Don’t break the bank to update your space. We’ve gathered a few inexpensive ways to help you intentionally update your home without having to dip into your savings.
Multiple studies have shown that having softer, warmer lights in your home help you relax, while, harsher overhead lights can increase productivity and alertness. When it comes to your living room or your bedroom, you want it to be a place of relaxation. Ditch the overhead lights, and get a nice, warm table lamp to give the space a tranquil vibe. Opting for some soft table lamp lighting is an affordable way to give your space an upgrade.
If your space feels like it lacks character or might just be missing something, try adding some patterned pillows to the sofa or couch to mix things up. Pillows can be the perfect inexpensive way to add a pop of color or pattern to your living space, while also being completely interchangeable whenever you see fit. You can swap out your current designs for some new ones come fall and when the winter months start to make their way in. Pillows give you a perfect way to add patterns or textures to your living space and spice things up a bit.
Nothing makes a space feel more alive than the addition of plants. Not only do plants make a room feel more cozy and welcoming, but they’re also good for your mental and physical health. Plus, a 1989 NASA study found that houseplants can reduce indoor air pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde. But if the stress of watering your plants keeps you from making the jump, don’t worry – fake ones will add nearly just as much vibrancy to your living space. Choose a few different sizes, pick out some decorative pots and decorate your space with your new greenery.
Never underestimate a good rug. It might be under your feet, but it can improve a room so much that you won’t be able to remember a room without it. A good rug is able to change the focal point of a room, along with adding a visual divider that can make a space feel more comfortable and cozy. Rugs also bring connection and cohesion. Adding a rug to your living space will do wonders for your home in a cost effective way.
When people think of wall art, they often think “expensive.” However, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Your local Goodwill, thrift store or antique store is full of art that will easily add some charm to your space. You can also use online printing services in conjunction with royalty-free stock photos to affordably and easily create art, with or without mats and frames, that fits the precise vibe you are going for.