Easy Tips for Affordable Home Upgrades

Ready to give your apartment or home a new makeover? If so, you’ll be surprised to learn how easy it is to make little changes that can give you a completely new look. Check out these simple tips to help you maximize on fun – room to room!

Affordable Home Upgrades

Paint and Wallpaper
HGTV suggestssmall changes that can give you a big look. If you’re ready for a new look, you might want to start by repainting your home or adding wallpaper. A fresh coat of paint not only has that new-home smell, but it can brighten up your rooms and you can do it yourself. Check in Home Depot, Lowe’s or Costco for discounted paint and supplies and go room by room. You can set one project a week and that way you won’t overwhelm yourself. This is about fun!

With wallpaper, you might want to flip through your latest home improvement magazine to give you ideas on bold colors. You can also check online with Pinterest for great ways to use wallpaper and decorative items to help give your rooms a new look. Fun and easy, decorating with wallpaper can be done in a few hours. Start by applying wallpaper to one wall for an elegant look, or half a wall to add a splash of color.

Decorative Pillows, Towels, and Curtains
For a super easy project, look for colorful fabrics that you can incorporate into your curtains and pillows. If you sew, you can buy the fabric and make your own new curtains and pillow covers. You can then take a piece of trim and apply it to your towels. If you don’t sew, not to worry. Just take your fabric to your nearest tailor and you can easily find one online. If you don’t have a tailor in your area, just ask your dry cleaner how much they charge.
Another easy way to make a change you’ll love is to add new towels to your kitchen and bathroom. If you stick with light colors they will brighten your room and fabric that’s sewn in can help bring a sense of color without stretching your budget. Look for decorative floral patterns and ikat fabrics.

Upgrade Your Bedroom Furniture
While new mattresses might be expensive, you can always buy new duvets, comforter sets, and a new bedroom set. Look online at stores like Overstock and Macy’s for duvet sets and comforter sets and you can find great deals that include sheets, pillows, covers and a bed ruffle.
With bedroom furniture, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. If you don’t have a headboard, for example, just keep your same bed and look for a new nightstand and dresser. You can always add a headboard or new banister. If you are looking for bedroom sets in Cincinnati Ohio you can find these online at your local furniture stores.

However you decorate your space, have fun and don’t stress. You will find that the look is fabulous and no one will know you didn’t spend a lot!