Easy Ways To Freshen Up Your Home Without Breaking The Bank
At some point or another, we’ve all had the feeling of looking around our home and not feeling happy or satisfied with the interior design choices. Over time, you’ll find that your tastes and preferences change and the decor choices you made a few years ago might not be all that stylish now.
Perhaps you tried some trends that don’t quite look as good as they did at first, or perhaps the paint colour you once loved looks scuffed or outdated, or you want to improve the feng shui in your home. But, like a lot of people, you may find yourself having to stick more closely to a smaller budget for things such as redecorating and redesigning your home, especially over the coming winter months.
No matter your reasons for wanting to refresh your home, it’s almost inevitable that, at some point, you’ll want to update or freshen up your home. Even if you are on a budget, there are ways you can make a big difference to your home decor, with little time and money being spent.
Let’s take a look at some easy ways you can freshen up your home, without breaking the bank!
Add A New Colour Palette
Colour has a huge impact on your emotions and how you feel, so if you’re looking to freshen up your home and are on a budget, then why not consider adding a fresh new colour palette to your interior design choices? You don’t need to go overboard, the introduction of a new colour into one of the rooms in your home can be enough to give the space a new lease of life.
Simply using 3-5 different pieces in your chosen colour palette in a room can be enough to transform your room, whether this is adding in a bold statement wall in the colour of your choosing, or using muted tones in the form of curtains, cushions and throws. Incorporating a new colour palette can be done easily on a budget, whether you choose to buy new or instead use second-hand shopping platforms, such as Vinted, Facebook Marketplace or eBay.
Restored Old, Tired Furniture
If you’ve got a piece of old, tired furniture that you’ve fallen out of love with, then why not try your hand at upcycling? Using a few crafting techniques, you can easily transform a piece of furniture into something new that you love. From re-upholstering to repainting or even the simple changing of drawer handles or furniture feet, there are many ways in which you can freshen up furniture. Then, if you’re not happy with the end result, you can either try a different approach or look at selling it to give you some money to put towards your DIY pot.
Add More Greenery
Indoor plants are always a good addition to your home for a number of different reasons. Not only do they add some colour and texture to your home, but they have proven positive effects on your mental health and can help improve the air quality around your home. If you’re looking to freshen up your home on a budget, then adding different greenery around your home is a quick and easy way to do so.
Consider changing plants based on where they will be in your home, for example, by your front door you could have a large and sturdy plant that won’t get damaged if accidentally knocked on your way in or out. On shelving, you could have long trailing plants such as string of hearts, which look really effective when the stems are trailing down the shelving. You can add plants to every room in your home, with some more suited to different environments, such as humid bathrooms or busy walkways, so you’re not restricted to where (or how many!) you can have.
Refresh Your Bed
If your bedroom is the area of focus when refreshing your home decor, then one easy way you can fall in love with your bedroom again is to refresh and update your bed. If your mattress is old and tired and you’re finding yourself waking up with aches and pains, then it may be time to invest in a new mattress.
As well as this, choose new bedding, cushions and throws in your chosen colour or pattern to accentuate your current decor choices. You could choose complimentary colours and textures, such as plain white seersucker bedding with throw cushions in an accent colour, then finish off with a plush throw in a neutral colour.
Invest In Aromatherapy
You might be happy with the decor of your home, but something could feel a little off. You might want to refresh the feel and mood of your home, but aren’t sure where to start. With this, it’s a good idea to invest in aromatherapy around your home. Scent is hugely powerful and can completely change the mood of your home and, with aromatherapy, you can change and choose what scents you want to use in different areas of your home.
In your hallway or entrance way, use crisp and fresh scents so that you’re not overpowered with strong smells straight away. Then, as you move through the home, you can change the base notes and main scents. For example, in the kitchen, citrus scents will help to mask and eliminate strong cooking odours, whilst in the bedroom, fresh linen scents can make you feel more relaxed.
Replace Your Cushions
When it comes to easy and low budget ways to refresh your home, then there’s nothing better than replacing your cushions! With this quick and easy tip, you can completely change the look and feel of your room, whether it be the bedroom or living room, with a new pillow pattern, colour or style. Square or rectangular, circular or shaped, there is an almost endless selection that you can choose from to suit the style and decor of your home, which can be done on a budget without breaking the bank.
Now that we’ve had a look through some of our tips for easy ways to freshen up your home without breaking the bank, we hope this has given you some inspiration to make some budget-friendly decor changes to your home.