Eight inexpensive ways to revamp personlize your home
Whether you’re a new homeowner or looking to spruce up the place you’ve lived in for the past decade, there are ways you can revamp your living spaces while on a budget.
Completely remodeling your home with new floors, walls, and appliances can cost you tens of thousands of dollars.
To avoid spending a fortune on expensive home repairs, take a look at these eight inexpensive ways you can revamp and personalize your home.
1) Add a fresh layer of paint
A fresh layer of paint can give a tired wall a new else of life. And the good news is that paint is one of the cheapest ways you can revamp your home; all you need is painting tape, paint, some paintbrushes, and you’re good to go.
It doesn’t take an expert to paint a room, which makes this an easy DIY project you can complete in a weekend.
If you’re unsure about what color to paint your walls, take advantage of interior decoration apps that allow you to get a preview of what a room will look like with a new coat of paint. This way, you can choose calming colors for your bedroom or a vibrant color for an accent wall in your living room.
2) Hang some artwork
Your home can have brand new floors, furniture, and painted walls, but without artwork, it can look bare and impersonal. Hanging paintings, artwork, and photographs is an easy and inexpensive way to add a personal touch to any room.
For example, you can create a feature wall in your living room with different sized photos and prints of things that bring you joy and tell your personal story. Or, you can install floating shelves and decorate them with acrylic blocks with a family photo or a canvas print of your fluffy pet.
Artwork can be pricey, costing you a few hundred or few thousand dollars. However, you can find prints of famous art pieces online for a fraction of the cost.
Pair this with a 20-dollar frame, and you’ll show your guests your sophisticated side. Or you can choose to hang some affordable soundwave art pieces to elevate the entire atmosphere.
Or, if you have children, have them draw or paint their own masterpieces. Once they’re dry, place them in a museum-like picture frame to add a touch of class and show your children how much you appreciate their artwork.
3) Bring life indoors
Adding potted or hanging plants to rooms throughout your house will not only add a splash of green, but will also purify the air and bring life into an otherwise bland room.
Plants are a cheap way to add a personal touch to a room and create a mindful workspace at home. You can do this by going in your own backyard and replanting a flower into a pot and placing it on a desk in your home office.
Or, you can order succulent boxes to add desert vibes to your bathroom, and a hanging snake plant to your nook to make reading the morning paper more relaxing.
4) Incorporate tech seamlessly
There’s nothing more unappealing than seeing a mound of tangled wires on the floor by your entertainment system. The same goes for a clunky smart speaker awkwardly placed on a shelf or counter.
When you purchase new tech gadgets, such as Amazon’s Alexa or an Apple TV, make sure you take the time to plan how they’d look in the room you plan on placing them in. If your tech gadgets come in a variety of colors, choose ones that match the theme of the room, and disguise their cords with cord organizers.
Just like with clothing, accessories can turn an ordinary room (or outfit) into something magazine-worthy.
There are plenty of ways you can add accessories to your home on a budget. Do you have a side hobby, such as photography, pottery, or knitting? Show it off by channeling your creative ideas into action. Bringing your own creations into your home is a great way to add a personal touch and surprise your guests with your hidden talents.
6) Go thrifting
There’s nothing more fun than shopping, especially when you score a huge deal on something valuable. Thrifting for second hand products is a great way to find unique items for your home at a discounted price.
Whether you go to a thrift store or a yard sale, tag sale, or estate sale, you’re sure to find something that’s eye-catching and cheap that will make an excellent fit for your home.
7) Repurpose furniture
Do you have furniture that’s seen better days? If so, try repurposing or refurbishing it. To repurpose, all you have to do is change what the piece is used for.
For example, if your nightstand doesn’t fit well in your bedroom anymore, bring it to the living room and use it as an end table or TV stand. To refurbish a piece of furniture, all you have to do is add a new coat of paint, stain the wood, and redo the upholstery.
This route is much cheaper than throwing it to the curb and buying something new and is a good DIY project you can do at home.
8) Install a brand-new floor
Flooring can sound incredibly difficult to install, but there are plenty of ways to simplify the entire process. Most flooring companies can actually help you calculate just how much flooring you need and there are plenty of fantastic options to choose from.
Whether you like vinyl flooring, carpets, or even hardwood, you’ll have plenty of different choices to pick and experiment with. Just remember that while you can do this on a budget as a DIY project, it might be best to ask a friend or family member to help you.
Alternatively, you could just speak with a contractor that can help you with the entire process including moving your furniture and helping you pick a suitable design.
How can you revamp your home on a budget?
If you’re looking to revamp your home without emptying your wallet, all you have to do is look around your house and get creative. There are plenty of ways you can turn something old into something new.
With these seven tips, you’ll be able to show off your creative side in a unique and affordable way.
Photo by Tony Lee