It’s spring! Finally, an excuse to clean house and give your home the makeover it’s been craving since fall. A big renovation project can be a bit time-consuming (not to mention expensive) for many of us—but don’t fear. There are plenty of ways to give your home a fresh look for spring that require minimal labor and recoup time…and you won’t break bank in the process.
Paint the blues away. Or, of course, the reds or beiges or whatever color you have on your walls now that you’d like to switch up. A good can of paint will run less than $50/gallon, and is the ultimate game-changer when it comes to improving the feel of a room. (Redoing your kitchen works too, of course, but this can cost upwards of $10,000 and is a much more permanent job.)
Throw some art on your walls… Any change to your wall scape will make a huge difference in your home (have you ever walked past the space where a removed portrait in your home used to hang, or where a new one now does? It definitely takes some getting used to). Even by adding one abstract or landscape painting, you can add a new focal point to a worn-down room. And you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars at an art auction to get the piece you want; a visit to any “superstore” or home retailer’s decoration section will yield the results you want.
…and accent everything! Accent pieces, like pillows, towels, window dressings and decorations, are small and inexpensive additions to your home. When used together, however, they can form a theme that can be affordably changed with the seasons. Is your bathroom looking dreary? Switching out dark towels for pastel, decorative ones may be the key to a “new” look. Likewise, dark or mismatched bedroom décor may be what’s holding you back from the cozy feeling you want. Don’t be afraid to experiment!