After living in a home for years, the home decor can seem to get a bit on the stale side. From the couches to the wall color, things in your home might seem to be a bit outdated or not to your taste as the years go by.
When people think of redecorating, they often think that they need to drop a lot of money in order to do so. Thankfully, there are simple ways to update your home decor without breaking the bank.
10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Update Your Home Decor
1.) Create an Accent Wall
If you’re walls are begging for some attention, pick a wall in a room to create an accent wall. But, think outside the box. Yes, you can always paint the wall a different color from the rest of the room. But, also consider wallpaper (there are so many awesome options out on the market today). Or, better yet, if you’re going for the rustic look, check out the peel-and-stick wood. You can even buy shaved bricks that are narrow, allowing you to create a great brick wall and not take up additional space with the larger bricks.
2.) Switch Out Textiles
Replace your rugs, pillowcases, and/or curtains to add new texture, design, or color to a space.
3.) Change Lamps and/or Lampshades
Head to your local home decor store and pick up new lamps and/or lampshades. There are so many fun lampshades out on the market today that can add dimension, color, and texture to any space.
4.) Update Photo Frames
Photo frames have a tendency to sit for years without much attention. Ever since I purchased our photo printer, I’ve been printing photos all the time. I love add photo frames to the walls and surfaces of our home. I also like to update the photos in the photo frames to keep them fresh and interesting.
5.) Create a Gallery Wall
Instead of hanging one photo, why not hang multiple photos and objects in one space? Follow a theme, pick great textures, and embrace your creative style. Here are some tips, tricks, and inspiration for creating a great gallery wall.
6.) Add a Chalkboard Paint Wall
Pick a section of your wall, break out the chalkboard paint, and get to work creating a fun space in your room dedicated to chalk. You can make this section of the wall functional (think: command center) or fun (think: kids’ doodles). In just a few minutes, you can have a fun addition to any wall in your home. If you don’t want to paint a wall, think about picking up a chalkboard at your local home decor store. I recently shared a simple tutorial on how to write on a chalkboard in neat handwriting.
7.) Paint Furniture
If you’re wanting to change up your home decor style a bit, think about painting your furniture. Whether you decide on neutral or colorful paint, chalkboard or regular paint, there are so many options to help you liven up the furniture pieces in your home that have probably been around for years.
8.) Create Open Shelving
Over the past few years of living in our home, I couldn’t stand looking at the cabinets in our laundry/mudroom. The cabinets were builder grade with a organgish-oak color that didn’t match our home decor. So, the other week, I went to the store and picked up contact paper and black chalkboard paint. There are three cabinets that are attached. So, I took the doors off one of them and left the door on the third cabinet. I paint the entire cabinet white and then put decorating contact paper on the inside portion of the open shelves. Next up? Baskets for dryer sheets and other laundry essentials. I also placed jars on the shelves and filled them with laundry essentials that matched the rest of the home decor. Voila … open shelving in the laundry room for only a few dollars and in only a few minutes.
9.) Add an Accent Color
If you’re in need of some lively colors, think about keeping your main items in your house the same. But, opt for adding an accent color throughout your home. You can do so by picking up knickknacks and textiles that are in the same color family as your accent color.
10.) Rearrange Bookshelves
Decor on bookshelves can add so much interest to a space. Even though it can seem so easy, the task of decorating a bookshelf can be overwhelming. Where do you put the books? What else should you include to make it pop? What decor tips should you keep in mind? What goes where? Here are 10 tips for decorating a bookshelf.
What’s your favorite, budget-friendly way to update your home decor?