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How to refresh your home on a budget?

For those who are on a tight budget but still want to give their home a facelift, here are some simple tips that will help you create a welcoming space.

Rearrange your accessories – Rearranging what you already own is an easy way to refresh your space. Look at moving your frames, bookends and throw pillows to a new location.

Add new fixtures and hardware – Bold lighting fixtures can be relatively cost-effective and create a significant impact to your space. Try adding fresh side lamps to your bedroom or install new metallic pulls to your bathroom.

Try DIY – Updating your furniture may seem hard, but now many online DIY websites that will give you step by step instructions on how to spruce up your furniture.

Keep one shade – If your home looks a little mismatched and uncoordinated, concentrate on using one tone for most of your space, and add interest using textures. Look at adding texture to your curtains, furnishings, and rugs yet stay within the same color tone.

Paint a door – Add a splash of color by painting your door a bold hue. Consider colors like blue, green, yellow or red as they are inviting and vibrant.

Lighten up – Open up your windows by removing heavy window treatments, blinds and drapes to make your room look fresher and airier. However, make sure you clean your windows thoroughly so that views are not distracted by dust and grime.