5 Cheap, Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room in Time for the Holidays

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5 Cheap, Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room in Time for the Holidays
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The holidays make for the perfect excuse to tidy up and decorate the home, especially the living room. It’s the first area you see upon entering your place, where the whole family lounges most of the time. So, it’s only right to make the extra effort to spruce it up.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to give your living room a fresh, new look–in addition to the festive Christmas decor you’ve already put up—here are five simple things to try, just in time for the holidays:

1. Free up space.

Rearrange your furniture and Christmas decor while removing clutter along the way. By the time the family gathers there for holiday video calls and online parties, everyone fits in comfortably since the living room looks and feels bigger.

2. Accentuate furniture with decorative pieces.

No need to splurge on too many decorative items to refresh the look of your living room — all you need are a few standout pieces! Some ideas: arrange cozy, throw blankets loosely on chairs, use small plants or an interesting decorative piece as table centerpieces, or add a large, stylish rug that can make the room seem bigger. Just remember to not overdo it!

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3. Freshen up the room with scents and fragrances.

Fragrances can liven up your living room, too—especially if you choose scents that remind you of that warm, fuzzy feeling associated with Christmas.

Place an essential oil diffuser in one corner of the living room, or a scented candle or two on the coffee table. If you’re into DIY, you can try your hand at making scented items like air fresheners and reed diffusers.

4. Give the walls a fresh coat of paint.

Brighten up your living room by picking paint colors in shades of blue, yellow, white, pink, green, and beige, among others. This change can make your space feel more relaxing and inviting!

If you plan on doing this yourself, make sure to prepare all the necessary paint materials beforehand.

5. Polish wooden furniture.

Upgrading your living room doesn’t always have to mean buying new sets of furniture. If you have good wooden chairs, tables, and other wooden pieces, use furniture polish — like Pledge Enhancing Polish — to make them look shiny and good as new.

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offers a range of products to clean up and polish furniture and surfaces at home. Use Pledge Enhancing Polish in lemon or orange variant to give wooden furniture a renewed look, or spray it on surfaces to remove grime, dust, and fingerprints. Doing so will leave a glossy coating on the wood without the waxy buildup — plus, a whiff of citrus in the air.

Pledge Enhancing Polish can also be used on leather, granite, stainless steel, laminate, and quartz surfaces.

These tips prove that you don’t have to flip the house upside down to make sure it’s Christmas-ready!

Pledge Enhancing Polish is available at supermarkets nationwide and online on Lazada and Shopee. For more information on Pledge products, visit the brand’s official website and follow them on Facebook.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with PLEDGE.
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