Tips For Freshening Up The Home on a Budget

Living in the same environment for years on end can get a little boring. That’s why it can make all the difference to change things up a little every now and then. Of course, most people can’t really afford to do major renovations or remodelling to give their homes a new look. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Sometimes, just a few small changes can liven up the home and give it the environment a whole new look and feel. Here are some ways that you can do just that.

Repaint the Walls

If your home has been the same, boring old colour for years, it’s time for a change. You can hire a Berwick painter and repaint the whole house for a few thousand dollars. If this is still too much, that doesn’t mean you can’t repaint. All you have to do is choose a suitable bolder colour to go with your current paint job, and paint an accent wall in each room. Alternatively, you can repaint some of the cabinets and other furniture in some of the rooms.

Reupholster and Redecorate

Sometimes the furniture is what might be giving your home a dull look. Have your furniture sets reupholstered in a new fabric and a new colour. Just make sure that the new colour goes with the rest of the furnishings and wall colours in the home. Alternatively, instead of reupholstering the furniture altogether, just buy new couch cushions or cushion covers for a new look. Redecorate further by changing up the curtains. Chances are that you have been sticking to the same few sets you’ve had for years. So, now it’s time to get something totally different and unique.


It may be that the problem is the way you’ve arranged your household items and furnishings. Often, a poorly organized floor plan can make a room look messy and uninviting. Look at your living room furniture for example. How have you arranged the sofa and chairs? Is there a focal point, like a fireplace? Or are the chairs all spread about with no semblance of order? Your couch should “talk” to your chairs. You can arrange the furniture in a U shape, with sofa in the bottom centre, and chairs on either side facing inwards, with a coffee table in the middle. This will work well if you have a TV or fireplace as a focal point. Alternatively, you could use an H shape, with coffee table at the middle, couch on one side facing on, and chairs on the opposite side facing in.

De-clutter and Store

Few things make a home as unliveable as clutter. A messy home makes for a messy mind. While it’s not bad to have a lot of stuff around the house, you’re bound to feel a lot better if you start clearing up. Have a look at everything in each room individually. Does it add to the aesthetics of the room? Does it add to the functionality? Do you use this item more than on rare occasions? If you have no need for a particular item, store it or give it away. You can either donate items to charity if they can be used, or you can have a garage sale to make a few extra dollars.

Try one or two of these low-budget redecorating ideas and see what works best. You may be surprised at how different your home will look.


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