(…without breaking the bank!)
Spring is finally here! This was absolutely the longest winter I’ve experienced. In Texas, we didn’t have anything too crazy, but the colder temperatures seemed to overstay their welcome. Now that the days are longer and the skies are clear, it’s time to let your home reflect the brightness. There are 5 things I always switch out when I’m looking for a quick refresh without completely breaking the bank for new decorations. The best part is, all of these items are easily found and affordable ways to redecorate.
Candles are my favorite way to shift the mood of a space. I find it important to keep the energy of my apartment in cohorts with the time of year. The scent of a room can instantly switch a vibe from tense to calm, and even induce hunger if you’re a fan of decadent candles. For Spring, opt for fresh or tropical scents like floral or fruit-inspired candles.
Pillows are the quickest way to alter a room’s theme without completely redoing the décor. Particularly when it comes to bedspreads, a pop of color through use of decorative pillows can brighten and refresh the room. Target is my favorite place to find throw pillows, and they last a long time.
Flowers, particularly fresh flowers, make a bright and cheerful centerpiece during Spring. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can opt for artificial flowers to liven up your space. Hobby Lobby has an abundance of floral options to suit every need for those of us who haven’t mastered the art of taking care of live plants.
- Throw Blanket
A throw blanket is to a couch as pillows are to a bed. Just a quick switch from a dark wool throw to a lightweight, brighter color tossed can add light to the living area. Home Goods is my go-to place for quality throw blankets at a reasonable price point.
- Update Wall Art
The final way to quickly update your home is by replacing the photos or wall art that’s currently in your picture frame. There are plenty of ideas out there to DIY your own wall art, but if getting crafty isn’t your thing, Urban Outfitters has an eclectic collection on their site to browse through.
The five little fixes I do range from around $10-$50 per update. What are some fast ways or tricks that you do to refresh your home?