Home improvement on a budget: big effects for a little money
Making transformations to any space in a home can make your room feel like a completely new area and, perhaps, a few rooms in your house could use a bit of a facelift? Here are a few ways to get that new look you’ve been waiting for without breaking the bank!
Pick Your Room
First, pick your room. A great place to start (and it won’t cost you a dime) is simply to move some furniture around. Roomstyler has a 3D planner you can use for free. Simply get the measurements of the room and the furniture in it and drop them all into the planner tool. You can make adjustments to see what flows better in your home. Using this will also allow you to add furniture or change colors to items to get a better feel. It’s a great start to get your creative juices flowing.
Little Touches Make a Big Splash
Figure out your color scheme and work around that. The Nest suggests starting with a rug. “It’s easier to match accent pieces to a rug than the other way around.” Once you have that, you can start to match your curtains and other miscellaneous accent pieces. Painting the room or even creating an accent wall is a fantastic way to make your room feel like new. Home Depot and other home improvement stores have gallon cans of paint starting around $25. Know when your home was built or when the last time someone painted the walls. If your home was built before 1978, there is a chance that the current paint contains lead, which can be toxic, so it would do some good to check up on that. For information on lead-based paint, check out epa.gov’s website.
Get Comfy Affordably
When considering changing up a bedroom, upgrading with a duvet is a simple touch that can give your room that warm and inviting and cozy feel for a great cost. If you scour the deals on Amazon, you may be able to score a new duvet for under $30 that will brighten up the bedroom with style.
Skip the Furniture Stores and Shop Online.
If you are looking into new furniture to spruce things up, overstock has an impressive collection of items for your renovation needs at great prices. Something as easy as adding a couple night stands can add flair to your room quickly and with prices starting under $100, it’s hard to beat.
Plant Life Perks
If the living room was your renovation focus, adding a nice plant can really change the look and feel. “There’s a reason you see potted plants in nearly every interior design mag: they fill awkward corner spaces while adding a pop of color and natural texture”, says Forbes. Grandinroad.com has beautiful Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees starting at $149.00. If you need a little help from Pinterest for plant inspiration, click here.
Refurbish, Refresh, Repeat
New decorative throws and pillows from Target.com can quickly liven up your living space as well as adding new lamps or even changing out the lampshades. If you want to take the savings one step further, you can do so by refurbishing your current furniture. Most of the time all an end table or entertainment center needs is a good sanding and a fresh coat of paint. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new piece, save what you have and just bring your furniture to life again. Check out Pinterest for endless ways to dress up older furniture in your home.
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