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How To Spruce Up Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

Have you ever looked around at home and felt like there’s something lacking in the design and vibe? Whether your home design looks outdated or you’re just itching to refresh your home, there are several ways to transform and update your space.

And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a lot to update your home. Often, a few small and cheap upgrades should be enough to give your home a new lease on life. If you don’t know where to start, this article shares four common ways to style and refresh your home—even on a budget.

Start By Decluttering

Sometimes, the only reason why your home looks drab and suffocating is that there’s too much clutter. From old, unused items you’ve collected over the years or clothes that you can no longer wear, clutter can make your home look crowded and unappealing.

So, the first thing you need to do is to start clearing out anything that you no longer need. The best way to go about a decluttering project is to do this by room. Prepare large containers or boxes for sorting your items. Ideally, you should segregate your stuff into three categories—to keep or reuse, to sell/donate, and to throw away.


By clearing out the things you no longer need, you can free extra space in your home, making any room feel bigger and fresher. You can also take advantage of the extra space by adding modern decor or new furniture.

Paint The Walls

Once you’ve cleared your home of unwanted clutter, you’ll probably face a bare, dingy wall. However, you can easily spruce up your walls by splashing them with a new coat of paint. While most homeowners tend to focus more on areas like the living room, kitchen, or bedrooms, you shouldn’t forget about your bathroom and exterior too.

When painting, make sure to choose the appropriate type. For instance, the best bathroom paint should have a semi-gloss or glossy finish that can withstand excess moisture and frequent cleaning. Meanwhile, a satin finish should be suitable for low-moisture bathroom areas like a powder room.

Meanwhile, your home’s exterior can also benefit from a fresh coat of paint. The best exterior paint not only helps in improving your home’s curb appeal but also adds an extra layer of protection from various elements, keeping your home safe against weather damage and dust.

Now, if your interior wall paint is relatively new but still needs some sprucing up, consider adding a statement wall. This allows you to make a major change without spending too much. Statement walls can also make your walls look richer and more dynamic. You can try adding playful patterns or opt for bolder colors like bright red or orange.

Regardless of what you do, painting your walls is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to elevate the look of your home.

Dress Your Windows

Some homeowners tend to forget about their windows. However, neglecting your window treatments can make your home look cheap and unfinished.

Adding window treatments is a cheap way to add some sophistication to your home as well and even provide much-needed privacy. That said, you need to choose carefully when buying window treatments.

Choosing flimsy materials or outdated designs can make your windows look dated. In terms of window treatments, stick with elegant materials such as linen, natural silk, and cotton. They may be a bit more expensive than cheap, see-through materials, but they should last for years and help elevate your space. That said, if you’re not into draperies, you can also try wood blinds or bamboo shades.

Add Some Greenery

Houseplants have the power to make any dull room feel lively, welcoming, and fresh. They have become staple decorative items in most homes.

Strategically adding some greenery and flowering plants around your home can instantly elevate your space without spending too much time or money. Aside from improving the overall look and feel of a space, houseplants also provide numerous health benefits for your household.

Common houseplants like Snake Plants and English Ivy helps clean the air while boosting your energy and mood. You can also create your little herb garden near the kitchen, so you can always have access to fresh spice ingredients when cooking your favorite meals.

There’s no need to worry if you don’t have a green thumb or simply don’t have the time to care for plants. Many houseplants are low-maintenance and can easily thrive with less water.


As you can see, sprucing up your home doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several ways to refresh your home, even on a budget, giving it a high-end, finished look. By implementing the above tips, you should easily transform your home and enjoy a more modern and elegant space without the hefty price tag.