Tips For Giving Your Home A Facelift On A Budget

 Tips For Giving Your Home A Facelift On A Budget

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." - Jane Austen

Something about your own home whips up a sudden comfortable feeling, of being your true self without having to put your best self forward, of changing into your comfy house clothes and throwing that extremely fitted clothing pieces you wore the whole day into the laundry basket, and of walking bare foot in the comforts of your home while drinking that hot tea or chocolate.

"A home can become too comfortable sometimes. An ongoing schedule of freshening up is a good thing to do." - Penny Morison

Having said that, keeping one's home clean, neat, and beautiful is something that one should always consider. Here are simple tips for giving your home a facelift on a budget:

1. Decorate the walls.

One of the most budget-friendly tips in freshening up your home is by decorating your walls. Either by hanging paintings, photos, certificates, memorabilia, and the like, decorating your wall gives your home a personality and character, making it truly your own.

Here are simple ways to decorate your walls:

a. Hang picture frames displaying your family photos, travels, etc.
b. Do a simple lettering or calligraphy of your favorite quote or your greatest life lessons and frame them.
c. Hang paintings.
d. Hang plants / macrame wall display / dreamcatchers
e. Do a wall mural. If you have an artist at home, let her/him do a mural. Or you can ask the kids in your family to draw in one of your walls and you can turn that wall into an accent wall!

2. Re-paint

Changing the colors of what you see every day is a refreshing way to keep your home interesting. Re-painting your whole entire wall would be a good idea. You can also re-paint your furniture pieces to give them new life!

If you're doing this for the first time, you might want to familiarize yourself with the type of paint that you need to use. There are different types of paints and finishes: Primer, Enamel, Flat, Eggshell, Ducco, Stain, Gloss, Lacquer, and so much more! If you're unsure which paint and finish you should use, consult an expert. There are also different tools when it comes to painting: paint brush, roller brush, and paint sprayers for lacquer which you can get more information here.

3. Bring in the plants.

A great idea to give life to your home is by bringing in some indoor plants and taking good care of them. Aside from being a nice decoration as they give life to your home, indoor plants create positive energy. So let that circulate inside your space for a better and fresher life!

4. Change your curtains and bed sheets. 

This is fairly simple to give your home a facelift on a budget. Just change your curtains, throw pillow cases, and bed sheets and you'll surely have a new vibe.

You can mix and match them or try a different design style. Usually, these elements at home are often overlooked but they do give a huge impact as they occupy the large spaces in your home.

5. Change your lighting.

If you're on a tight budget, do know that changing your lighting can be not that pricey. All you have to do is to switch or experiment the color of the light that you're already using. You don't have to extremely change the electrical wiring because you can just change the bulb or the lighting.

Lighting is also often taken advantage of yet it sets the mood of the space. You can switch to a 3-way lighting (to get a lighting that changes from cool white to daylight to warm white in just one mounted light). This is already available in the market. You can also use a dimmable lighting to set some mood because you can adjust the brightness through its switch.

6. Experiment with how you display your collections, trinkets, and stuff.

You can experiment with how you want to display or hide your stuff. You can showcase them or you can store them in storage boxes of the same color to hide the feeling of having so much clutter if you're opting for a sleek and minimal look. If you're going for a chic and eccentric style, display as much items as possible!

If you love cooking, you can play around with how you display and store your kitchen utensils, spices, ingredients, etc. You can use glass jars to store and display your spices instead of keeping them in their packaging and just storing inside the drawers. If you have a mug collection, why not creatively showcase them by installing a wall ledge or by hanging them in hooks. It's so fun to experiment and the possibilities are endless! You can always check out pinterest or other sites online for inspiration.

It's really all about your personal preference and your character so don't be afraid to try out new things.

7. Use diffusers and air fresheners.

A little design secret is that, design isn't just limited to what the eyes can see. So here's a tip for giving your home a facelift on a budget. Let your sense of smell make you comfy and cozy inside your own home! Use a diffuser or an air freshener or a scented candle.

According to a scientific study, essential oils have the ability to interact with the brain and the nervous system to impact mood and health so do consider the smell of your home for a refreshing feel to make you comfier than before!

These are my simple tips for giving your home a facelift on a budget. I hope this gives you an inspiration to freshen up your own home because we all want the best for where we live in.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for However, as per usual, all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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  1. Great tips, carina! Decorating with picture frames really is nice. And yes, how we display our collection can also up the home decor!

    The Flower Duet

  2. Great tips. We are currently working on our little cottage.

  3. Very smart and interesting tips, dear!
    A super handful article! :)

  4. Great tips! I am currently working on hanging frames on my walls!

  5. I love these ideas! We are still working to decorate our walls. And I love houseplants!!