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How to Freshen Up Your Home on a Tight Budget
Do you want to freshen up your home, but your budget is too tight? Don’t worry, there are so many options which barely require that you spend any money at all. Remember that imagination is much more important than a budget when decorating your home. And, in order to help you, we have prepared a list of various useful suggestions.
Nothing will freshen up the interior of your home as efficiently as beautiful flower arrangements. They will make your home look brighter. However, not only do they look fantastic, but they will have a positive impact on your health as well since they will clean the air, significantly improving its quality and producing enough oxygen. This is particularly important if several people share the living space. And what’s best, this won’t cost much. However, make sure to buy plants which don’t require constant care since you don’t want to find them dried out after your short holiday.
Rearrange your furniture
If you want to freshen up your living room, you don’t have to buy new furniture. Sometimes it’s enough just to rearrange it. For example, move your sofa further from the window so that it won’t shade the sunlight and thus your living room will instantly become brighter, which will create an illusion of a bigger space. Additionally, you should think of how to place the furniture so that it can be easily approached while allowing you to see the TV from each spot.
Apply the same rule to your shelves
As in the case of furniture, you don’t have to buy new shelves but just rearrange the old ones. This is completely free of charge and yet you’ll have a feeling as if you had added something new to your home. And, how can this be achieved? It’s actually quite simple. You just need to move everything from your lower shelf to the top one and you’ll certainly get a wow effect. Additionally, you can arrange your books according to the color of their covers, thus creating a nice colorful design.
Play with your rugs and their arrangement
Rugs are a very important part of every home since they make it look warm and add some color to it. For example, you can go for the amazing runner rugs which can fit into almost any room. However, you don’t have to stick to only one rug per room. Instead, layer them and create interesting patterns, which will make your room look playful and unusual. Since they are quite affordable, you won’t have to worry about spending a fortune in order to freshen up your house a bit.
Decorate your walls with pictures
Just buying several new pictures to replace the old ones will do the trick and completely change the atmosphere in the room. Or, if you have children, let them express their creativity and paint something colorful, which you can proudly display on your walls. Not only is this an affordable way to decorate your home, but your children will be amazed to see their works of art on the walls and listen to your guests admiring them. Finally, if you yourself are artistically inclined, don’t shy from showing off in front of your family members and friends. It’s time to draw!
It’s time for some painting!
Finally, adding new colors to your interior design is always a good option and, what’s best, it’s absolutely inexpensive since you can do it on your own. For example, you can choose an accent wall and paint it in a dramatic color. However, make sure that this color will go well with the rest of the room. Furthermore, you can go for something easier and just paint one of your shelves. This will require much less time, but it will be equally effective and will make your room look much more exciting. Finally, window frames can always use some freshening up; so, get to work.
As you can see, having a tight budget doesn’t mean that your home can’t look amazing. However, it’s important that you use your imagination and come up with some simple ways in which you can decorate your home and make it absolutely stunning.