The weather is starting to warm outside, and I don’t know about you, but I have spring fever big time. I have a sudden urge to clear all the clutter from my home, clean everything from top to bottom and update my space with new finds. Here are some tips on how to freshen up your space without spending much.
A new rug
A new rug is a quick and easy way to completely change the look of your space without totally redecorating a room. If it’s in a sitting, dining or living area, place an oversized rug under furniture to anchor each piece to the space. In a bathroom, switch out old, worn rugs with a few clean and simple picks. It works wonders, and you can find fantastic larger rugs for $100 or less.
Modernized hardware (mixed metals and muted golds are popular right now) is a fantastic way to add a pop of “new.” Whether you’re adding to cabinets, furniture pieces, light switch places or even doorknobs, you would be amazed at the difference new hardware makes.
Update photo and art frames
Gallery walls and frame clusters are a popular look right now, but if the frames adorning your home are old fashioned, it doesn’t work as well. A simple inventory and replacement of outdated frames can really spruce your home up. I suggest something really simple, or you can even paint dollar store frames in a color you love.
Paint your trim
Most homes now have crisp, white trim. But if you have a family or pet, or don’t clean your trim frequently (guilty), it can be really hard to keep them looking clean.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the massive gray paint trend sweeping homes, from walls to cabinetry. I’ve now been seen people painting trim a super light gray. Now that’s a quick way to update a space with one can of paint!
You can still update your home without spending a ton on it. Resist the temptation to max out a card with a complete redesign, and opt for these simple steps to update your look.
Kat’s Money Corner is posted on Dollars & Sense every Tuesday. Kat Hnatyshyn, when not blogging or caring for her little ones, is a manager with CommunityAmerica Credit Union. For more financial chatter, visit http://communityamerica.com.