With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many of us indoors save for grocery shopping and work, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when you find yourself in need of a home refresh. Of course, completely redecorating your space can be expensive and you may not necessarily have the room (or even the budget) for a new accent chair. So how can you refresh your space without splurging or cluttering your home? Here are a few ways you can feel at home in your house again without busting your budget.
Dress up old pieces with paint
Coatings have two primary functions: decoration and protection. If the coatings on certain pieces of furniture are dinged up or falling apart, consider giving them a fresh coat of paint. You can either refinish a piece of wood furniture to make a chair darker or sand off the finishing and transform a boring dining chair into a neon pink accent chair.
Reuse existing furniture for new purposes
There are two main types of modular construction: permanent and relocatable. Many types of furniture today are modular and dual-purpose like storage ottomans and loveseats that fold out into guest beds. If you don’t have dual-purpose furniture, consider making it dual-purpose and getting unconventional. For instance, if you don’t use that side table you have in your bedroom, consider reusing it as a desk.
Swap out old art
Your wall art plays a big part in your home’s overall vibe. That means you can change the aesthetic of your home and give your space an instant refresh just by changing out a few prints. Fortunately, there are plenty of places where you can find cheap art prints online. Just swap out the prints in your existing frames and keep your old art in a safe place so nothing gets bent.
Look for free furniture or materials to DIY
If you’re looking for new furniture pieces like a bookshelf or table, you may be able to find free furniture pieces on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. You may also be able to DIY certain furniture pieces with free materials. For instance, a major trend with DIY shelving includes wooden box crates and even concrete blocks, which have a strength of 3,000 pounds per square inch. Imagine the number of books that DIY shelf could hold.
It can be tricky to give your home a facelift on a budget when you’re looking to refresh your home. But it’s not impossible. By following the tips above, you can switch up your space to make things feel like new without breaking your budget.