Simple Strategies to Refresh and Update Your Home Decor On a Budget

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We’re all now spending more time at home, so you might want to explore simple strategies to refresh and update your home decor on a budget. Read on…

Do you fancy revamping your interiors?

Have you decided that it’s time to tackle a redecorating project?

Are you on the hunt for simple, effective strategies to refresh and update your decor?

If so, you’ve come to the right place!

As you might know I’m an award winning designer – who personally produces the style and look of all of my bestselling books and groundbreaking video courses and inspiring life quotes.

Well, I also love home design! I’ve already shared some of the home decorating tips I used to make our home here in New York feel cozy and fun – in this article here.

But you don’t have to do major home renovations to improve the comfort level and visual appeal of your home.

3 Simple Strategies to Refresh and Update Your Home Decor On a Budget

Here are some creative home decorating ideas to explore -which don’t take up too much time or cost too much money.

1. Change your color palette

Have you fallen out of love with your lime green bathroom? Does your kitchen look dark or cramped? Do you fancy being a little bolder in the living room?

One of the best and simplest ways to freshen up your decor is to switch up your color palette.

refreshing home decorColors have an incredible aesthetic impact. And they can affect the feel and ambiance of a room.

When choosing colors for your living spaces and bedrooms, think about how you use the space.

Take the size of the room into consideration…

  • Light shades and neutral tones can make small sized bedrooms and bathrooms and cozy kitchens look and feel bigger.
  • Pastel shades, monochrome color schemes and tones of beige, green, gray and blue each add tranquility to bathrooms and boudoirs.

Don’t be afraid to go beyond neutrals. Bright and bold colors are okay, as long as you find strategic ways to complement them with your trim, wooden living room furniture, and decors. Try red, yellow, purple, or green hues! Be free to transform your dull corner and welcome good luck.

You can also add color by painting a signature wall. Put up some colorful artwork. Or you can use printed or patterned wallpaper. Another idea: Create open, bright spaces by replacing darker shades with crisp white or neutrals. 

Replacing darker tones with clean whites or neutrals may quickly make a space appear more airy and welcoming. To accentuate this effect, you can explore brick veneer or stone veneer Canada as a textured accent wall, which will give warmth and character to the area. Combining these options with vivid artwork or patterned wallpaper may result in a lively yet harmonious space that represents your taste. Finally, the objective is to strike a balance between light, texture, and color to create a unified and visually appealing interior design.

2. Refresh your flooring

home decor updateHave you had the same flooring for decades? Or did you move into a house where the floors aren’t really to your taste? Perhaps you should consider refreshing the look of your rooms with new flooring!

When you put in new flooring, you can alter the aesthetic, introduce new trends and themes and increase durability and functionality.

When updating your flooring, the transformation extends beyond mere aesthetics; it becomes an avenue to embrace new trends and themes while enhancing durability and functionality. Consider complementing your new flooring with custom shaped sisal rugs. These rugs not only add a touch of personalized style but also contribute to the overall durability and functionality of the space, creating a cohesive and visually appealing environment that resonates with contemporary design choices.


  • Hard-wearing, inexpensive materials such as vinyl and laminate. They work well if you’re on a budget and you have pets or children.
  • Plus engineered oak flooring is ideal for creating a stunning, rustic look.
  • Wooden floors suit modern and traditional properties. In addition, they add coziness and warmth.
  • Tiles are well-suited to bathrooms and kitchens. And they’re a versatile option.

You can also channel retro and vintage trends or opt for cool, contemporary styles. 

3. Invest in new accessories

refresh update home decorIf you don’t fancy overseeing a major renovation or redecorating operation, you can simply invest in new accessories!

When you decorate a room with simple, affordable accessories, you create a hassle-free way to breathe new life into dated or dull interiors.

You should try experimenting with new wall art and decorative items like candle holders, plant pots and vases and framed prints. Each of these will help you to inject your style and personality into your home.

Best of all, you can try out new trends like build you own neon sign, and give your home a fresh new look without blowing the budget.

Try to stick to natural materials and bring the outside in with…

  • bamboo
  • wood
  • stone
  • marble

Opt for plush furry or faux furry fabrics and decadent touches like feathers and velvet. Try black velvet cushions for an elegant contemporary style living room without spending that much. They are perfect for your sofa and even in your master bedroom couch. Define genuine beauty with these timeless accessories.

If you love a boutique hotel vibe, use statement pieces! For example, try eye-catching chairs or a patterned rug, to channel a retro vibe. 

Updating and refreshing your home decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Try these simple strategies. Start by exploring Pinterest – then creating your own Pinterest board. Choose one change at time.

Think about what you need to do most:

  • Paint your walls? You can paint your living room walls with maroon red for a sophisticated look, perfectly matching white trim, tiles, and sofa. Repaint your exterior and interior to change the overall look of your home.
  • Lighten and brighten rooms? Brighten your room by choosing sheer curtains to let natural light exhibit its glow. Control light by installing a combination of heavy curtains and sheer ones, or invest in faux wood Venetian or Roman blinds.
  • Add new accessories? Accessorize your interior with decorative sun mirror in gold, silver, or chrome finish. Also, hanging decors are supreme such as paintings, portraits, and other work of arts.
  • Update your floors? If you see cracks and stubborn stains in your flooring, it’s about time to update it. You might want a carpet or solid wood flooring this time around. Now more than ever, you’ll find cheap carpets and faux wood flooring to match your tight budget.

After you’ve chosen one of these things, explore different choices – at different price levels. And try to have fun while you’re doing it!

Wishing you great success at creating a brand new feeling and beautiful interior!

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