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When you look online for inspiration to help you reimagine the look and feel of your home, you’ll likely come across plenty of examples where you’d have to do some major remodeling work and spend lots of money.

As you can imagine, it can feel pretty disheartening if you don’t have the time or the budget to embark on such ambitious (and often expensive) projects!

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However, did you know it’s possible to beautify your home in many unique and wonderful ways without investing much time and cash into the idea? There are plenty of options you can consider to help create a significant impact with a small budget.

Take a look at these 12 inspirational examples to help you get started beautifying your home for less:

1. Declutter Your Rooms

The one thing you can do that will make a massive difference in your home – and won’t cost you a cent – is to declutter your rooms.

Everyone has items they don’t need or have ever used in their homes, so it makes sense to find those things in your rooms and get rid of them.

If they have some value, consider selling them online on sites like eBay or Craigslist, or you could host a garage sale one weekend. Alternatively, you could donate those items to a local goodwill store of your choice.

2. Paint Your Walls

Once you’ve decluttered your rooms, the next step is to refresh your walls. It’s possible to get cheap paint for this project (and sometimes free paint if you look at websites like Freecycle), and it can make a massive difference to dull-looking rooms.

Painting walls is one of the most common home improvements anyone can make, and you can choose either brushes or rollers to inject new life into your tired-looking walls.

Pro tip: if you’re painting small rooms, opt for light colors to give the illusion that those spaces are bigger than they actually are.

3. Rearrange Your Furniture

Did you know that the simple act of rearranging the furniture in each room can help create a more practical space and means you have extra options for the future (such as buying certain types of furniture or accessories)?

It’s something you can do at your leisure, and it’s completely free. You may even discover your furniture is more visually appealing by rotating them at different angles, especially if they capture more natural sunlight than in their existing configurations.

4. Add Some DIY Artwork To Your Walls

Do you enjoy creating artist masterpieces? If so, consider letting your creativity flow freely by adorning your walls with some of your best work! Picture frames are cheap to buy and come in various sizes and styles, making it easy to show off your designs throughout your home.

You don’t need to paint or design classical art portraits; even eye-catching abstract art will create excellent focal points in your rooms and make them unique.

If you regularly have visitors at your home, they’ll also make great discussion points, and you may even have friends and relatives wanting to request commissions for similar artwork in their homes too!

5. Upgrade To LED Lighting

Does the lighting in each room feel somber and dated? Do you find it challenging to read books at night when your lights are turned on?

One way to fix those problems is by investing in LED lighting. Nowadays, the cost of LED bulbs is low, and they’re available in various fittings.

If you’re rocking energy-saving or even older incandescent light bulbs, you will find that your energy bills will be significantly lower as LEDs only consume a fraction of the electricity needed by their predecessors.

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6. Reimagine Your Storage Solutions

Everyone keeps things like clothing, accessories, paperwork, and just about anything stored out of sight. Doing so means it ensures rooms aren’t cluttered and don’t collect dust.

If you feel like your current storage solutions are no longer fit for purpose, consider reimaging how you store stuff away. For example, you could store children’s toys or laundry in wicker baskets instead of unsightly plastic boxes.

7. Deep Clean Your Rooms

Do you need more inspirational ideas but have no money to spend achieving them? Don’t worry because this blog post has more examples for you to consider!

For example, the simple act of spring cleaning your rooms can give them a renewed look. You may discover walls and floors that look vibrant but were previously looking dull due to a dust build-up.

8. Give Your Curtains A Wash

Many people don’t pay much attention to their curtains. Householders might occasionally apply some fabric refresher spray like Febreze, but others probably don’t even go to that trouble!

Did you know you can likely wash your curtains in your washer? Washing them at a low temperature on a short cycle will give them a new lease of life. If you can’t wash your curtains, it might be possible to have them dry-cleaned.

9. Install Some Greenery

Plants are one of the most inexpensive ways to transform any living space. You could grow them cheaply from seeds or buy potted plants from a local supermarket or homeware vendor.

Adding greenery to all rooms in your home will enhance your décor, give you a positive mood lift, and even clean the air of some toxins!

10. Use Aromatic Diffusers

Aromatic diffusers are beautiful and aesthetically pleasing ways to make any room smell great.

They cost little and come in a broad range of different fragrances to suit your preferences. Making your home smell nice is by far a popular and cost-effective way to beautify it.

11. Check Online For Free Stuff

Did you know that many people give away furniture and homeware because they seldom have the time and inclination to sell those items themselves.

Aside from websites like Freecycle, it’s worth asking people you know, like neighbors, relatives, and friends, in case they have things you like and are happy to give them away.

12. Play Some Music

Lastly, playing music might not physically change how a room looks in your home, but the type of music you listen to can inspire you to make creative choices that you probably never considered.

Moreover, music can be a positive mood-lifter if the way your home looks is making you feel down.

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Digital Product Creator at Kori at Home
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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