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Top 5 Ways to Redecorate on a Budget

posted by Chris Valentine

If it’s been a while since you chose your home furnishings, you may be itching for a change. Unfortunately, your budget won’t always accommodate that itch. Paint, furniture, flooring, and even smaller decorations can add up quickly. Fortunately, there are ways to make even the smallest budget stretch to cover a complete revamping of your living space. Read on to learn the top 5 ways to redecorate on a budget.

1: Rearrange Your Furniture

Furniture is one of the most expensive items in your home, so if you’re looking to redecorate on a budget you may feel stuck with what you already have. There are ways to make it so that your room’s new look isn’t a simple reskin of your current one. Rearranging your current furniture is one of the simplest ways to revamp your room’s look, and it doesn’t cost a dime. Getting creative with your rearrangements can make your space feel completely new, and if you end up changing your mind after a few days your won’t be out any money.

2: Create a New Focal Point

Every room in your house likely has a focal point whether you realize it or not. In bedrooms it is often the blanket and bed sheets. In your kitchen it’s your cabinets or a kitchen island. This fact means that creating a new focal point can cause the entire room to look new and fresh. Oftentimes the easiest way to do this is by changing out one item. Consider a new coffee table, area rug, or accent wall. All of these options cost less than a complete renovation and will result in a complete transformation of your living space.

3: Change Out Accent Pieces

Many people have special accent pieces that they change out with the holidays or the seasons. Expand that attitude to the entire year, and you’ll begin to see just how big a difference changing out accent pieces can make. Switching out wall art, knick-knacks, and table lamps can have an amazing effect on the overall feel of your room. In addition, these smaller items are easier to find second-hand. Going to antique stores, vintage stores, Facebook Marketplace, or even Goodwill will net you an abundance of eye-catching accent pieces that you will then be able to use to completely change the look of your living space.

4: Look into Linens

Like focal points and accent pieces, the linens in your rooms have a huge effect on the overall look of your home. Linens can be bedspreads in bedrooms, shower curtains in bathrooms, and curtains and throw pillows in living rooms. Switching out just one of these has a huge effect on the way your home looks. Curtains are especially versatile, and changing out heavier curtains for lighter ones is one way to open up your space and make the entire room look brighter and larger. Changing out throw pillows has a similar effect to changing out other accent pieces, contributing to an entirely new feeling in your room.

5: Go Green

Houseplants are a classic fixture of home decoration. They bring a wonderful living element to any space, leave a big impact, and have even been shown to help your mental and physical health. Houseplants cleanse the air in any space they’re in, meaning that there will be more oxygen and cleaner air in your living space. They have also been shown to help with your mental health, with the psychological benefits of being near and caring for a living thing being well documented. Houseplants can range from small and inexpensive to impressive and bank-breaking, but that variety also means that you’ll be able to find the right plant for your living space no matter what your requirements are.

Having an attractive new living space doesn’t have to break the bank. Follow some or all of these tips, and you’ll find yourself with a room that you can barely recognize without dropping hundreds of dollars on fancy new furniture, flooring, or paint.

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