Feeling the itch to freshen up your home but don’t have the budget for a massive overhaul? Don’t fret, we have seven creative ways to spruce up your home for less.
Removing items from your home that you no longer use, need or want is a cost-effective way to make your space feel fresh and new. Donating your unwanted items to a local charity like the ReStore is a great way to keep them out of a landfill, while supporting the local Calgary community.
2. Add colour accents
A quick way to change the feel of a room is to update the colour accents used in the space. This can be as easy as adding a new blanket and throw pillows to liven up your room. In the fall/winter try warm and dark colours like navy blue, rust, mint green and grey. For spring/summer look for pastel colours such as coral, lilac and yellow. Visit your local ReStore to find that special item for this season.
3. Replace your hardware
Switching out the cabinet handles can go a long way towards changing the way you feel about your kitchen cabinets. Not only is it less expensive and time consuming than a full kitchen remodel, it’s easy to do. You can also apply this technique to that old dresser in your bedroom that needs a pick-me-up. The ReStore is a great place for you to find hardware and other home renovation materials to help you update your home.
4. Add a fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint can make a massive difference in a room. Paint a statement wall in your bedroom or living room or spruce up your kitchen cabinets and old furniture with a fresh coat of paint or a stain! Pick up an outdated dresser or side tables at your local second-hand shop and try it out. These simple changes can transform a room from drab to fab!
5. Say hello to indoor plants
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can probably manage keeping a few sturdy house plants alive, such as succulents, snake plants or pothos. These plants love it when you neglect them and will bring life into your home.
6. Change up your bedding
Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, therefore if you want to brighten up your bedroom design, there’s no better way to do it than by updating your bedding. From cheerful pops of colour, to compelling textures and cozy blankets, your options are endless.
7. Shop at local thrift stores
You can find one-of-a-kind pieces, home décor, paint and more at your local thrift stores. Check out the ReStore for new or gently used home décor at 40 – 80% below retail value!
We hope these tips have inspired you to make small changes in your home that will have a dramatic impact. When you pick up great finds for your home from the ReStore, share your fresh space with us on social media by tagging @ReStoreCalgary.