5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home (Without Spending Lots of Money)

If you’ve been dreaming of changing up the look of your house without breaking the bank, I’ve got great news for you!

You don’t have to buy all new stuff to create a stylish, current look. Instead, you can easily refresh your décor with small changes that make an instant impact.

So if you’re ready to spruce up your house without breaking the bank, try these five low-or-no-cost tips.

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1. Throw in some pillows.

Throw pillows are an easy way to refresh furniture in any room of your house, including your living rooms, bedrooms, and even home offices.

You really can’t go wrong here, so pick colors, patterns, and textures you love (hey, sequins and fur!), or go with seasonal colors for a look that coordinates with the time of year.

If you already have throw pillows, you can save money by keeping them and just adding new covers, which also makes it easy to switch back and forth when you’re ready for a change.

2. Drape it with a blanket.

Add texture and pops of color with throw blankets. You can display them any way you like— draped across the back of a sofa, over the arm of a sofa or chair, or in an open bin or basket.

And my favorite part is this: The blankets are not only decorative, but they’re also perfect for keeping warm on movie nights!

3. Makeover your coffee table.

If you don’t want to spend any money for this one, you don’t have to—just go through your house and find small items you can use to create a coffee table


If you’ve got some books around the house, try arranging a few of them along with a small floral or a couple of accessories.

Think about things that could be conversation starters, like photo albums. Yes, photo albums are still cool—nobody wants to sit on your couch and scroll through your phone to see your vacation pics.

Another keepsake you can make is a scrapbook of your kids’ artwork. Not only will these items add a decorative touch, but also you and your guests will enjoy seeing your treasures.

4. Create your own art gallery.

Gather up a bunch of small wall art pieces you love and arrange them together to make a gallery wall. If you’re not the best at hanging art, that’s ok, because a gallery wall can be totally random and free-flowing.

If you need a few new pieces, there are lots of inexpensive options out there that will give your walls a fresh new look.

Another option is to find some photos you love, put them in frames, and presto – you’ve got the perfect collection for your gallery wall.

5. Change your bedspread.

Bedrooms are often one of the most neglected rooms in the house when it comes to décor, but they don’t have to be! Your bedroom should be a relaxing retreat, and what better way to enjoy it than with a fresh new bedspread?

There are so many great options out there that you can change them with the seasons if you like. Consider keeping your walls and curtains neutral so you can easily swap out your bedspread without having to worry about matching it to other colors in the room.

What’s your biggest decorating dilemma? I’d love to hear about it so I can share solutions for you here on the blog. Drop me an email at info@mainstagehome.com and tell me what’s on your mind.

by Jennifer Westbrook, Main Stage Home Staging & Organizing

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