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Sprucing Up on a Budget with Paint, Electric Fireplaces & More

Everyone's looking to save a buck any way they can. In fact, money is so tight the idea of updating decor seems impossible. Still, it's something most people want to do from season to season. There are lots of ways to update decor without overspending. Below are a few simple ideas that can help you freshen up your interior without spending too much money.

updating-decor-paintingFresh Paint


One of the best ways to update your interior is to freshen up the paint. There's no need to replace furnishings or carpet, instead go to your local hardware store and browse the paint section. Every year there are new color swatches to choose from.

Select a color from your furniture color palette and update the walls. It's inexpensive and easy to do. Go from room to room and choose an accent color that's complementary. It's a fun and exciting way to change the look and feel of a room. The average cost of a gallon of paint is $15.00. The result is a room that's been completely transformed.

Sofa & Chair Covers

Another great investment is sofa and chair covers. There are so many colors and fabrics to choose from, it's a great way to update your furnishings. If you're someone who sews they are easy to make too. You can find covers at your local bed and bath store or you can find patterns and fabrics at your local fabric store.

Covers are available in all shapes and sizes. There are even options available for dining room chairs so you can change your table for special occasions. It's a fun and inexpensive way to give your furnishings a facelift.

New Pillows, Rugs & Other Accessories

Updating Decor with Pillows

Throw pillows are great accessories. It's easy to swap old ones out for new ones. And because there are such a variety to choose from it's easy to find colors and textures that update decor exceptionally well.

Rugs are also an ideal option. Colors and textures vary so you can roll up your old rugs and spread out new ones that look completely different. Accessories like these can fool house guests into thinking you've bought new furniture.

Other great options include: bathroom accessories like bath mats, soap dispensers, and shower curtains. In the dining room consider place settings, mats, and candles. These items are a great way to give your dining room table a facelift.

Fresh Bedding

If you want to update your bedroom change your bedding. Buying a comforter is one of the most inexpensive ways change the environment. Select a color different from the one you currently have and enjoy a complete transformation that'll make your room look completely different.

Again if you're handy with a sewing machine, choose some fabric and make a duvet. A duvet covers your existing comforter the same way a sofa or chair cover covers your furnishings. It's an inexpensive option that'll change the way you feel about your bedroom.

Electric Fireplaces

Updating Decor with an Electric Fireplace

Growing in popularity are electric fireplaces. Electric fireplaces add decorative interest to the dining room, bedroom or living room. These vary in price so if you're really on a budget consider and electric fireplace stove or a wall mount option.

If you want to invest in an honest upgrade that's a little more expensive but a great addition to any room then look an electric fireplace with a mantel or a media console that can double as a media center. Installing electric fireplaces throughout the home is a great way to update decor and add interest to any room in the house.

These 5 tips are great ways to spruce up your interior without spending too much money. Moving from spring and summer to fall and winter doesn't have to cost a fortune. A few simple changes can make all the difference.

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