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Upgrading Your Home on a Budget

Updating your home doesn’t always have to be an expensive or tedious process. There are several simple things you can do to completely revamp your home’s decor. Read on to find out small changes you can make that will have a big impact.

1. Paint
A bright fresh coat of paint on the walls can make a room feel brand new. If you have a room that feels too dark, try painting it a bright white or light gray. If you have a room that feels too boring, try painting an accent wall. Paint isn’t only for walls, however. For a completely different and unexpected twist to your décor – you can try painting a ceiling or even hard flooring.

2. Wallpaper
If you don’t want to commit to paint, or if you are someone who likes to change your room décor on a whim, wallpaper might be the answer. Peel and stick wallpaper has come a long way in the last couple years, and is easy to install without all of the mess and hassle of paste. Another bonus, it can be removed and replaced as often as you’d like. Wallpaper doesn’t have to just be for walls either. Explore putting it on stairs, in the back of bookshelves, or even on furniture.

3. Window Treatments
One of the most impactful ways to update a room is with window treatments. From colorful shades to faux wood blinds or woven wood shades, window treatments can influence the style of an entire room. If you already have window treatments explore layering. Traditional plantation shutters feel decidedly more boho when layered with jewel toned velvet drapery. Likewise, bamboo shades feel more beachy when layered with gauzy white drapes.

4. Light Fixtures
Light fixture trends change often, and luckily with sites like Wayfair and Overstock these fixtures are easy to order and replace. If you feel comfortable looking up a tutorial on YouTube you can easily change them out yourself. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of changing fixtures alone, it is a simple job for a local electrician that won’t take much time or cost a lot of money. Never underestimate the impact updating light fixtures can have on a room.

5. Rugs and Pillows

Switching out the soft elements in your room such as pillows, throw blankets, and rugs can instantly elevate the mood in your room. Changing the colors and types of fabric can take your room from farmhouse to city chic, or make a bland room feel more cheerful and cozy. Experiment with pattern mixing or keep items monochrome to help set the mood you are hoping to achieve.