Recently, much of the world has been spending a lot of quality time at home. While some of this time has brought a renewed sense of appreciation for the place that keeps us safe from the outside world, there has undoubtedly been some time to reflect on what could make our homes more comfortable, more stylish, more connected, and a more accurate reflection of those who dwell within.
This sentiment is illustrated by unprecedented levels of traffic to home improvement stores, countless posts of newly renovated spaces on social media, and the abundant use of hashtags like #QuarantineRemodel. Extra time and staring at your space more often than ever before can be huge motivators in fueling an urge to completely overhaul your space, but sometimes your budget stops your ambition in its tracks.
If you want to update your space, without breaking the bank there are a few things you can do for high-impact change with a low-impact expense.
Channel your inner Picasso
Whether adding fresh paint to the walls or creating one of those pour paint masterpieces that are all the rage, color is one of the fastest ways to change the look and feel of a room. If your family is seeking peace, try hues of blue or green to calm the space. For inspired energy, add pops of red or yellow and watch productivity blossom. A can of paint, or a beautiful piece of art, is often very affordable and the impact it can make is priceless. It’s truly amazing how quickly a bold wall or an intriguing piece of wall art can transform an area.
Play with accessories
Know how they say that accessories make the outfit? The same can be said about the role of accessories in a room. Whether you choose conversational table-top figurines, beautiful vases, or larger pieces like accent cabinets, the way your space is embellished with unexpected and stylish accents can make a huge difference. If you look around your home, chances are you already have some incredible pieces that are being underutilized in their current locations. If your search has come up empty, it is easy to find items that you will love at prices you can afford.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Mirrors are an underrated hero of many rooms. These versatile pieces can do more than just give the beholder a reflection of their appearance as they get ready for the day. With the proper placement, a mirror can easily uplift a space and even make small spaces appear larger. Finding the right mirror doesn’t always have to be a difficult or costly task as you can often repurpose dresser mirrors or add a beautiful frame to one you already have.
With these tips, it is easy to make your home the space you want it to be without causing financial strain. For more ideas and DIY inspiration, make sure to check out Pinterest or Instagram and bring your creativity to life!