Spring always gets me in the mood to clean, organize, declutter, and update the look of my home. I’m not sure if it’s the warmer air, or the fresh feeling of spring from the new grass and flowers that are finally starting to pop up, but something about spring always gets me in the mood to update my space. Unfortunately, overhauling the look of your home’s interior can be an expensive project depending on what you decide to tackle. But even if you have a small budget, there are some things you can do to update the look of your home. Here are 4 budget-friendly ways I’ve used to update my home’s interior in the past, and next week I’ll share how you can give your home some more curb appeal for spring and summer too.
Give it a Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting is one of the cheapest things you can do to give your home an updated look, but it does come with some manual labor investment required. You can choose to freshen up your space with a fresh coat of paint in the same color as you already have, or give a room a completely new look and feel by changing the color of all the walls. Another of my favorite things to do is to give a room a new feel by adding a bright pop of color on an accent wall. Just be careful not to add an accent wall to every room in your home or it will start to lose it’s effectiveness.
Add New Accessories
Instead of shelling out for expensive new furniture, you can freshen up your home’s interior with some new accessories. Switch out the throw pillows on your couch, add some new photo frames on side tables or hang up a new piece of artwork on the wall to give your space a different feel. All of these items are much cheaper than buying new furniture. This is also why I try to add color and pattern in these smaller items instead of buying furniture in odd colors or patterns.
Think Outside the Box
You may not have to add anything new to your space at all to get a new look and feel in your home. Try rearranging furniture and decorations you already have to give your rooms a new look. Think outside the box by adding a side table from the living room as a nightstand next to your bed, or using a dresser to store extra linens and board games in your living or dining room. You don’t have to stick to tradition when arranging the furniture in your home. Thinking outside the box and coming up with new ways to use furniture and decor you already have is a free way to change up your space.
Trade With Friends
Some of my favorite pieces of wall art came from my cousin when we traded some decor a few years ago. We were both planning on redecorating our homes and ended up trading a few pieces back and forth instead of buying all new items. This saved us both some money and we still get to enjoy seeing our old things in each other’s homes now.
When Spring Fever hits and you want to redecorate your home, don’t panic. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to get a new look and feel in your home’s interior.
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