You may not have a bunch of money to spare for a home remodel, but you could probably modernize your home with a few simple changes. Here are some options for you to redo your space for cheap, whether you’re updating your room that you rent or a house that you own:
Revamp your wall pictures
What’s hanging on your walls? If you’re looking to make a change in your home, it could be as simple as revamping your wall décor. Whether you add art from local artists or you get canvas prints for cheap, redoing the wall art or décor that you have right now can actually make your home look like new.
Avoid buying mainstream prints from local stores, unless they absolutely showcase your personality—otherwise, they make your home look like it belongs in a department store.
Wallpaper can make a home look like new. You can easily up your home’s quality just by installing wallpaper in key areas. For example, adding wallpaper in your bathroom can give it a whole new look and is ten times cheaper than installing new tile (we’re not talking about in the shower, of course).
It can also work wonders as an accent wall behind your living room sofa and pull all your décor and furniture together.
If you’re on a budget but want to revamp your home and make it look up-to-standard, consider the benefits of painting walls. While relatively cheap, freshly painted walls can make a home look like new, especially if you use top-quality paint.
When deciding on the color, think about adding a special color to an accent wall, such as the one behind your bed frame or behind your desk in your office. It can add a unique style to your space that is unique and inviting.
Sell old furniture
Sell your old furniture to make room for the new. Outdated, used, and stained furniture can make your home look a bit sad, so if you’re all about updating your space, either donate or sell furniture so you can invest that money into new furniture that completely revamps the look of your home.
You can host a garage sale, post on sites like Nextdoor or check out your local charity and see if there’s someone in need of furniture. What is one man’s “trash” is someone else’s treasure.
Get new lighting
Using new lamps in a space or adding new lighting fixtures can change the way that a room looks. A chandelier installed in your large living room can add life to it. Hanging lights over your kitchen countertops makes it look modern.
There are so many ways to use lighting for a home makeover, but it can be challenging to know what would work best. Speak with an interior designer about the lighting that could work best for your home and the look that you’re going for. Keep in mind that some lighting may cost more to install or purchase so take your time finding the right options for you.
Making your home look like it’s been remodeled, but without much investment is not that easy. However, it’s completely possible to do with a little bit of patience and a good eye.
If you’re just not great at décor or home upgrades, consider working with a professional home organizer to come up with ideas for your space. You may just want some removable wallpaper or perhaps a new sofa. You can spend a little yet create a big change, if you do it just right.