Is your home looking a little dated, but you don’t have the budget for a full renovation? Whether you’re prepping your house for sale or just want to refresh your space, you would be amazed at the massive difference small changes can make. From simply swapping out your curtains and blinds to upgrading old vinyl planks or laminate flooring, here are our affordable ways to completely transform your home design.

Upgrade Your Space On A Budget

Cleanliness Is Key

Before you do anything else, it’s time to clean. You’d be surprised at just how much a thorough cleaning can completely transform your space. From sparkling windows to soap-scum-free showers, a little bit of elbow grease can breathe new life into your home. This is also a great opportunity to declutter as mess can make any home look unstyled and unwelcoming.

Refresh Your Walls

Next, move on to the backdrop of your home. If your walls have seen better days, are dotted with holes and scuffs, or are still that unappealing early-2000’s-beige, it’s time for a refresh. Patch them up and repaint. It’s a relatively small investment when you do it yourself and makes an unbelievable difference to the space. If you don’t have the time or the steady hand, at least go in with a magic eraser to make them mark free.

Upgrade Your Floors

If you still have that ancient, yellowing, laminate flooring from the 80s, it’s time for a change. While replacing your floors is the biggest financial commitment on this list, it’s likely a lot cheaper than you think. Vinyl planks come in a wide range of styles at affordable price points and can be made to mimic real wood floors, truly elevating the style of your home for a fraction of the price. 
Elevate Your Window Furnishings
For many of us, curtains and blinds are an afterthought, solely for necessity rather than style. Once again, you would be shocked to see how big a difference the right window furnishings can make to your home. Replace your flimsy blinds or stained curtains that bow the plastic rod and barely cover the window with beautiful shutters, seamless roller blinds, decorative roman blinds, or luxurious curtains.

Swap Out Your Hardware

Another small and affordable change that creates a big impact is swapping out your hardware. From door handles to kitchen cabinet knobs and even taps and faucets, new hardware can be bought on a budget and easily installed in just a weekend.

Replace Your Lighting Fixtures

If your only source of light is an uncovered bulb hanging from the ceiling, you can do better. Lighting plays a massive role in the overall style and feel of the space, and ugly lighting fixtures will draw the eye even when they’re off. There are so many affordable lighting fixtures on the market and you can always introduce more light into the space with lamps and sconces.

Add Your Personality

Even if you’re just prepping your home for sale, don’t be afraid to add your personal style into the space. Potential buyers love a vibrant home full of life as it allows them to easily picture themselves having fun and making their own memories in the space. Create art with your little ones, shop for thrifted or on-sale decor, and liven up the home with plants to add some unique style on a budget.
Looking for more home styling inspiration? Check out our range of vinyl planksblinds & curtains, and more, or contact our team to discuss your design needs.
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