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50 Ways To Refresh Your Home For Cheap

Every now and then I find myself having the urge to refresh my living space. Sometimes this means buying a new piece of furniture, but let’s face it — that’s expensive and not always practical. Over the years, in part because of my frequently changing tastes, I’ve done a lot of things to change my space. Here are 50 ideas to refresh your home for cheap in case you need some inspiration.

50 Ways To Refresh Your Home For Cheap

  1. Light a different candle in each room of your home.
  2. Buy a small bouquet or fresh flowers every other week.
  3. Hang an artistic calendar from a local artist.
  4. Hang your jewelry up as art.
  5. Place fresh (or fake) plants to put around your space.
  6. Or hang photos of plants instead.
  7. Treat yourself to a pretty mug or two.
  8. Display your books creatively.
  9. Create mini themed gallery walls in different areas or rooms.
  10. Swap out your throw pillows.
  11. Pick out different textures and designs for blankets and pillows.
  12. Display your most-worn jewelry on your dresser or night stand.
  13. Spray paint a lamp for a pop of color.
  14. Change out your drawer pulls.
  15. Display your favorite fashion pieces on a clothing rack.
  16. Use a cute letter holder to hold your notebooks and devices.
  17. Invite your friends over for a homemade wine-and-design night to decorate your place.
  18. Display your prettiest and/or most-reached for makeup on a mirrored display.
  19. Switch out your warm-toned light for cool or white lighting for more natural lighting.
  20. Create an at-home bar cart.
  21. Use candle holders and stands to elevate the light in your space.
  22. Frame scrapbook paper as part of your gallery wall to set the mood for your space.
  23. Put a plant in your bathroom for a spa-like feel.
  24. Create a coffee table out of books.
  25. Paint the legs of your table a bright color.
  26. Print out some pictures of designs you love and hang them in your cabinets.
  27. Update old photo frames with new paint or ribbon.
  28. Hang up your handbags for a personal touch.
  29. Hand paint pillow cases with fabric paint.
  30. Add faux leather details to planters on your walls.
  31. Hang a chalkboard or paint a chalkboard wall.
  32. DIY your own calendar for next year.
  33. Paint your dining chairs or bar stools a bright color.
  34. Put a cover on your couch to brighten the space.
  35. Pick up a throw rug to change the vibe of a space.
  36. Rearrange your furniture in a cozier way.
  37. Mount your TV on the wall.
  38. Decorate for the season.
  39. Create a shadow box of old momentos and your favorite memories.
  40. Switch out your lamp shades or decorate them with pom-poms.
  41. Put beautiful cards you’ve been sent in frames.
  42. Reuse old candle jars for practical purposes like holding makeup brushes or pens.
  43. Display your colorful nail polishes.
  44. Put your cutest mugs on display in your kitchen.
  45. Use personalized throw blankets to cozy up a space a put one on the back of every chair.   
  46. Put pinecones, rocks, or dried flowers in glass vase for a natural look.
  47. Channel your grandmother and put a tablecloth on the table.
  48. Put a eucalyptus runner on your table or dresser.
  49. Hang up a mirror to strategically make your space look bigger.
  50. Put a bright light right in your entry way for a nice welcome home vibe.

And there we have it — 50 ideas to refresh your home! I’d love to know what you do when you need to change up the look of your space.

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About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty, GenThirty, and The Capsule Collab. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is the author of The Kidult Handbook (Simon & Schuster May 2018). She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.