Episode 15. So Fresh And So Clean: Our Top Tips For Freshening Your Home On A Budget
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting hotter, and the decor is getting brighter. This week, we give our top tips for freshening your home this season while staying on a budget. Even if we can’t all afford to make our living rooms look identical to a Pottery Barn catalogue, we have come up with some affordable ways to give our homes new life and freshen up our decor. Tune in as we discuss ways to have Anthropologie taste on a Hobby Lobby budget.
Change out your coffee table books. Have a ca few books and magazines that go with the season, maybe some lighter colors for spring, and swap em out. And coffee table books can get pricey, so check out Half Priced Books or a second-hand bookstore to save you some $$$.
KA’s go-to for cheap, seasonal knick-knacks and pillows: At Home.
White accents go a long way to freshen up your decor.
However, if you have neutral basics, you can swap out pillows and curtains and experiment with fun, bright colors to go with the season.
Add a pattern somewhere. Whether it be a pillow or a rug or a vase or dishes, WHATEVER, incorporate a spring pattern to brighten up your home. And don’t turn your nose up at Dollar Tree.
Have something living (or green) in every room. It doesn’t have to be real, but have something that brings life to every room to celebrate the season. Pro tip: succulents (fake or real) or vines are great ways to incorporate foliage into your decor if you aren’t particularly known for your green thumb…
Transition your wardrobe and buy floral coffee. While these things have absolutely nothing to do with your home, they transition your mindset to spring and will carryover to aspects of your life and home.
Decorate with what you have. You can bring new life to rooms in your home by simply moving around things you already have. Just because you have something in one room doesn’t mean it has to stay there. Moving things around can give rooms a new look without spending a dime.
They don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing… decluttering can be life giving. Get rid of all the junk that weighs you down and breathe in a breath of fresh air.
Build your own furniture. Use it as an excuse to spend some time outside and save some money by building your own stuff. If you don’t have the ability to do that, paint existing furniture. If that’s still too much, swap out your knobs to give old pieces new life. Check out Hobby Lobby for some cheap finds.
Open the windows, y'all. Fresh air is good for the soul. Or maybe just change the lighting in your home for some softer light to go with the longer and brighter days.
KA’s go-to place for furniture or bigger pieces on a budget: Wayfair, Joss and Main, and All Modern. Home Goods, Tuesday Morning, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx are also runner ups in this category.
Buy a floral or room spritz to make your home smell seasonal and fresh.
Tips From Our Resident Design Experts, Lambert Home:
Have a bowl of lemons on display.
Flowers from Trader Joe's are $4, is there a better deal with that?
- Change out your pillow covers.