Simple, Low-Cost Ways to Revive Your Home
After spending so much time at home, you may be looking forward to sprucing it up as people start coming over again. But these upgrades don’t have to do serious damage to your wallet. You can revive your home without spending too much by following these inexpensive home improvement tips.
Decluttering is a great first step when trying to freshen up your home and highlight accent furniture that may be buried under knickknacks and other clutter. It’s a cost-free way to improve your living space, but it does more than just revive your home. It’s also been proven to improve mental health and calm anxiety.
Start small by decluttering one room at a time so you don’t become overwhelmed. Take out pieces you no longer need or have a connection with. If you haven’t used them in the last six months and they aren’t seasonal, you are unlikely to use them in the coming months, either. ZenBusiness recommends purging your paper as well, as many of your documents, receipts, and memos can easily be discarded.
2. Add Mirrors
Mirrors are an easy way to open a space up and give your home a bigger, lighter appearance. The reflection mirrors provide creates the illusion that a room is more spacious and choosing one with an unconventional shape or frame design adds interest to a room. There are many inexpensive options available, and older mirrors are frequently found at thrift shops and sales. Choose one of these and you can paint it to give your room a pop of color or complement accents in the room
3. Revamp Your Walls
Few things can have a more striking effect than redoing the walls of a room. If you want something simple, get a few gallons of paint to freshen up your room. Pick a rich color that will make your artwork and fixtures stand out.
Wallpaper is another attractive and durable option that has become easier than ever with peel-and-stick options on the market. You can create truly stunning walls with the right wallpaper design, and you can even choose more than one style to add extra interest to the room or make a singular wall stand out.
4. Rearrange Your Shelves
Bookshelves can take a lot of space in a room, so they are natural draws to the eye when a person enters. Don’t let this opportunity to revive your home go to waste. Take your traditionally arranged books and style them in a more eye-catching way. It’s both free and effective.
Group books together by color, creating a rainbow effect. Alternate how books are resting on the bookshelf between horizontal stacks and upright books. Choose unique accents that complement the colors of the stacks or add plants to give your shelves a warmer effect.
5. Replace Pictures
If you have pictures decorating your walls, choose new ones to print and fill frames with. If they’re family photos, choose a variety of sentimental pictures that will make you smile when you look at them. For artwork, original designs can be purchased online and printed at home to save money, or you can design them yourself using an online tool.
Getting your home in good shape to open it back up to the world doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Get rid of the clutter, install mirrors, rearrange your bookshelves, replace your pictures, and revamp your walls. Your house will feel like new, and you’ll be proud to have loved ones back in your home.