Decorating On A Budget: Affordable Ways To Upgrade Your Space

If your home feels outdated and stale, you don’t have to sell it and move. You can fall in love with your existing house again by redecorating some or all of the rooms. Refreshing and updating some spaces can bring life back to the rooms you’ve grown tired of.

Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive either — in fact, you can refresh your home on a budget when you know what to do. A few simple actions can give your home a much-needed upgrade. Follow these tips for redecorating your home without breaking the bank.

Update Paint Colors

Putting new colors on your walls or furniture can change the character of a room. This is your chance to get bold and choose something that will turn your head. You can go with a bold, exciting color, or stick with something simple — just make it different. 

If you don’t have the budget to paint the whole room, choose one wall to turn into an accent wall. Accent walls can create focal points that draw your eyes around the room. By repainting pieces like fireplaces, you can change the look of a room easily. You can also paint specific furniture items or repaint frames to give the room a pop of color.

Choose New Hardware for Drawers and Cabinets

Subtle changes to a room can make a bigger difference than you may think. If you’re upgrading a room like a kitchen or a bathroom, give the room an update by simply changing out the hardware on drawers and cabinets. This is not only a relatively inexpensive fix, but it’s also something you can tackle in just a few minutes.

Look for unique, modern hardware that can create a conversation piece for the room. Modern hardware can update a room’s look by decades. If you’re really bold, you can mix and match different hardware. Choose a color or stylistic theme, and find hardware that’s different, yet coordinates.

Pick New Lighting

The right lighting can make a huge difference in a room. Not only can you illuminate a space or portions of a room, but you can also choose bold pieces that make a statement even when they’re not turned on. Overhead lighting can help make a room brighter and more inviting. Choose chandeliers or ceiling fans with light kits that add light to the whole room and also look striking and beautiful.

If you want to light up part of the room, you have options that can make a big difference in the total look of the space. Wall lighting like sconces can add dramatic light to a portion of a room, and track lighting can help highlight artwork and accessories. Table and floor lamps look beautiful and can make a difference in illuminating a specific area.

Create a Gallery Wall

You can create conversation in a room by turning one wall into a gallery wall. Show off family photos by blowing them up to large sizes; or if you have an artistic bent, you can display your own artwork. Hang photos from favorite vacation destinations on the wall or posters from your favorite films or musical artists. 

If you need new art, look for pieces that reflect you and your family. You don’t want to choose artwork that doesn’t make sense in your life. Opt for bold, striking frames that make as much of a statement as the pieces they house. Match the colors of your home with your artwork, or create contrasts.

Find Fresh Accessories

You don’t have to make complete changes to make a room look new. Accessories can make a difference in how a room looks and feels. Larger items like end tables and ottomans can add seating and storage, and chairs can help you accommodate guests. Adding plants to a room can change the atmosphere and help you breathe a little easier.

Small decor pieces add flair to space, and some items have practical purposes as well. Wall shelves and baskets can help take the clutter off surfaces. Take chances on bold pieces that can wow guests and show off your decorative flair.

There’s another way to save money on redecorating your home: CORT Furniture Rental. Renting your furniture and decor when you’re upgrading your space has so many advantages — in fact, you can think of it as your furniture subscription. You don’t have to buy tons of items that you might get tired of when you can rent them and return them as your tastes change. Rent items for temporary uses too.

Furniture rental is sustainable because fewer items wind up in landfills and dumpsters. Best of all, you never have to worry about delivery and assembly. When you’re ready to refresh your home, check out CORT and get ready to work some redecorating magic!