Hotter days are finally here, and we all feel inspired by a few changes around the house. You’ve probably already gone over the spring cleaning task, and now see that your living space could use a little transformation. However, figuring out what to change precisely can be a tough task. Especially if you feel like you should do a bit of everything.
What’s more, home upgrades and projects can be quite expensive, and no one has a fortune to spend on just one room. Instead, you should look for ways to transform your home with just the right things that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. So, to help you out, here are some amazing ways that you can transform your living space without spending much money. Let’s start.
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Rearrange Your Furniture
Here is one of the cheapest ways to refresh your living space in just a few minutes – rearrange the furniture. Maybe the current layout you have is not as functional, or you’re simply sick of sitting in the same place. So, to burst that bubble of monotony, you should rearrange the furniture in the living room. Start by drawing the room and all the furniture pieces you have. Then, patiently rearrange them on paper to find the new layout you’re going to enjoy. Then, simply get your SO and start moving things around. As you are rearranging you may even get new ideas for the layout so try a few things before you lock into the final arrangement. Instantly you will notice how fresh and different the living space now looks. Plus, it won’t cost you a dime.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting the room is another inexpensive way to transform any room. If you don’t plan on replacing any of the furniture, you can buy a fresh new color that will complement the furniture you already have. Another idea is to simply pick another base, neutral color just to refresh the room a bit. Additionally, if you’d like a real change, you can pick one wall for your focal point. Then, go for a bold but toned-down color of your choice. This can be any color, from dark red to deep green. Deep and bold colors go well with neutral bases and can turn any wall into an accent one.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to go big, you can play with the base color and add some shapes to it. You can even divide the wall diagonally and pick two neutral colors that complement each other. This way, you will provide some dynamics to the living space while you are on the budget and are having fun.
Look for Affordable Wall Art
Some art on the walls can make any home look amazing, cozy, and welcoming. However, art can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to opt for that kind of art. If you are crafty and creative, you can easily paint your own abstract piece in colors that will complement your living space. But, if you are not that skillful or don’t have the time, you can simply rely on amazing posters. Posters come in so many shapes and sizes and they can truly transform any space.
If you love traveling, you can find a poster of your favorite beach or city. Another amazing idea is hanging a custom city map poster of your favorite destination and always look at it with a smile on your face. Other ideas include minimalist line art, star maps on a specific date in your life, and various other minimalist and abstract pieces. Just make sure to pick posters that feature colors you already have in the room to tie the whole look together.
Try Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Maybe you are renting out the space, or painting the walls sounds like a task you’d like to avoid. If that’s the case, you can count on peel-and-stick wallpaper that can transform any space with ease. Plus, they are not as expensive as regular wallpaper. Additionally, these wallpapers come in so many great designs and you can use them however you want. You can cut out smaller pieces and create a geometrical accent wall. Or, if you have that awkward corner in the living space, you can cover it with these wallpapers and add a few plants in there to make it functional and simply beautiful. These wallpapers are super easy to use and you can pick any design you love, and all that’s left is to be creative.
Add Greenery Wherever Possible
Every living space needs at least a few plants to look alive and feel refreshing. If your living space doesn’t have plants, it’s time to add some. There are hundreds of amazing indoor plants that are easy to maintain and you can really have fun with them. You can visit your local flower shop, or simply ask your friends for some cuttings. Growing plants from cuttings is cheap and you get to bond with your new plants.
Additionally, you can truly add life and color with plants. Not only can you play with colorful pots for pops of color, but the deep and calming green of the plants will add that serenity any home needs. So, don’t postpone getting some succulents and similar plants as they are easy to take care of and can provide you with amazing benefits.
As you can see, there is no need to plan a huge budget for living space transformation. Instead, you can simply move things around, add plants and pick a new color for the walls. Plus, wallpapers are affordable and come in some amazing and breathtaking patterns. Then, add those little details with your wall art and trinkets, and your living space will look and feel new and soothing. And all that’s left is to keep the living space clutter-free and your home will look new and become your favorite place on earth, again.