What You Need to Know About Redecorating on a Budget

Redecorating your home can be an expensive task, but it doesn’t always have to be. Small projects can freshen up your home and be more cost efficient rather than tackling the whole redecorating process.

Upcycle

Do you have a piece of furniture that is in good shape, but you hate the way it looks? Give it a new look by upcycling and repurposing it instead of getting rid of it and getting something new. (Or worse, just living with it and hating it every time you look at it.) Give it a new stain, paint it, or add something unexpected for the hardware, such as door knockers.

Use Decor You Already Have

Give a couple of rooms an update by switching decor out between the rooms. The way an item is paired with something else can create a new perspective, giving a new look simply by changing the room it is in.

Repaint

Changing the wall color is an easy way to give a room a whole new look, but it doesn’t mean you have to repaint all four walls. Create an accent wall by painting one wall a bold color that either contrasts with the color that is already on your walls or is a couple shades darker. Another way of changing the wall color is by adding a chair rail around your room and painting either side of the chair rail a different color.

Collect Interchangeables

If you like to change out your decor based on the season, try using things you can interchange easily. When buying throw pillows, consider getting filling along with several different pillow covers so that you can switch them out without having to purchase new pillows each time.

Add Life

Adding plants to your home is an inexpensive and easy way to freshen up. Plants not only clean your air and provide more oxygen, they’re great a sprucing up your home. Be thoughtful about the containers you put them, as they can add another element of decor.

Hang a Mirror

Hanging a mirror in your home can bring a whole new look to your room. Mirrors are a great way to make a room look larger and add more light.

Change Out Hardware

Cabinets can easily look old and outdated. Switch out the hardware on the drawers and doors to give them a new look instead of completely replacing them.