By Clara Beaufort
With everyone spending so much time inside during the past year, many people are in need of a refresh, and what better place to start than with your home? Updating your living space can improve more than your house’s value. A pleasant environment can help with depression and anxiety, increase your motivation, and reduce stress. If you feel the urge to spruce up your home, these budget-friendly tips can refresh your home, and in turn, may improve your quality of life.
Refresh Your Cabinets
The kitchen plays an important role in most homes as it is often the room where families congregate and share meals. When this central room requires a refresh, the cabinets are a great place to start.
If you want to give dated cabinets a fresh new look, there are simple and cost-effective options. A few cans of paint or stain coupled with new modern hardware can give your old, worn cabinets a clean and contemporary look. You can approach your bathrooms with the same strategy, and give these utilitarian spaces an upgraded atmosphere with minimal expense and effort.
Put Up Wallpaper
Peel-and-stick wallpaper is an excellent choice for sprucing up your walls. This durable option gives you the power to add drama to a room without the hassle and long-term commitment of traditional wallpaper, because the adhesive backing makes it easy to apply, reposition, and remove.
This option comes in many colors and styles, from simple and elegant to bold and colorful. You can even customize the wallpaper with your own design if you want to make a personal statement. With a customized order, you never have to worry about your product being out of stock because it can be printed on demand, ensuring that you get exactly what you need.
Bring Nature Inside
Add color and texture to your room with real plants, trees, and flowers. Natural elements in your home can freshen your air and add a sense of serenity. According to research cited by LiveKindly, live plants can provide a myriad of psychological benefits. Having nature around us can reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate depression, and boost productivity. As a bonus, caring for your plants increases mindfulness and gives you a sense of purpose.
Bringing sunlight into your home delivers similar benefits, per Healthline. In addition to making the space brighter and more welcoming, exposure to natural light has positive effects on your blood pressure, serotonin levels, sleep habits, stress levels, and immune system.
The simplest and most cost-effective way to increase light exposure in your home is to get rid of heavy drapes and keep your windows bare. If you need privacy in a particular room, utilize sheer curtains or adjustable blinds.
Make Good Use of Accessories
If you are trying to improve your space while staying on a budget, strategically placed accessories can work well. Look for bold items that make a statement, such as:
- Light-reflecting mirrors
- Wall hangings
- Table accessories
- Colorful throw pillows
- Handcrafted pieces
Affordable options can be found at flea markets, discount retailers, or even community garage sales.
Improve Curb Appeal
To feel welcomed and cheerful before you even enter your house, boost your home’s curb appeal. There are many budget-friendly ways to improve your exterior:
- Paint your front door a pretty, bold, or unexpected color
- Buy a stylish doorknob or eye-catching handle
- Replace outdated light fixtures
- Order a whimsical welcome mat
- Place a potted plant by your front door
You can revive your home’s decor without major renovations and a large budget. Cost-effective updates can boost the look of your environment and give you a more positive perspective on your house, life, and world.
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