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10 Tips for Furnishing a Living Room on a Budget

Use a Carpet Remnant as Your Rug

Appointing your living room with a new rug can warm up the room, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. If you check out carpet showrooms, you'll usually find a warehouse in the back with remnants of carpet that have been bound around the edges, which make for lovely rugs. Plus, they're usually pretty inexpensive -- from $200 to $300, compared to the $800-plus you'd spend on a rug from a large-scale furniture retailer.