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7 Useful & Practical Ways to Refresh Your Home


Does your living space seem a little bit dull? Are you tired of looking at the same old things day after day? Do you wish to breathe life back into your home? Put that sledgehammer down, there is no need to fully renovate your place to give it the makeover it deserves. With a few changes here and a coat of paint there, your home will look amazing and you will feel like you have moved into a new, better house. Here are several useful and practical ways you can refresh your home without breaking the bank (or your walls).

Buy a new rug

A new rug can completely change the look of your room. The purpose of the rug isn’t just to keep your feet warm, keep dining chairs from scratching your floor or alleviate leg fatigue. It also adds texture to the place and possibly even a pop of color. Therefore, get a new rug in a lighter and brighter color or find a pattern you really love. Don’t worry, a nice rug doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Check out your local discount home décor stores and find something you like.

Swap out photos

One of the cheapest ways to make your home feel new is to swap out photos. If you have been staring at the same ones for years, it is time to take those frames and put new pictures in them. You can also move photos around your home and find them a new place. If you really love those old photographs and you don’t want to store them in a box, opt for new frames. They can be really cheap, especially if you find them in drift stores or at garage sales.

Get new décor

A couple of interesting vases, some chic hangings for your wall, or a stack of new magazines for your coffee table can make you see your home in a completely different light. You could also get interesting hand-chiseled animal skulls that are always a conversation starter. Click here to see these gorgeous art pieces.

Bring in some greenery

This is a great option for anyone, but especially for fans of the Boho style. Fresh, green plants will bring energy into your home and make every room look much better. If you have managed to kill all of your plants, including that cactus you got for your birthday, do not worry. Nowadays you can buy fake plants that look completely real. Unless you thoroughly inspect the leaves, you won’t be able to tell the difference between real ones and plastic ones.


Spring is not here just yet, but that doesn’t mean you cannot get started with spring cleaning. Check out your closet, makeup drawer, pantry, and desk drawers, and see what you are not using anymore. Afterward make an effort to organize everything in nice boxes, jars, or storage containers so everything has its place. A decluttered home is a pretty one, and after getting rid of a bunch of stuff you don’t need you will feel like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.

Add a pop of color to your bed and sofa

New bedding and cushions don’t have to cost a lot, and they can drastically change the look of your bedroom. New throw pillows can also breathe life back into your living room, especially if you combine them with new curtains.

Grab a paintbrush

You don’t have to be a professional to paint the walls, you just have to be patient and make sure you don’t make a huge mess in your home. You can paint all the walls, just one accent wall or, when you are already painting, your old cabinets or the front door. A coat of paint can completely transform your home and even make your old furniture pop. If you wish to invest a little bit more, you can get new handles for the kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

With these simple tips you will be able to brighten up your living space without spending a lot of money.

Nate Berkus
Nate Berkus, a distinguished interior designer with a Bachelor’s in Design and Environmental Analysis, has been transforming spaces with his unique aesthetics for over two decades. His professional journey includes working with top design firms before venturing into freelance design consulting. His expertise was cultivated through years of working on high-end residential and commercial projects. He joined our editorial team and offers readers a blend of contemporary style and practical decorating solutions. He is also an ardent traveler, drawing inspiration from different cultures to enrich his design philosophy.

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