Easy and Affordable Ways to Update Your Home

While time and your budget don’t always allow for a complete home makeover, there are some easy and affordable ways to bring new life to the spaces in your home. From re-purposing furniture items to creating focal points and adding touches of modern decor, your home can feel new again!

Creative Re-uses

When you think creatively, it’s easy to give old items new life.

  • Paint wooden picture frames for a cohesive collection of wall photo art.
  • Paint potted plant holders to quickly add color to a dull area.
  • Reupholster throw pillows with a patterned fabric to liven up any room (using clothing you don’t wear anymore is a free way of getting the fabric).

Related Reading: 7 Ways to Display Framed Photos ~ Inspiration for Your Home

Create Focal Points

Affordable accessories are an easy way to update your space and add pops of color to each room.

  • Try hanging different-sized picture frames in clusters above a large piece of furniture like a table, couch, or bed.
  • Display groups of colored candles or colored glass vases on tables, windowsills, or bookshelves to draw the eye around the room.
  • Choose an accent wall and paint it a bold color. This looks especially nice on a wall with a fireplace or behind a bed.

Change up Your Decor

  • Simply moving your decor items from one room to another is free way to get a new look. While you’re not buying new items, you can completely transform the look of your space.
  • Move furniture items around in the same room or swap out small tables and lighting to another room.
  • Give a new look to a dining room or kitchen by decorating with fruit like oranges and pears. This is a great way to add pops of color to your space.

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What have you done to improve the look of your home without a costly remodel?

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