On the one hand, the start of a new year is an excellent time to update your home. With fresh eyes and your goals for the months ahead in mind, you can assess your living space and see how you can make it better. On the other hand, though, upgrading your home can quickly become expensive—especially after the excess of the holidays.
If you love the idea of a home refresh but don’t love what it might do to your budget, you’re not alone. Luckily, giving your space an update doesn’t have to break the bank.
We turned to a few of our favorite design pros to find out their top tips for refreshing your home affordably. Not only did they reveal their favorite items to use in an affordable home refresh, they also shared how to get the most for your money, too.
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One of the best things you can do, according to Laura Chappetto Flynn of Element Design Network, is to ‘shop’ from your own home.
“You’ll really be surprised how different your own items look in a new space,” says Chappetto Flynn. Of course, it could be as simple as moving things around, but you could have more fun with it.
To do this, simply gather all of your small accessories in one spot. Chappetto Flynn recommends your dining room or kitchen table as one option. Then, ‘shop’ from your table and replace the items in their new, stylish homes around your space.
“You’ll get a whole new look without spending a dime!” she says.
If you want to instantly breathe life into a room, a simple declutter and re-organize session can do it in a flash. That’s why Chappetto Flynn says buying organizers is one of her top tips. Best of all, these don’t have to be expensive, or even for every area of your home.
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