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How to Refresh Your Home Without Much Money, Time or Trouble

Home sweet home is a wonderful sentiment, but if your home is tired-looking and could use a refresher, you don’t need to dig too deep into your wallet to do it. Cleaning, decluttering, and redecorating your home will revive it with energy and help you feel more comfortable. Here are some more solutions for refreshing your home without a lot of money, time or trouble!

Maximize Space

After a year stuck at home, your house may be feeling a bit cramped. Luckily, there are a few décor tricks you can try to make your home more spacious! Installing floor-to-ceiling shelves, for example, can help you make use of empty wall space and keep clutter off the floor. In the same way, you can add storage over your doorways and under your bed to keep stuff from piling up on every available surface in your home. Not only will storage help you keep things organized and tidy, but it will also help eliminate the stress and anxiety that disorganization can cause.

Revamp Your Furniture

Old, stained, and worn-out furniture can also make your home feel stuffy and outdated. Luckily, you don’t have to splurge on expensive new pieces to breathe new life into your home. As long as your furniture remains structurally sound, having it reupholstered could be a great alternative! The cost to reupholster your furniture will depend on the size and type of your furniture as well as the material you want to use.

Bust Out the Paint

Painting your walls is one of the easiest ways to completely transform the appearance of any room. This Old House suggests choosing a color scheme that compliments your furniture by selecting colors from existing pieces of décor in your home. If you’re looking to brighten and enlarge your home, opt for lighter shades. You can also use paint to turn your bedroom into a calming, den-like space by selecting a tranquil blue or green hue.

If you love painting, don’t stop with the walls! Try getting creative with other fun painting projects. Paint a dresser, the back of a bookcase, your headboard, or some end tables to add your personal style to every room of your home.

Pick a Pattern

Paint isn’t the only way to spruce up your walls. Don’t overlook the other obvious solution: wallpaper! Gone are the days of messy application and steaming and scraping to remove it. These days, there are peel and stick options that allow you to manipulate them into place, and don’t give you a headache if you decide to change it again next year. You can even create your own pattern for a custom look! Why not add an accent wall with retro removable wallpaper that you designed yourself? It’ll not only give the space flair, you’ll have a look that’s all your own. 

Add Greenery

Nothing refreshes a room like a vibrant potted plant. Not only do plants make us feel calm, but they also remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from our indoor air! If you’re concerned about taking on the responsibility of plant-care, choose low-maintenance houseplants like pothos, snake plants, spider plants, and succulents that survive even the most neglectful owners.

Let the Light In

It’s important to let as much light into your home as you can. Natural light will help you feel happier and more energized during the day, and can even improve your quality of sleep at night. Wash your windows. Choose light, airy window treatments that will let light and fresh air filter into your home. Hang mirrors opposite your windows to reflect natural light into your space. If you’re up for a bigger remodeling project, you could even install larger windows on your home!

Rejuvenating your home is a great way to make it more comfortable and inviting. If it’s time for a new look, you don’t need to overspend your money, time, or energy. Look into these low-cost and easy DIY ideas and you’ll love the results!

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