It can be frustrating when you want to give your room or home a fresh new look and you don’t have a lot of money with which to do it. Or perhaps you’re staging your home for sale? The good news is that there are 10 very simple things that you can do to help your house look a lot better and they don’t cost a lot of money at all. Below are 10 tips that you can use to freshen up a room or home.
1. Make the Bed
This may sound simple and dumb, but this is going to make a huge difference. You’re going to feel accomplished as your day starts and you’re going to feel great about life seeing your bed made after your long day. This move can make your untidy room a lot neater looking. When your bed is unmade it also can make an otherwise clean room look messy.
2. Do a Cleanup in General
Cleaning feels really dreadful because a lot of times people wait until the last minute and they can’t bear it. Just take a couple minutes and put your clothes away rather than throwing them on the floor or chair. Wipe your countertops off each day and declutter so that it doesn’t build up. This is going to make your life feel so much easier.
3. Bring in Plants
Houseplants are really good for you. They can help you with relaxing and they also are great at removing toxins that are in the air. That is just to start. Just a little green in a room also can make its whole vibe much nicer as well. When you are caring for your plants also makes you feel more responsible as well.
4. Hang a Mirror
This will give you a way that you can view yourself without using your cell phone camera and it also will make additional light bounce around the room. Mirrors also make rooms look bigger.
5. Hang Up Some Art
When you have a bare wall, it can make you feel sad. Hang a huge piece or use a variety of small pieces to help your wall have some character to it. If you don’t have a lot of money to buy art, you can also print out some pictures from the net ro you can be creative using washi tape.
6. Give Yourself a New Lighting Scheme
Having overhead lights is okay, but if that is your sole lighting source, that is probably something that you should change. Buy a floor or table lamp so you have light that is coming from various heights around the room. Another option is candles, to set a romantic mood and to give your room a nice new scent.
7. Change Your Furniture Around
You would never believe how big a change this can make in your room’s look. If you can’t afford to buy new furniture, just giving the room a new look by moving the furniture can help you with having a new outlook. Even though this won’t work for every room, depending on the size of the room, doing this to the rooms that can be rearranged is a good idea for a change.
8. Lay a Rug Down
No matter where you do this, putting the rug down will give your space structure. Along with adding warmth and texture to the floor and giving your feet some cushion, area rugs help with containing your room and everything in it. Even putting down one that is small in an entryway and your kitchen can change your room’s look and feel. You can also lay down more than one rug in a room to give you visual interest and added pattern.
9. Accessorize Your Surfaces
Accumulate some knickknacks but do so with caution. When you have surfaces that are empty, whether it’s on your bookshelf, mantel or vanity, adding some accessories can be just the thing that is needed to give new life to your room.
10. Get Some Throw Pillows
You would never believe what a difference the right throw pillow can make for sprucing up your furniture. If you have the spaces to put them, you can put throw pillows just about anywhere. They are fun and decorative and they aren’t very expensive, so you can keep a collection of them around.
These are 10 affordable and easy ways that you can give your home a new look quickly and easily. Taking these ten tips to heart will help you feel great about your space and give it a new look without spending a lot of time or money.