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Want to revamp your living room? Here are small changes that make a big impact

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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If there's one thing TODAY contributor and lifestyle expert Jill Martin knows how to do, it's how to make the most out of just about anything.

As part of her show "Hidden Money Makeover" on TLC, Martin is tasked with finding unwanted valuable items hidden in household messes. TODAY put her to the test of transforming typically cluttered areas of a home into useful new spaces.

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Revamp your home office with just a few quick and easy updates. Martin is a fan of peel-and-stick wallpaper to give any room an instant face lift. It's renter-friendly and easy to use.

Also consider giving the space a pop of color with a bright chair. Stick to whites for the desk area and you'll have an office that you might actually want to spend time in.

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Ariel Black and White Damsak Peel and Stick Wallpaper, $31, Amazon


Wallflora Summer Vibes Removable Wallpaper, $34, Amazon


Ekby Alex, $47, IKEA


Linnmon/Alex, $107, IKEA


Hirsh Industries Steel File Cabinet, $70, Amazon

Filing cabinet

Fluns (4 pack), $1, IKEA

Magazine files

Kvissle, $6, IKEA

Desk organizer

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Pink Quilted Vinyl Swivel Task Chair, $65, Amazon

Pink chair

360 Lighting Glass Canister Fillable Accent Lamp, $70, Amazon


4 lbs of White Wedding Shell Mix Medium Sized Seashells, $20, Amazon


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When it comes to a play space for kids, it's all about durability. Wood floor mats are perfect for stopping dirt and mud from tracking in through your home.

To create a comfy and cozy area for the kids to hang, have some fun with customized ottomans and pillows. Bonus: Ottomans can easily be used as side tables by simply adding a tray. Now that's versatility!

Throw Pillow, $58, Stitchta

Throw Pillow

Photo Ottoman, $148, Stitchta

Photo Ottoman

Sagg Main Reclaimed Wood Door Mat, $49, Sylvester & Co.

Floor mats
Sylvester & Co.

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Living Room

Updating your living room can be as simple as adding some removable wallpaper as an accent wall, or a new chandelier, solid lighting or even a piece of art. You can even make a big impact with throw pillows.

Square Floor Lamp, $165, Pier 1 Imports

Floor lamp
Pier 1 Imports

Wood Bead Chandelier, $269, Pier 1 Imports

PIer 1 Imports

Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow Cover, $45, Pottery Barn

Mangolian pillow
Pottery Barn

Wall26 Horizontal Brown Vintage and Retro Wood Textured Paneling, $99, Amazon

Wood wall paper

Photos to Art Canvas, starting at $40, (Buy a canvas on April 7, 2017 and get 70 percent off with free shipping)


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