The thing that makes me most excited about spring, is the opportunity to do some spring cleaning. Out with the old, in with the new, as they say! Sprucing up your home, whether you’re doing it for you, or because you’re getting ready to sell, can be overwhelming. It can seem like a big job that costs a lot of money, but it doesn’t need to! Here are some budget-friendly ways I’m planning on updating my home this year:
1. Paint Your Front Door
This is something I’ve been wanting to do for ages, and now I’m seeing even more people on our street with bright hues adorning their front doors! From turquoises to lime greens and burnt oranges, I love the way a painted front door draws attention to the entrance of your home in a positive way.
Upcycling can save you a lot of money in the long run. For example, I’m currently working on a banquette for my kitchen. Instead of buying two benches with cushions and storage for $200+, I found two matching cabinets at our local Restore and with the help of my parents, have painted them and made cushions for them for much less.
3. Take Advantage of Display Spaces
Shelving units, night stands and end tables are so much more than extra storage space! Set up a display and make it its own work of art! Put a stack of books purposefully arranged, display a collection of vases in various patterns and shapes with a similar colour palette, or showcase a succulent in one of these incredible succulent planters!
Fresh spring blooms, succulents, or cacti can add a feeling of freshness to any home! Display them as part of a centre piece, put them in the window as a display, or on your bookshelf or mantle! Feel free to get creative with the pots or vases you choose!
5. Go Natural
Incorporate twigs or rocks from your yard, barn board, tree stumps or other earthy elements for a natural, effortlessly chic look.
6. Update Curtains
Updating your curtains can completely change a room. Currently using a solid colour? Consider using a bold print to break up the room and add interest!
7. Update Rugs
Much like updating your curtains, adding a new area rug or welcome mat can make a huge difference in your space.
8. Out With The Old
Spring is the perfect time to donate old dinnerware and update it with something new, swap out old centrepieces for new centrepieces and even floor decor.
9. Fake a Headboard
Headboards can add so much to a bedroom, but can be incredibly pricey! Thankfully, there are some easy solutions that can replace a fancy headboard without losing the appeal! I love old doors or barn board for this purpose!
10. Floor Mirror
Adding a floor mirror to a small space can dramatically open it up! Place it in the corner of a room for the best impact.
Mix textures in a room to add interest and freshen things up. Combine a shag rug with barn board and exposed stone wall!
12. Get Messy
Art doesn’t have to be fancy, you can make your own abstract art with some paint, brushes, and pieces of canvas! If you’re feeling really creative, bring your canvas outside so you can flick paint at it without worrying about damaging furniture or walls. Pull colours from your area rug, curtains, or throw pillows to tie it in with the room.
Landscaping your hard can do so much for the look of your property. Weed and maintain garden beds, plant fresh flowers, and ensure your lawn is manicured.
14. It’s in the Details
Spruce up your home by adding faux stone or brick to an interior wall as an accent, purchasing custom throw pillow covers, mail boxes, welcome mat, or wreaths. Remember, it’s in the details!
What budget-friendly home improvements will you be making this spring? Let me know with a comment below!