With the changing of seasons, I often find myself looking around my house and thinking it could use an update.
But it can be hard to make big changes at home on a budget. So take a look at a few of my favorite tips and tricks for freshening up your home that won’t break the bank.
10 Inexpensive Ways to Freshen Up Your Home …
1. Color Accents
This is a really easy way to update your living room. Adding accent colors can be as easy as adding a new blanket and some throw pillows to liven up the room.
Perfect for spring and summer, I think pastels are a great way to brighten up your space. Pastels also can help a home feel more airy, which is ideal for homes that are a bit smaller.
2. New Headboard Cover
If, like me, you get bored of your bedroom décor from time to time, why not try updating your headboard? I like to buy some new fabric and use it as a headboard runner down the center.
Cut flowers are beautiful, but I find they can be pretty expensive. I like to add some floral touches to my home by adding floral pillowcases or using fake flowers. You even can buy magnetic flowers to add to the ends of your tablecloth for details in your dining room.
If you are feeling a bit more hands-on, you also could use household items to create DIY floral wall art.
4. Add a new shower curtain
If your bathroom is feeling a bit samey, there is a simple and cheap trick to help you freshen it up. When I want a bathroom refresh, I simply change out my shower curtain. It’s easy and budget friendly, and there are so many interesting and cheap designs out there.
5. Switch out Your Cabinet Handles
I have found that if you are looking for something that can help change up your kitchen, then switching out the cabinet handles can go a long way toward changing the feel of your kitchen.
Less expensive (and less time consuming) than a full remodel, it’s a fun idea that is easy to do. A kitchen that feels fresh is more enjoyable to cook in!
6. Paint for an Update
Another idea that can really change up your kitchen on a budget can be achieved with a simple can of paint. I really love that painting your kitchen cabinets a brand new color can make a huge difference in your kitchen. It will feel like a whole new room.
7. Go Coastal
I have found that using the inspiration of the sea really can add brightness and a feeling of calm to your space. It’s a great idea if you are looking for a more minimal theme, as it produces a more uncluttered feeling. I also would take advantage of having a clear-out to sell old and unused items for some bonus cash!
8. Sticker Details
When my walls start looking a bit boring, I love adding sticker decals. They are easy to put up and add something new to the room. With so many different shapes and colors available, there is bound to be something that would be perfect for you. They also have the advantage of being removable when you are ready for your next change.
9. Updated Table Linens
I often feel like I want to change up my dining table. One of my favorite easy ways to do that is updating my table linens. You could buy some or, if you are feeling particularly crafty, you could make some yourself.
Use batik or other fabric techniques to create beautiful and functional placemats or a brand new table runner. You also can give your dining room a totally different feel with the introduction of a brand new tablecloth.
10. New Bed Linen
Updating my linens also works to refresh another room in my house: my bedroom. You could go with buying a new set or, if you wanted to do a bit of DIY, you could buy some fabric and have a go at making your own.
Hopefully, after reading this, you are inspired to make some small changes in your own home. I like to think even the smallest of things can give the room a whole different feel. It’s easier than you think (and budget friendly) to freshen up your home.
What about you? Do you have any budget-friendly tips for freshening up your home?
Ashley Williamson loves experimenting with home decor, crafts and DIY projects. When she is not working she likes to travel and read as much as she can. Follow her on Twitter: @AshleyWillamson.