Redecorate Your Home for Under $100
Updating your townhome can sound like a giant, expensive undertaking, and unless you've just won the lottery, might seem completely out of the question. In truth, making small changes to your home can be affordable and budget-friendly, and it's entirely possible to revamp your living space for less than $100 (trust us, we can prove it!).
When your townhome decor starts to feel stale, you don't have to start from scratch. Making small changes to your design aesthetic will go a long way to updating your home. Investing in new throw pillows and blankets, picture frames, candles, linens and organization systems will bring new colors and a new flow into your space. Move furniture around, eliminate clutter and bring fresh plants into as many rooms as possible.
There's a way to redecorate without reinventing the wheel, and we've got a system and some tips to help. Start saving $100 now, and once you've put aside your budget, get ready to reinvent your home, one small step at a time. Here's where to begin:
- Start with what you have. Before you head out in pursuit of new decor, begin with what you already have. Can you toss clutter and junk from crowded rooms and free up much needed space? Move furniture around to make clear walking paths, and consider a DIY project to reimagine or repurpose an old piece of furniture like old coffee tables, stools or even chairs. It's much easier to add a coat of paint or stain to an item than it is to buy new, so consider what you have, and get creative!
- Accents are everything. Bring a new design aesthetic and color scheme into your home, right away, buy investing in new throw pillows and blankets. Search for sales at nearby stores like Target or TJ Maxx, and watch online sales on Amazon, Overstock and Wayfair. A few throw pillows and a blanket or two shouldn't set you back more than $50 total, so be conservative.
- Bring order into the fort. Organizing your stuff will go a long way in revitalizing your home and making you feel new. Ikea and Target both carry simple organization systems that are great for kitchens, laundry rooms, desks and front entryways (the catch all), and will help you free up space and bring a clean aesthetic into your home.
- Candles, frames and artwork. Chotchke are the least expensive items to add to your home to brighten up your mantles, coffee tables, bedside tables, walls and countertops. Purchase inexpensive scented candles for your kitchen and bathrooms, replace outdated picture frames and search for colorful or bright prints to fill up empty spaces on your walls.
- Plants. Bring actual life into your home with the purchase of a few, small indoor house plants that don't require too much maintenance and won't break your bank account. Plants add fresh color to any room, while eliminating indoor air pollution and creating a sense of vitality at home. Look for sales at Home Depot, Lowes or your nearby, neighbhoord grocery store!
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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA.
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