The birds are chirping. The grass is turning green (in places! I’ve seen it!). Spring is slowly arriving.
And with the start of a new season, many of us are ready for a refresh in our home décor too.
If you want to update your space, but your pocketbook is feeling a little light, don’t worry! Today I’m sharing five ways to breathe new life into your home without breaking the bank.
1. Paint those walls.
Painting a room or even painting an accent wall can drastically change a space. You can buy a gallon a paint for around $27-$40. That is a lot of transformational bang for your buck.
2. Add some new art.
Sure, art can be really expensive. But it doesn’t have to be.
Vintage art is often less expensive (not talking Monet here). You can also shop student art sales or art fairs. Or you can buy art prints and frame them.
My gallery wall is a blend of all these with a few original paintings mixed in.
And if you can afford to support independent artists, I absolutely think you should.
3. Change out a light fixture (or 2).
I know what you’re thinking, light fixtures aren’t cheap. And certainly, some are very pricey. But if you skip the designer label, you can find some great reasonably priced options.
Buying vintage light fixtures is a more economical option. Or even upcycled lighting, like these custom macramé light fixtures available from us at the Vintage Modern shop.
Also places like Ikea, Home Depot and Menards have a surprising amount of good-looking lighting options. And I’m not talking boob lights here.
4. Mix up your style with some new home décor pieces.
Tired of the way your couch looks? Buy some new pillows and a throw blanket. This will give your couch a new look without you having to go couch shopping.
Sick of that same old coffee table? Add a new tray, a basket or maybe some new candlesticks. Suddenly, your old table will have a new life.
5. Declutter or reorganize your space.
You can also transform your space for $0. It just involves a little effort on your part.
Are your bookshelves looking overstuffed and dated? Try donating the books you’re never going to read, and then rearrange the ones you have. I like mixing in stacks, and then adding something like a candle or pretty rock to the top of the stack.
You can also sort your books by color. It adds a graphic design element to your scholarly collection. Or maybe it’s time to get rid of those fake flowers that have been gathering dust on your on shelf.
The important thing is to only hang on to the pieces you really love and that still resonate with your style.
There you have it! Updating your space doesn’t have to involve spending major bucks. It’s amazing what a little paint, elbow grease and a great piece of art can do!