If there’s a room in your home that you haven’t redecorated in years, it may be beginning to look tired or grungy. Or maybe you just want a change of pace. If you’ve looked into redecorating costs, you may have concluded that it’s just too expensive to do a total makeover and sadly pushed refreshing that room to the back burner. Fortunately, there’s no need to do a total makeover since there are various simple and effective ways to freshen up a room without breaking the bank. Here are five simple ways you can update any room in your home.
1: A Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the simplest and cheapest ways to quickly make a massive difference to a room is to paint it. Whether you want to paint the whole room, simply create an accent wall, or recolor wooden bookcases or furniture, a fresh coat of paint can change a lot without sacrificing too much time and money. Paint is easy to DIY with a little effort and relatively inexpensive compared to the massive difference it makes to the entire room. If you’ve stuck with the same colors for years and years, consider looking around and finding a new shade to change the entire room simply.
2: Take Something Away
If you’ve lived in the same space for a long time, you’ve probably found yourself accumulating a lot of stuff. Throw pillows, accent pieces, chairs, side tables. If you’re the type of person who tends to accumulate more and more as time goes by, an easy way to refresh and update a room is to take something away. Try removing extraneous decor or one piece of furniture. This will give you more room to try out new styles of decor and furniture configurations, and you’ll be able to make big changes without spending a lot on new items.
3: Improve Your Organization
On a related note, sometimes the accumulation of stuff comes with an attendant cost: a loss of organization. If you find that your coffee table, side tables, and kitchen counter are always covered with the small items any life picks up, make an effort to organize. Find everything in its proper place and donate or get rid of anything you simply don’t have the space for. This is a small improvement that can really cut down on the clutter and stress of your everyday life.
4: Repurpose Old Decor
If a painting or small item of furniture has been in one room for ages, an easy way to bring new life to two rooms at once without spending a dime is to swap items around different rooms. In addition, you can clear out drawers and closets by repurposing items you have stashed away in a brand new way. If you have decorative platters, you don’t use as much as you’d like, get small hooks and hang them on a wall for an immediate focal point. Use the various small baskets and pots you have as planters or vases. Take the random bits and bobs you find around the house, such as ribbons or yarn, and use them to spruce up your old throw pillows. A little bit of creativity can go a long way regarding household decor.
5: Learn to Layer
Layering small pieces of decor and other household items is a skill anyone can acquire. It adds dimension to any decorating scheme, cuts down on clutter, and can immediately breathe new life into any room in the house. Stack those books that are always spread over your coffee table and top them off with a small knick-knack or a potted plant. Layer throw pillows for extra dimension and comfort. These are simple update ideas that can make big changes to any room.
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