After spending most of this past year indoors, your eyes may have become a bit bored with your interior design at home. With spring around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about getting creative and changing things up inside with some home improvements! Any changes, big or small, can make a huge difference and help bring a fresh atmosphere to your house! New colours, furniture, or decorations can be added without spending a fortune. There are many updates you can do while on a tight budget, by even just painting over something with a new colour!
Whatever the project size, this can be a great way to get creative again and feel a new sense of accomplishment. Whether you want to do a whole home renovation or just a couple of updates, this blog can be your tool to give you a few ideas and get your creative juices flowing!
Give your walls a makeover with some fresh paint! This is an easy way to change the look of a room while sticking to a budget. Get the whole family involved and work together on this project all together. Lighter colours are a great way to open up and give the appearance of more space. If you’re feeling even a bit more artsy, try stenciling on some wall art after the paint dries! Also, try adding some new decoration and paintings to the walls or touching up the old frames of pictures.
Along with painting the walls, why not add a fresh colour to the kitchen cabinets while you’re at it? If the cabinets are looking a bit old, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they need to be replaced. You can go through and scrub them down then brush on some new paint! This is a great way to stay on budget instead of replacing all the cabinets!
Another easy and budget friendly way to update your kitchen is to add a fun backsplash to brighten things up! There are a lot of colours and patterns to choose from in most home stores. Go out and pick one to go along with your freshly painted kitchen cabinets and walls!
Another way to freshen up the house is to bring the outdoors inside! Go out and buy some of your favourite plants and add them around the house, freshening up the atmosphere. Or, if you want to get more creative, you can start your own plants with cuttings or seeds from produce in your fridge, such as green onion and avocado! Along with the plants, why not decorate your old planters with some new designs and colours!
With patio season around the corner, it’s a great time to update your patio deck with a new wood stain and maybe splurge for a new patio set! If you already have an old patio set, it may be a better budget option to clean and add fresh paint as well as new cushion for an update!
The front door is one of the first things people notice when they see your house, so why not make it something bold and beautiful! If your front door is looking a little dull, go for a bright and modern colour like maroon! You can also add decorations like a beautiful handmade wreath to make it pop!
If the patterns or colours of your furniture are a bit our of date, why not get creative and add new fabric to couches, chairs, and bedframes! This is a great project to work on rather than going out and buying brand new things and it gives you the chance to add any kind of design you want! Reupholstering an old sofa can be a fun weekend project and there are plenty of videos and blogs out there taking you through the step-by-step process.
Light fixtures don’t have to be only for convenience but can be beautiful art piece that highlight the room. There are many chandeliers, pendants, and other piece that can change the whole look of a room. Opt-in for a softer light tone to create a warmer atmosphere rather than a harsh fluorescent bulb. If your space doesn’t get a lot of light, you can also invest in some stylish lamps to add in the corner or on a side table.
Although listed here are only a few ideas to get you started, there are unlimited things you can do to update your house! Check out ideas on Pinterest and maybe even create a mood board for the new look you wish to achieve. It is easy to stay within budget by getting creative and upgrading old pieces.