Remodeling a room can feel like the ultimate test of patience and financial savvy, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune (or months of your time) to make any space feel like new. Put some of these tips into practice, and see for yourself!
Places like the dollar store and discount retailers are gold mines for inexpensive pieces you can use to upgrade your space. Think throw pillows, rugs, picture frames, and faux plants and flowers, which breathe life into a dull space without the expense.
A touch of paint
The best thing about paint is that it’s relatively inexpensive and a little goes a long way. Just one gallon of paint is enough to repaint a bathroom or other small space, and it can even be used to give cabinets, shelves, hardware, and other surfaces new life.
From wall to wall
Wall decor can make a huge difference when it comes to the look and style of a room, and if you already have perfectly usable picture frames, something as simple as a quick coat of paint in a bright color can tie your room together.
All about the accents
Does your room have large windows? Make sure you opt for light, breezy curtains to maximize the natural light. Is your coffee table the most beloved piece of furniture you own? Don’t tuck it away behind a table runner or large centerpiece—let the best parts of the room speak for themselves.
- Declutter—ridding a space of built up, unnecessary items can make it look like new in no time!
- Rearrange items in your space to avoid monotony and help you feel refreshed.
- Add bits of greenery (via flowers or plants) to breathe life into your space.
- Break out the duster, and watch as your room is instantly brighter!