An inexpensive way to give your family room a quick facelift is to start by painting one wall a contrasting color. You also might consider adding a color on the ceiling rather then your typical white. Simply changing out the lampshades to newer styles can also make a big difference. If your sofa and chairs are beginning to look tired try buying new throw pillows it will make the furniture appear in better shape. An area we have a tendencies to look past is the window treatments so change for a fresh look. Something that will not cost you a dime is to simply rearrange the furniture. If the wood furniture is old and tired think about painting the furniture rather then stripping and staining it. This will save you time and give you a new look.