accent table and an ottoman can add functionality and style too.
If you don't have a lot of interior design experience and you want a consistent look throughout the room, consider getting a living room furniture set. Living room sets come with different pieces to fit different spaces, so you can choose one that best serves your needs.
You can also refresh the look of the room with smaller changes. Try reframing your pictures, adding some wall art or getting a new slipcover for the couch if you don't want to buy a new sofa. Decorative accent pillows are a great, inexpensive way to give your living room some personality as well.
Stackable modular storage cubes are a simple design solution and they're eco-friendly. Cubes are an excellent home organizer for your modern living space. Each one is separate so you can stack them side by side or on top of each other, or you can get creative and build a pyramid or ladder design. You can also mix and match the colors or just keep it simple with a single shade.
Build a better bedroom
Getting a new set of bedding is a great way to give your bedroom a quick makeover, while providing the warmth and comfort you need. When picking out bedding, consider the size of your mattress, the climate and weather where you live, the material you want and whether you'd prefer a bedding set or separates.
Bedding comes in the same sizes as mattresses (single, double, twin, full, queen, king and so on) so it's easy to match your sheets and blankets to your mattress size. For colder weather, choose bedding that is thicker, like a down duvet or comforter, and consider flannel-weave sheets if you tend to get cold more easily. For warmer weather, look for lighter top bedding and percale-weave or silk sheets. Cotton is the most popular material for sheets, but there are many varieties to pick from, including Pima and Egyptian cottons, both of which are extremely comfortable and luxurious. You can also choose from a variety of weaves, including percale, which is very soft, smooth and shiny.
Easy kitchen solutions
Your kitchen and dining area make up the heart of your home. Let's face it, with three meals per day, you spend a lot of time there eating, not to mention the time it takes to prepare the meals. With kitchenware, dinnerware, kitchen furniture and more from Walmart, you can make these areas functional, welcoming spaces for the entire family.
The kitchen can easily be made more inviting by adding a fresh coat of paint to the cabinets and walls. For finishing touches, get some color-coordinated kitchen towels or potholders, and place a new plant in the kitchen window.
Keep your kitchen neat and organized with storage and organization products, including pantries, racks, cabinet and counter organizers and food storage containers. Handy products like these make it easier to find what you need when you need it, so you can prepare meals with less confusion and frustration. Complete sets of pots, pans and knives make cooking easier, whether you're prepping for your family or a crowd. And if you like to bake, it's worth stocking up on bakeware, so you always have what you need.
Let there be lighting
New window treatments and lighting can really pick up the atmosphere throughout your home. Choose window furnishings that add both color and style and let in the natural light from your outdoor surroundings. Then use accent lights to highlight your favorite keepsakes and add light fixtures that complement your decor.
For more tips on making over any room in your home, visit Walmart's Home Style and Decor Center. Save Money. Live Better.