It happens to all of us from time to time. We look around our home and think, “It’s time for a makeover.” While you don’t want to gut the place, you can’t deny that you’re bored and ready for a change. Here are some of the changes you can make that will add new style and life to your living space without depleting your savings account or maxing out your credit cards.
Start With The Obvious
When was the last time you cleaned your home? Not just dusting and mopping but, like, really getting into all of the nooks and crannies and cleaning them out? If you can’t remember, this is the perfect time to do it. Spring cleaning is right around the corner anyway, why not turbo charge your energy this year and get it done early? A really deep and thorough clean and decluttering will help bring much needed fresh air into the space. It could even help your home feel new again!
Feng Shui For Better Feelings
One of the reasons most of us get bored with our living spaces is that we rarely move anything around. Rearranging the furniture can give your home an entirely new vibe and energy. Follow some of the basic rules for feng shui in each room and see how much fresher your home seems when you’re done.
Bring Entertainment Home
Upgrading your entertainment system is another great way to switch up your space. Upgrading your screen and sound system, taking advantage of DIRECTV deals to increase your home’s theatre and game-day appeal, etc. It’s all a great way to change the energy in your space and it costs less than going out to sports bars and movies all the time.
The one drawback is figuring out how to disguise the cables, but thankfully there are lots of budget-friendly and stylish methods of keeping the cords hidden.
Update Your Storage
Are you still using those cheap wire shelving units from Target and the basest model bookcases from Ikea for your books, media, etc? It’s time to stop. Sure they’re still functional and they were the perfect price for your budget but they are detracting more than they are improving the look and feel of your space. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go out and spend hundreds on fancy new media storage. Instead, hunt through second hand and vintage shops for pieces and check out all of the budget-friendly methods for creating storage that is stylish and functional.
Introduce Some Greenery
Plants are inexpensive, good for the air and help liven up your home. By putting a few vases of flowers around your home and introducing some ferns or even small trees, you’ll create a new look and feel for your personal space. One of the most popular ways to do this is to turn your window sills into small container garden window boxes for fresh herbs and spices.
If you’re terrible at gardening and keeping plants alive, look for silk variations at your local craft store. Just make sure to keep them dusted!
Wait, what? You’re on a budget! You can’t afford to spend a ton of money! We aren’t talking about going over the top with your redecoration. But, like with updating your entertainment system, updating the look and feel of your home sometimes involves a significant purchase or two. For example, replacing your couch or sofa with a new, more stylish piece can do more for your space than simply covering the old and broken model with a new throw blanket. Switching out the old broken kitchen table for a new and shiny table and chair set updates your kitchen or dining room instantly. Choose one or two pieces on which to spend money and buy something of high quality that will last for years and then frugal-hack the rest.
These are just some of the updates you can make to your home when you don’t have a huge budget for remodeling or renovation. With some creativity, we’re sure you can come up with many more!