There comes a time when every homeowner feels the need to switch things up and change the feel of their living space. Refreshing your home does not necessarily mean doing an entire overhaul and bringing in an interior designer. You can spice up your home using simple, affordable DIY projects that won’t leave your pockets dry. It would help if you had a few tools, some music to motivate you, and a weekend to get the job done. Here are a few affordable ways to refresh your home.
Do a thorough housecleaning
One of the obvious things you can do to refresh your home is doing a thorough general cleaning. Throw dirty linen, clothes, and beddings in the laundry, change your beddings and sweep the rug. Fluff out your cushions and ensure the floor is squeaky clean.
Declutter your home
Take some time to do a spring clean and take stock of all the items in your home. Arrange stuff into three piles; items you plan to keep, items you can donate, and those that you should throw away. Yes, decluttering your home leaves your space looking more extensive and more organized. You will feel better when you are in a position to know where everything is located.
Add a bit of life to your space by introducing potted plants and flowers and distributing them across your living room. Bringing the outdoors indoors is a simple yet effective way of refreshing your home. You could also add-hook to the ceiling and hang olive branches.
Make everything shine
If you have leather seats, ensure you clean and buff them until they are shiny. Dull and worn-out wooden floors are not that pleasant to look at. Ensure you polish your wooden floors to bring out the natural grain and spruce up your living space.
Add a fresh coat of paint
You can quickly fix rough spots by adding a fresh coat of paint to make surfaces look brand new. Choose bright colors such as white because they make the room look bigger when light bounces off the walls. If you have old, left-over paint, you could get creative and paint only the ceiling to create a distinction. You can also use left-over paint to refresh old furniture and hardware that you don’t like anymore.
Refresh your pantry
Raid the kitchen pantry and transfer dried goods, cereals, and spices to labeled glass jars for an aesthetically pleasing sight. Ensure shelves are comprised of only the essential items and only add items back if necessary.
Change your curtains
Curtains make a significant impact on a particular room and can be changed in less than ten minutes. If you are on a budget, you could opt for drop cloth curtains. Select warm neutral colors if you are not a fan of flashy designs to make your space feel cozy.
Decorate your walls with art
Consider hanging some art to blank walls around your house to make it more appealing. A great option is to decorate your walls with impressive, high-quality photo tiles at pocket-friendly prices. It will spruce up your living space!
Rearrange your furniture
Move your furniture around to give you a new perspective and create more space in your home. Ensure you allow increased access to windows and arrange your furniture so that more natural light can penetrate. It would be best if you reflected on activities you want to maximize as you arrange your furniture. Place your furniture a few inches away from the wall to give your living room an elegant finish.
Buy a new rug
Rugs help bring the living room together and create a finished look. Ensure that your rug matches the rest of your furniture to prevent your house from looking chaotic. You could also look through various textures and designs to see the perfect fit for your home. Oriental varieties of rugs allow you to turn them upside down whenever you feel ready for a change.
Display vintage pieces
Instead of hiding old china or vintage items in shelves and drawers, create space where you can display them to add a personal touch to your home. You also have the option to hang vintage pieces on the wall to make use of blank areas. You also get fantastic vintage items on Craigslist, garage sales, and antique stores at a low cost.
Repurpose old items
Bring out your inner decorator and artist and reinvent old furniture lying around in the house. You can transform an old tire into an ottoman or some old wood blocks into an X-shaped bookshelf for your novels. There is no limit as to what you can accomplish with a creative mind.
Spread white linen tablecloths
Covering your tables with white linen makes your home look elegant and gives the sense of occasion. Your home also ends up looking cleaner and neater. To protect your tablecloths from staining, you could cover them with a transparent polythene sheet.
Select a signature scent
There are many ways to experiment with scents in your home include lighting scented candles, adding lavender water to linen, and using scented soaps. Pleasant scents elevate the mood and are a great way to create memoirs.
Change throw pillowcases
Swap out the pillowcases of your throw pillows to drastically change the feel of your home. Changing your cushions is a cost-effective yet excellent way to make an impact in your living space.
Upgrade your hardware
You can make simple changes around your home like changing door handles to golden rope pull handles to make your space look more elegant. Decant shampoo into refillable glass pump bottles and upgrade lampshades. If you cannot buy new lampshades, you can use water colors or spray paint to reinvent them and make them look brand new.
Now that you have gathered tips on how to refresh your home, draw inspiration from other professionally styled homes either on social media or Pinterest. Select a dominant theme and pin the designs you love most and try to recreate them in your way. Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to your home to make you feel more comfortable.