Freshen up your home on a budget

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When you think about freshening up your home, it’s easy to assume that it will mean spending a lot of money to get it looking good, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

If you’re looking to refresh or modernise your home but are on a strict budget, don’t worry, there are lots of easy, affordable things that you can do that will give your home a new lease of life. Read on for our top tips that won’t cost a fortune.

Have a clear out

There are lots of reasons why we should have a good clear out at home from time to time. Apart from making a room feel more spacious, more relaxing and brighter, decluttering your home can have a positive effect on your mental health too.


For more tips on living a minimalist, clutter free lifestyle, why not check out this book by M.C. Rey

A fresh lick of paint

If you choose to do only one thing to your home, make sure it’s giving it a fresh lick of paint. Paint can be one of the most effective ways to modernise your home. A freshly painted home will give a clean feel overall and if you decide to change up the colours from what you had before, it can make a huge impact.

When choosing your paint, think about the size of the room, the current décor and how much sunlight the room gets. You should take into consideration that although some dark shades are very nice to look at, especially on the sample card, they can make a small room, look and feel even smaller. It’s best to go for paler, lighter hues to brighten up the room. And be sure to invest in quality paint that will stand the test of time. Take a look at The Paint Shed who stock leading brands at great prices.

Update accessories

By simply updating accessories like mirrors, wall art and even ornaments and storage baskets, you can give your home a whole new look and feel. This also doesn’t need to cost too much money either, for example, you could look at upcycling an old frame with a fun new colour. Why not check out upcycling inspirations on Pinterest, guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

Don’t forget, you can cheaply replace light fixtures, door handles and furniture knobs which can also make a huge difference.


By adding some air purifying plants to your home, you are improving the quality of the air that you are breathing in. But outwith that, they basically just make any space look better. With so many different shapes and sizes to choose from, as well as the stylish pots that you can get for them, they can really brighten up a home.

And if you’re really not green fingered, there are some fantastic artificial silk plants available that almost look real.

Enjoy your freshen up!


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