Inexpensive Ideas To Spruce Up Your Home

Dated: 04/03/2018

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8 Easy and Inexpensive Ideas to Bring a New Look to Your Home

Small makeover projects are very popular right now due to websites such as Pinterest, Etsy, and The Spruce.  Many of the projects below are very inexpensive and can be completed in a very short amount of time.  Each idea will add a special amount of flare to any space!

Chalkboard Paint- This versatile upgrade can be used throughout the house.  Some use chalkboard paint in a child's playroom, bedroom, or in a common space.  This is great for keeping kids entertained, used as a learning tool, or just a unique design idea.  Another great idea is to use chalkboard paint in the kitchen.  Chalkboard paint can be used inside cabinet doors for to-do lists, grocery lists, or reminders.  Painting the end of a kitchen island is also a fun and unique idea for what is a frequently visited area of the home! 

Create Your Own Modern Art- Many craft stores have blank canvases in various sizes.  Use metal thumbtacks in gold, silver, rose gold, or copper to decorate different canvases and arrange in abstract patterns.  Thumbtacks can be used to make monogram art which is very popular right now. 

Monogram Art

Hide Your Router- A great way to hide unsightly modems, routers, or other technology boxes is hollowed out books.  Books can be bought at craft stores or you can make your own by cutting out middles of pages.  Once the boxes are inside, place multiple books in stacks or decorative objects on top of the books to change an unsightly blinking black box into an accent piece in an inviting space. 

Hollowed Out Book

Be Patient With Online Shopping- If you are in the market for new furnishings, decorations, or other home improvement ideas, online shopping may be the way to go.  The best practice is to add these items to your cart and do not check out.  That's right!  Keep the items in your shopping cart for a day or two.  Most likely, the company selling the items will send you a reminder email that you have not checked out and will include a discount for your next purchase.  Not only do you get a new piece for your home, you save money!  Win win!

Paint It Yourself- Fresh paint is always a good idea! Sprucing up any room with fresh paint can be inexpensive when done yourself.  Painting can be a fun project to get the whole family involved.  Paint stores sell sample quarts so testing colors is easy and will prevent you from making the wrong color choice. 

Use Spray Paint- Spray paint is a great fix for small projects.  Add color to old worn out pictures frames by painting them bright trendy hues.  Go with a modern decor look by spray painting trinkets or antique store treasures.  Painting forest animals black, white, silver, or gold is an example of adding a vintage feel with a modern touch.  

White deer

Wallpaper Shelving Units- Tired of that plain white or wood bookshelf?  Spruce it up with excess wallpaper or scraps from an earlier project.  Use wallpaper with a design to add depth and more contrast to the piece.  Some people like to wallpaper every shelf but even just a couple spaces would do the trick.  Keep objects on the shelves to a minimum to showcase your work! 

Bookshelf

Add A Frame to A Mirror- A basic bathroom mirror can get a makeover with some decorative trim.  Buy painted trim or paint your own and frame the mirror to make it more of a focal point in the bathroom.  Use liquid nail (that adheres to glass) to attach the trim pieces around the outer edge.  For step by step instructions and before and after pictures, click HERE.

For even more tips, visit my Pinterest, For The Home.  House Beautiful also has some pretty great ideas to help with your projects!  As always, if you have any real estate related questions or want to share your finished projects, let me know! 605-999-6459 or amy@jeffmerrillteam.com

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Amy Hendrix

After years of working in retail I have chosen the field of real estate to help stimulate my personal growth. I want to be involved, valued, and trusted by my clients and I want to do what is best for....

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