Everyone eventually gets the itch to update their home, but that doesn’t always mean you have room in your budget for expensive projects. However, there are simple updates you can make to satisfy that urge, whether you have a few dollars to spend or want to make a change for free. Here are some ways to make your home feel like new without breaking the bank so you can give it a fresh look on the cheap.
1. Change the Paint Color
One can of paint goes a long way. Find a new color for your home’s interior walls that matches your personality. Covering beige paint with a soft blue or light green will make it feel like you moved into a new house. All you need is a paint can, a brush and some beach towels to prevent drips from staining your floors.
If you want to buy as little paint as possible, consider going for an accent wall. Paint just one wall in a room for a fresh and expensive look that’s budget friendly.
2. Install a New Light Fixture
The exposed lightbulb in your front hallway or dusty fixture over your kitchen table will make your living space look and feel older. Anyone can transform their house by learning about light fixtures and finding a design they love. Look for economical replacements at flea markets, thrift shops or liquidation stores to discover great fixtures for affordable prices.
3. Hang Different Window Treatments
Even if you don’t think about your windows often, they’re an essential part of your house. They could be the eyesores that make you want to redecorate, so consider replacing your curtains. Hanging panels in different fabrics, prints or colors will instantly transform your home without breaking the bank.
Turning your windows into a decorative element in your home may even make you want to open them more often. Allowing more fresh air into your house is a crucial part of making it feel like new, especially if you can’t resist a seasonal spring breeze.
4. Rearrange Your Furniture
This option is perfect for when you want to mix things up without spending a dime. Sometimes it feels great to rearrange your living room or bedroom layout. It makes each space function differently, which may solve your redecorating itch. Place your couch on the opposite wall or flip your bed around the room. Just make sure the new layout accommodates average traffic flow. You’ll love the sense of newness that happens immediately after moving things to different places.
5. Replace Your Cabinet Handles
Swapping cabinet and drawer handles is a two-minute project that anyone can do. They sell for just a few dollars apiece, so you can replace the handles on all your kitchen cabinets for the same price as ordering delivery from a restaurant. Think about switching gold knobs for brushed nickel drawer pulls or rustic oval versions that better suit your interior decorating preferences.
6. Add Removable Wallpaper
Consider adding removable wallpaper to your home if you can’t spend time painting your walls. Everyone eventually gets the itch to update their home. It may have been a while since you worked on your interior decorating, but that doesn’t always mean you have room in your budget for expensive projects. Here are some ways to make your home feel like new without breaking the bank so you can give it a fresh look on the cheap.
Make Your Home Feel Like New
You’re only a few minutes away from completing your next interior design project – all while keeping to your budget. Figure out which idea speaks to you, get the necessary supplies and you’ll make your home feel like new without breaking the bank.
Author bio: Cora Gold has a passion for writing about life, family and home inspiration. As Editor-in-Chief of women’s lifestyle magazine Revivalist, she loves sharing her ideas and connecting with others. Follow Cora on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.