Ever feel like your house needs a bit of a makeover but you don't have much of a budget or lots of time to do one? Turns out there are little things you can do that can make a huge difference. And the great things about these little things is that they don't have to take a lot of time or money. These ones are quick and simple enough you can get them done within a day.
Rearranging your furniture can take as much or as little time as you want, and can be as involved or as simple as you want. It can have a radical impact on your living space though. You can make a room look more open or more closed off. This can be a handy way to create division if you're looking to break up an open floor plan, or to make a small space look larger. You can experiment with placing furniture close to, or against, the wall. Maybe try pulling it away from the wall and see if that ends up being your preference. You might try arranging tables, couches, or both so that they overlap visually with bookshelves or physically with throw rugs. See how placing a lamp in a different location impacts the lighting and feel of the room.
Your door is full of potential for change. You can repaint it to be an entirely different color. This can change the entire feeling of a room, if it's an interior door, or the house, if the painted surface is on the exterior of the house. You can try changing the handles. Door handles come in a variety of colors and shapes, so you can customize it to suit your tastes. You could even just replace the door altogether, if you feel like you need a complete overhaul.
Changing the door can have a practical impact as well. Your door can affect the insulation of your home as well as the visual appeal. Homes do best at keeping the house's internal climate at the desired temperature when insulation is adequate. Your door is an important part of that. Make sure that if you choose to replace the door, you do so with one that's going to keep your home comfortable.
Wallpaper is for more than just walls. You can use it on walls, sure, but you can also use it as a background for bookshelves, drawers, and cabinets. This can breathe new life into these furnishings and give them personality. Adding wallpaper to bookshelves is simple, especially if you use peel and stick wallpaper. These smaller projects can be easier to manage in a shorter time than hanging an entire wall of wallpaper. And they can add a fun, lively touch to a room.
If you need to breathe some new life into your house, try some simple, inexpensive options that can make a huge difference before you try pricier ideas that take more time. Getting creative with wallpaper, changing up the door, and rearranging the furniture are great ways to get started. You may find that it's enough to get the fresh change you're looking for.