Like a breath of fresh air! Reviving your home on the cheap

Want to give your living areas a facelift but don’t have much of a budget? Here are some ideas to help you revive your home on the cheap.

Over the past 18 months, many of us have spent more time than ever in our homes. So it’s not surprise to see that home renovations are on the rise! And even if you don’t have the money or inclination to drastically extend or renovate your home, you might fancy freshening it up with a quick and inexpensive makeover.

But how can you do this and save money? We’ve put together a few quick ideas to help you.

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Change your comfort levels

Think about the centrepieces of your bedroom and your living room – in other words, your bed and couch. If you want to breathe more life into both of them, you need to upgrade the aesthetics. If you have a very limp and lifeless couch, you can easily replace the foam so the couch feels different, and you can get rid of the throw pillows and swap them, depending on your mood.

Adding a few vibrant colours can make your space feel more uplifting, too. If you are looking towards a more bohemian aesthetic, choose sofa pillows with more organic textures. 

Add a statement wall

If you want to make a big change to a space without spending much time or effort, a statement wall automatically alters the feeling of it. You can incorporate a playful pattern, or just paint one wall in your favourite colour. If you aren’t ready to commit to a complete colour change, removable wallpaper or a wall stencil can help you get the balance. 

Redecorating your walls

A statement wall isn’t the only way to revive any room, because your walls have so many possibilities. You can become more artful in your choices, and install some floating shelves, or put a few more pictures up, arranged in a very tasteful way. If you want to create a more sophisticated and chic gallery, you can find a variety of picture setups to make the space feel completely different. 

A new rug

New rugs have an amazing ability to bring some warmth to any space. If you are struggling to redefine your living room or kitchen, a rug will make a massive impact. Think about the colours and patterns, but also where this rug is going. For example, if you want to evoke something different, put your rug on a diagonal angle, which makes for a more unique visual setup. It also adds an element of movement to the room. 

Replacing your hardware

It’s amazing what a new appliance, such as door handles and a tap, can do to the feel of a space. If you need to reinvigorate your kitchen, you can add brass handles to your drawers and your taps to add this appealing visual intrigue. The great thing about faucets and handles is that the material options are endless. If you need to change the feel of your space every few years, this is the best way to do it on a budget.

Learning to revive your home on a budget is something we all could do with, but we have got to remember it’s not purely about creating a new feel, but it’s about making sure that the space is like a breath of fresh air.

Photo by Andrea Davis