How to Refresh Your Home on a Budget

Chances are, you’ve looked around your home and decided now is the time for an update. What you liked years ago has changed, and so have you! We’ve compiled a  list of seven tips on how you can refresh your home on a budget – and help you fall in love with your home all over again!

Swap Out Accessories

Ready to give your couch or bed a facelift? Add a pop of color to any room with accessories. Decorate with colorful accent pillows and throw blankets to match the season or your mood. Pillows can add texture, pattern, color and that finishing touch that you’re looking for and are an inexpensive way to change the look of a room.

Change Up the Hardware

You may have noticed, as you’re taking out ingredients and cookware to make dinner, that your kitchen isn’t exactly your style any longer.  No worries!  An easy way to update your kitchen’s aesthetic is with new hardware for your drawers and cabinets.  Knobs and pulls are easy to install and generally inexpensive – and can put a fresh and modern spin on your cabinets and kitchen style.

Incorporate Plants Indoors and Out

Did you know that studies show that plants can reduce the feelings of anxiety and depression, can make you more productive and boost creativity, and also increase the air quality in your home? Adding plants to any space is a great way to give a room character while achieving some health benefits for the occupants! By breathing in this fresh air, you’ll naturally feel more relaxed and less stressed. And, your room will look more cozy too! If you’re a newbie, here’s a list of 12 beautiful flowers that are easy to grow!

Bring Out the Paint

Walls show signs of wear and tear over time. There are scratches from moving furniture, holes from hanging up paintings, and chipped paint from age. A fresh coat of paint easily and quickly updates the look and feel of a room.

Want to create instant curb appeal? Go ahead and freshen up the front door while you’re at it. As we all know, first impressions matter. Consider painting your front door with a bright, welcoming shade like blue, yellow, or red.

Make a Statement With Your Walls

A fresh coat of paint isn’t the only way to revive your walls. You can also create a statement wall by adding your favorite paint color or wallpaper pattern to a central wall in your room. Also, consider adding artwork by hanging a large painting, or create a sophisticated gallery wall with photos and art of varying sizes. This is a great opportunity to display photos from vacations and other memorable outings.

Add Warmth With Rugs

A great way to add warmth and charm to a space is with the addition of area rugs. Adding area rugs in the entryway and under tables can help anchor any room. Combining rugs, blankets, and pillows with complimenting colors and textures can help create a warm, cozy vibe and quickly refresh any room.  And the best part? Adding area rugs can also help cut heating costs in the winter months!

Create A Cozy Nook

A small, calming space can be just what you need to relax. In the corner of a room, set up a small table and comfy chair, and adorn them with a fuzzy blanket and comfortable pillows. Place a small bookshelf and a reading light to make the ideal reading nook, or a floor mat for the perfect spot to meditate. You’ll feel more at ease in no time.

Trust the Experts at The Massey Team

Not sure where to start? Trust the experts at The Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties! We’ll help you find the home of your dreams and make positive changes. Give us a call at either (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298 and learn more today.

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