How to Spruce Up Your Home on a Budget
We’re all spending more time than usual at home recently, and that can really create the urge to take on a home improvement project. Once you’ve looked at the same rooms for several days in a row without a break, it’s only natural that you might want a change!
If you’re looking to create a new look in your home but don’t want to splash out on a huge home renovation project, keep reading for some inspiration.
Rearrange your Living Room
It’s amazing how different you can make a room feel, just by rearranging the furniture.
You could try moving your chairs around so that a social area like a coffee table is the focal point of the room, rather than the television, to encourage more family time. Alternatively, you could move your chairs around so that everyone has an optimal viewing spot!
If you want to make your living room feel cozier then experiment with lamps for softer lighting, and with making sure your room is packed with plenty of cushions and throws.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint can make your room look shiny and new again, or completely change the feel of it if you have been used to the same color for a long period of time. If you don’t feel like decorating a whole room, then you can make use of tiny touches of paint, such as painting the insides of your cupboard doors with chalkboard paint or adding a feature wall in a bold color.
Paint can be quite expensive, so it’s a good idea to shop around. If you aren’t planning to use that much then tester pots can be a good way to get all of the paint you need without having loads leftover and spending unnecessarily. Alternatively, if you can find some Home Depot Coupons you can buy everything you need but at a reduced price.
Update your Home Accessories
Updating some of the accessories around your home can work wonders and give it a whole new look. Try buying a new vase or a new bowl, or new cushions and throws.
If you fancy a project, you could even make your own cushion cover using your favorite fabric.
Bring the Outdoors in
Adding greenery to your home is a good way to make your space look fresh and inviting, and it could also have benefits to your well-being.
Plants naturally produce oxygen, so by filling your home with them you are improving your air quality, which in turn can help with creativity, memory and mood.
Some effective ideas for adding a little extra greenery to your home are:
- If you have an awkward corner in your home, try putting a bar cart in it and then using that as a table for plants. That way your plants will be at eye line, and you’ll be making use of space that wouldn’t otherwise have been used.
- Dried branches can add a touch of rustic charm to your kitchen.
- If you aren’t great with plants, get cacti as they are relatively easy to take care of.
Alternatively, you can use faux house plants to create the illusion of greenery without any of the maintenance!