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8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Home Feel New Again

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We’ve all been through the phase where our homes’ interior just doesn’t look appealing anymore. Most of us feel bored with outdated color schemes and furniture placement. We want to give our homes a high-end look and try something trendy and unique. Refreshing your home with some inspiring updates may be hard if you don’t have a lot of money to spend. However, there’s a plethora of options for homeowners to revive their homes without breaking the bank. Read on to discover some easy and elegant updates that can make a big difference while staying on a budget.

1.     Clean or Replace Carpets

Wall-to-wall carpets or area rugs can give a cozy look to any place and give the rooms a sense of individuality. The use of carpets is fairly common in areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. A dirty carpet full of stains, dust, footprints, and pet hair brings a dull and uninviting look to the whole area, making it appear drab and unhygienic. So, if you want to redefine your space, simply cleaning can do the trick.

Professional carpet cleaners use specialized machinery to deep clean carpets. They use various cleaning products and steam cleaning machines to removing carpet stains, restore the fiber’s puffiness, and bring back the pristine condition of your carpet. So instead of using conventional chemical-based carpet cleaning products that include bleaching agents and other chemicals that potentially harm the environment and your carpet, opt for a professional cleaning service.

Steam cleaning is an eco-friendly alternative to conventional carpet cleaning and gives even better results. The absence of harmful chemicals increases the lifespan of any carpet. You’ll be amazed to find no difference between a new and steam-cleaned carpet. On top of that, a professional steam-cleaning service will ensure the removal of harmful bacteria and hazardous substances.

If your carpet has lived its life, it’s always better to replace it instead of putting extra money on cleaning a worn-out carpet. If your living space has a dark, dented, or scratched floor and you’re short on budget to repair or replace it, you can try installing a new carpet to spruce up the space and make it feel new again.

2.     Declutter and Deep Clean

Decluttering and cleaning your home is perhaps one of the best options to refresh your home’s look without spending a single penny. Decluttering and downsizing will not only make your home look more organized, but it will also simplify your life. Simple tasks such as regular maintenance, vacuuming, putting things in place, cleaning your house, and getting rid of extra stuff free up a lot of space and gives your home a clean, open, and minimalistic look.

Cleaning allows you to quickly remove stains and spots from rugs, sofas, curtains, bedsheets, and other washable items. This increases their lifespan and prevents any damage to the delicate fiber in the long run.

Plan deep cleaning and decluttering on weekends, and make a complete list of things you need to clean. Mark items in each room that need decluttering. Try to clean and declutter one room at a time and work your way through to other rooms. Donate, sell, or throw away items you haven’t used for a year or more. Purchase some storage baskets and arrange items in each room according to your need.

While cleaning, make sure you include furniture, windows, and doors on the list. Cleaning the windows gives your home a neat and open look and makes it appear brighter, appealing, and welcoming.

3.     Give a Fresh Touch of Paint to Your Walls

A fresh layer of paint is one of the quickest and most budget-friendly ways to give your home a new look. Remember that not all walls need a fresh coat. Before you start the painting project, list all areas that require new paint. Fix the cracks and holes in the walls. Mark areas that need a contrasting color to create an accent wall.

4.     Use Neutral Colors for the Interior

When painting the interior, try to use neutral colors. Neutral colors act like a blank canvas and allow you to use a range of color options for wall décor, furniture, and home accessories. You can mark areas you want to highlight and choose a contrasting color to create an accent wall. Neutral colors also help reflect light instead of absorbing it, giving your home a wide and bright appearance.

Choosing neutral colors for furniture upholstery allows you to play with color variations for your rugs, cushioning, pillows, sofa throws, curtains, and decorative items. It always gives a minimalist look to your space and makes it appear brighter.

5.     Revive Your Exterior

Paint is also very important for the exterior of your home. Only repainting your main door improves your home’s curb appeal. Applying a modern color palette to your home’s exterior can make it stand out in the entire neighborhood.

6.     Invest in New Light Fixtures

Rooms with little natural light and dull lighting appear claustrophobic. Investing in new light fixtures is the best way to breathe new life into your rooms on a tight budget. Consider buying some elegant chandeliers or centerpieces. You can also save money by purchasing antique light fixtures from thrift stores. Instead of using high-voltage bulbs in a single location, install small LED lights in multiple locations to create the appearance of natural light. LED bulbs are brighter and use less electricity. Invest in tall floor lamps and pendant lights to make your home appear new and exorbitant.

Try purchasing designer light fixtures if you want to make a style statement. If you have a flair for arts and crafts, there are various DIY projects available on the internet for you to try. You can also try repainting lamps or revamping your old lampshades.

If a room lacks windows, you can still illuminate it by using large-sized mirrors. Mirrors reflect light and make the room appear bigger and brighter.

7.     Change Rugs

Rugs are one of the best home accessories to highlight your spaces and add a style statement to your rooms. Adding some new rugs or replacing the old ones with modern designs can bring your space up a notch in no time. When buying a new rug, choose colors and patterns that resonate with the overall theme of your space. The size and placement of rugs are also important factors to consider. Never choose a small rug for large spaces. Similarly, try tucking part of the rug under the sofa and beds to make your space appear bigger.

8.     Change Old Curtains

Changing your old curtains for new ones or replacing them with blinds can create a whole new look for your home. High-end homes with contemporary design schemes emphasize lighter tones for curtains to give a neat and bright appearance. Alternatively, you can use curtains with darker hues and simple patterns for larger spaces to add more depth.

If your room is cramped, you can try elevating the curtain rod and installing curtains high up to the roof to create a vertical length, making your home feel brand new and more elegant.

Final Thoughts

Revamping your house doesn’t need a heavy budget or major renovation projects. With simple DIY projects and the above budget-friendly ways, you can transform the entire look of your house without breaking the bank. Before you plan any of the above-mentioned projects, you should consider how much you can spend and create a list of improvements you can easily afford. Keep some extra amount to prepare yourself for any extra spending needed along the way. We hope this list will help you make your home feel new again.

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