Dorothy was right when she said, “There’s no place like home.” But there’s truly no place like a home that’s fully and unmistakably yours.
Whether you’ve lived in your home for one month or 40 years, customizing, curating, and personalizing every square inch is part of what makes being a homeowner so rewarding! Take a peek at six of our favorite ways to make a house feel more like home without breaking the bank.
1. Break Out Your Paint Rollers
There’s no need to rush to the furniture store to spend hundreds on home accents and accessories. Painting is one of the easiest, quickest, and cheapest ways to make a space seem brand new. If you’re looking to make a space feel larger, lighten up the color. Buy a bold accent color to change the vibe altogether. You’ll be amazed at the difference a few swipes will make!
2. Make A Splash In The Kitchen
Update the atmosphere and boost the value of your home in an afternoon by adding an adhesive tile backsplash. Big-box home improvement stores offer affordable options in all shapes and sizes that are totally klutz-proof and easy to apply for even the clumsiest of crafters.
3. Pick The Plant That’s Right For You
Whether you’re a fanatic for florals or crazy for cacti, there’s certainly some type of plant perfect for bringing life and color into your home. If you’ve got a green thumb, put it to work with air-cleansing plants like peace lily, Chinese evergreen, or English ivy. If you frequently forget to water, choose worry-free options like aloe vera and bamboo.
4. Deck The Walls
Few things make a space look more loved than walls of art and shelves of treasures. Target, Hobby Lobby, and Home Goods all offer cheap options to jazz up any empty area in your living room, kitchen, or bedroom and Wal-Mart’s online store offers plenty of options to make canvas prints out of photos that you’ve taken. Bonus points if you buy a blank canvas and make a masterpiece yourself!
5. Spice Up Your Shelves
Shelf liners will keep your cabinets clean and add instant style that can easily be swapped out. With endless patterns and designs to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a go-to style or brand that you can return to season after season. We recommend searching for heavy-duty vinyl liners for easy cleaning.
6. Mix Up Your Materials
We promise this is the furtherest thing from a faux pas! Different colors and textures of wood add an element of true customization to a space that just doesn’t happen when you decorate your home “showroom style.” When it comes to metals, a little goes a long way. Simple things like knobs on a dresser or a small metal desk lamp on an end table can make a huge impact on the overall feel of the room.