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If you’re thinking of revitalizing the look and feel of your home, you might be wondering how you can do this without it costing you the world. And although there are bigger changes that you can make that will stretch your budget (such as updating the kitchen or adding an extension), this isn’t possible for everyone.

So to help guide you, here is a list of simple yet cost-effective home improvements you can make:

  • Create a Feature Wall 

If you want to make a big impact on the look of a room, why not create a feature wall? Whether this is with bold wallpaper or a particular color paint it can make a huge difference to the space. As this is something that you can do yourself, it’s a home improvement that’s very budget-friendly. 

Once the wall is complete you can then accessorize with cushions and other features that complement it.

  • Reupholster the Furniture 

Ok, so this might not be something that you do yourself unless you have the time to learn the craft. But that’s not to say that it’s not budget-friendly. Reupholstering items of furniture can completely transform the appearance of them, giving them a new lease of life. 

And if they are beloved items that you don’t want to get rid of, it’s a way of being able to enjoy them for longer. It’s also a lot cheaper than replacing the furniture with new pieces.

  • Change Up The Lighting 

Often, people don’t realize the huge impact that lighting can have on a space. Making it feel warm and inviting, changing it up is a fabulous idea. Plus, unless you opt for luxury lighting, it won’t break the bank. You can get great lighting pieces from your local Target or online. 

  • Declutter, Declutter, Declutter

Take a look around your home. Is it filled with items that you don’t really need? Whether it’s in the forms of clothes or items that you simply aren’t using, it could be time to take inspiration from Marie Kondo and declutter. 

Giving the items to your local thrift store or Goodwill, your home will feel more spacious instantly. And of course, as it won’t cost you to declutter, you’ll have a home improvement without spending a single penny.

  • Add Mirrors 

Another way of adding a feeling of space to your home and giving it the rejuvenation it needs is to add mirrors. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should go over the top, putting dozens in each room. But a couple of mirrors in each can look wonderful. Plus, as you can pick them up for reasonably cheaply, you don’t have to worry about going over your budget.

Final Thoughts

So, there you go! Those are 5 simple yet effective home improvement ideas that you can replicate in your home. Of course, this isn’t a complete list and there are certain other budget-friendly suggestions that you could take inspiration from – such as investing in services that will improve and maintain your home (i.e a drain service or gutter-cleaning service).

But whatever you decide to do, you’ll be one step closer to a refreshed home that you and your family love to spend time in.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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