Six Affordable Home Updates

January 11, 2013

Maybe it’s the winter months where we spend more time at home, but something has me reflecting on important updates to our home, without killing our savings. We do have some major updates to make (replacing furniture that has made its last move or furniture we’ve never had in the first place!), so I’m all about saving in other ways, be it with a bold wall color (or one with stripes!), buying prints on Etsy and finding pricey-looking framing with wide matting (have these; gorgeous in-person metallic detail), etc.

Here’s six more affordable home ideas so you can save for other things.

2013_interior updates

1. Add wallpaper behind your bookcase (or upgrade a thrift store find!).
2. Infuse fresh flowers (or buy an affordable piece of greenery) to liven up the place.


3. DIY a piece of artwork (or frame a piece of wallpaper); your friends won’t know where you found such a gem.
4.  Can’t afford one bold piece of art? Create a gallery wall  (+ check our Pinterest ‘photo gallery‘ board) for more ideas.


5. Update your lighting for a major impact (check IKEA for awesome finds like this! 
Paint. In a color. With a stripe. In two-tone. Just paint, it transforms a rooms.

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  • KoryKendrick

    Love these easy updates! Especially the gallery wall. I’ve been toying with the idea of making one for awhile.

  • Lyddiegal

    i love the idea of color blocking a room. so cool!

  • Kristin & Megan

    Love the idea to frame wallpaper!

  • Sandy Ambrose

    These are delightful! Love them.

  • Christine

    Such good suggestions! Creativity goes a long way in redecorating on a budget!

    Christine In Color

  • Kim Jackson

    I adore the idea of turning something personal into art. It infuses something into your space that is unique to your own sensibilities and, unlike things found in stores, no one else will have it!

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