Get a Fresh Feel with a Budget That’s No Big Deal

Chances are, you’ve been looking at the same indoor scene more than usual as of late; it’s understandable if you’ve grown tired of it. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a refresh with minimal work and a small budget? You’re in luck… We’ve put together some ideas for giving your home a big update with little effort and minimal money.

First and foremost, how committed are you? If you’re all in, a fresh coat or two of paint can immediately make a huge difference. We suggest you don’t go too crazy, and stick with a neutral color. Cooler colors tend to be more expansive, warmer lean toward cozy vibes. Even if you opt for just one accent wall and not an entire room, it can make all the difference.  Other projects like a front door, accent pieces such as a table, TV console or dresser will use significantly less paint than an entire room and make a world of difference, so keep that option in mind as well. All in all, paint tends to be a cost-effective option that yields big results.

Now with a fresh coat of color, it’s time for a fresh slate too. While we tend to head straight to Target.com to find something to add to our decor, sometimes less is more. It’s time to clear the clutter. Grab a box and start sorting your items between a few categories like “toss,” “donate,” or “sell,” and get to decluttering! After you’re done and have determined what you will keep, make sure to put everything back in its place in a neat and tidy manner. If this is a daunting project for you, start small. When you finish that book shelf you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and be motivated to keep going. Not only does maintaining an organized home make things more visually appealing, it’s also been proven to contribute toward lowered stress levels. 

Something still off? Consider rearranging your furniture.  Pull out the graph paper. Consider how you use the space and then draw a to-scale diagram of what your space looks like. Cut out shapes of paper to represent each piece of furniture in the room. Play around with how you might like things to be arranged. This will help you spend less time actually pushing furniture around the room and more time enjoying your new arrangement.

Finish things up with some simple switches. Basic elements of a room can drastically change the look and feel in minutes. Try switching out things like light fixtures, throw pillows, area rugs, curtains or wall decor. Adding plants is another cost-friendly way to freshen up a space. Snake Plants, Peace Lilies and Philodendrons are generally easy to keep alive and are pleasing to the eye. Not only do they add pops of color, they add oxygen as well. You know the saying, the little things add up to the big things… The same is true here.

We hope these suggestions help you create a space that feels like new. If the refreshed space just isn’t cutting it, or you’d like to tap into your home equity to make some bigger changes, now may be a great time to reach out to Cambria Mortgage. We are here to help you navigate the current market and set you up for a successful homeownership future. Call us today at 952-942-0110 or visit CambriaMortgage.com to begin the home loan process today. 

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Allison Manson

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