11 Inexpensive Ways to Redecorate Your Home
Your home should be your sanctuary—a place where you can seek solace whenever the outside world is becoming too much to bear. But how can it live up to it’s purpose if you can’t stand to look at your décor anymore? That couch you recycled from your college apartment is worn-down and the walls look like they’ve been through hell and back. But we’ve got the scoop on how you can turn your pad from drab to fab for the low. Check out these 11 cheap ways to redecorate any room in your home.
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Sometimes it’s as easy as switching the placement of one piece of furniture with another.
Adding a cute, patterned throw to the arm of your couch can make all the difference to what you thought was so boring.
If the throws don’t help enough, try adding accent pillows. They can go on either side of a couch or chair and add color that brightens up the room.
You don’t have to be Jay & Bey to appreciate art. Check out your nearest art supply store (i.e. Hobby Lobby, Michaels). They usually have a section with a variety of artworks that can cover up a wall’s blemish while giving the room more life.
This isn’t your grandmother’s bland paisley wallpaper that dried out the room. No, we mean the cute patterns that can make for a popping accent wall. They sell them at many of your local stores for as low as $20 for 50 yards.
Okay maybe your couch is beyond repair—no throw or accent pillow can bring it back to life. That’s fine, as long as the upholstery is still intact. A couch cover will give you the look of a new couch without the hundreds of dollars you’d have to pay for one.
All those family portraits and candid shots of you and bae can be put to good use with the right technique. Print them out and frame them up to be posted on a wall that desperately needs covering. With the right arrangement, it’ll look like an exhibit in an art gallery.
While Mary Jane was pretty inventive with her post-it note quotes, we’ve got a more stylish idea. Try pasting wall decals of your favorite quote somewhere you’ll always see it.
Buying an arrangement can cost anywhere from $50 to $75. Instead, make your own table top arrangements. All you need is a bowl, marbles or pebbles and a few candles.
New carpet can be pretty expensive. So instead of replacing a whole room’s carpet, get an area rug that can give the room a pop of color without breaking your bank.
Whether it’s real or fake, big or small, a plant can give the room a fresh look without overpowering any of the other furniture.