Give your home a facelift! Here's a list of 7 budget friendly home upgrades that you can do all by yourself!
The words "home renovation" might seem expensive, but there are so many small changes you can make to upgrade your home. To renovate means to restore to good condition, make new, or as if new again. It doesn't say it has to break the bank! I've curated a list of 7 budget friendly home upgrades that you could do TODAY.
1. Grab Some Paint
Don't underestimate the power of a can of spray paint! In the past couple weeks, I've found myself painting old frames, a storage bench, and a side table because I was tired of their color.
When it comes to paint projects, these are my essentials:
- Spray Paint Attachment - Believe me when I saw this will save your finger! It also helps the paint spray more evenly.
- Painter's Tape - This is something I always have handy in my home. I use it for painting purposes, but I've also used it to map out gallery walls and help with nail placement.
- Canvas Drop Cloth - Protect your stuff! I've reused the same one over 10 times. I'll even throw it in the wash if it gets dirty from outside use.
2. Change Out Those Knobs
Most items in my home are newer, but I do have a few heirloom items. In my entryway I have a console table that was custom built by my dad (man's got skills). I wasn't crazy about it until I added in some glass cabinet knobs... now I love it!
Changing something as simple as the knobs on furniture or the hardware in your kitchen is a great way to modernize your home and make sure things match your style.
3. Bring in a Rug
Almost every single room in my house has a rug. Some are large area rugs, some are runners, and some are smaller accent rugs.
For a statement piece that brings in some color to a neutral space, I like to add in a turkish or oriental rug. If you have a room where everything seems disconnected, try adding in a neutral or ivory rug to tie everything together.
4. Add in a Plant
If you're not already a plant parent, hop on that train! Most importantly... don't worry about having a green thumb. I tend to stick with faux plants, but even a low maintenance plant such as a snake plant or pothos can create a more lively space.
5. Incorporate Different Textiles
Whether it's in the form of a table runner, a throw pillow, or a blanket - add in some texture! Doing this will always create a more cozy and finished space.
If you have some pillows you don't love but are in good condition, just buy new pillow covers!
6. Switch Out Your Art
With businesses like Etsy and Society 6, it is so easy to find affordable art that matches your style. Many times artists offer digital downloads of their pieces, so you can print it on whichever medium you'd like and at whatever size you need.
7. Cover Your Floors
Not crazy about the tiling in your home? There are several companies making peel and stick tile stickers that are proven to be durable and easy to install. I've seen them used on floors, for backsplash, and even countertops! I have even used contact paper to cover up plain, boring tile.