How to Make Over Your Space for Less

Everyone enjoys changing up their living space from time to time, but not everyone has room in their budget or wants to spend a lot of money for new pieces or upgrades to their home’s design. Fortunately, if this is the case for you, there are many options for updating different aspects of your space that will be easy on your wallet.

Floors

The flooring in your space can have a significant impact on its style and ambiance. If you don’t like your current flooring, whether because they’re old and dingy, they’re not your style or you simply want a fresh look, the easiest and cheapest way to change the floor is to add an area rug. This works for hard floors like wood or tile or even for carpet. Alternatively, if there is room in your budget to replace your flooring but you don’t want to spend a lot, try searching for deals on hardwood designs like the Monarch Plank Storia II or consider looking into vinyl or laminate flooring.

Walls

Along with the flooring, changing the wall color in your space can make it feel completely new. If you’re worried about the cost of paint, you can always try waiting until it goes on sale, which it often does around summer holidays. However, if you want to avoid painting your entire space, particularly if your space is large, you could paint one accent wall or try painting a design using stencils or masking tape. Besides using paint, you could also use wallpaper or contact paper to add a design to an accent wall. Colorful masking tapes or washi tapes can be used to create a custom design as well.

Furniture and Accents

The furniture and decorative accents in a space are what bring it all together, and they also can add a lot of style to your home. Besides shopping for furniture and accents that are on sale, the best way to buy items for less is to buy them from secondhand stores or flea markets. If you’re up for a do-it-yourself project, you could buy furniture pieces that need some sanding and a new coat of paint for especially cheap prices. Also, if you enjoy crafting, you can try making your own art, and if you don’t want new furniture but want to update what you have, you can try staining or painting your pieces.

Updating your space and giving it a new design doesn’t have to be expensive. Rather than doing a complete overhaul or buying the trendiest pieces, you can find ways to work with your budget and still breathe new life into your home.

Nancy Fowler

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