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Give Your Home a Facelift Without Spending a Fortune

You want to breathe some new life into your home but you don’t have thousands of dollars stashed away for renovations or redecorating.  That’s okay, you can give your home a facelift without spending a fortune.  Here are some ways you can change the look of your home easily and inexpensively.

Some new paint

One of the easiest ways to change the look of your home is with a fresh coat of paint, but don’t put the same tired old color back on the walls.  Change it up a bit, pick an accent wall and paint it a completely different color.  On that note when it comes to painting there is a whole rainbow full of colors and you don’t have to stick with beige.  Using an accent wall makes it the focal point of your room.  You can add some really cool art to that wall to further draw attention to it.

Change the lighting

Most people underestimate how much light defines your décor.  You can play around with light by changing the window coverings, natural light makes everything look better and brighter.  You may want to add some traditional lamps strategically placed around the room.  Switching out those bright lights for some pot lights with dimmer switches can completely change the room too and soften the lighting.  Here is a look at how lighting can change your room.

Don’t forget the floor

A new area rug can brighten up the space by adding a splash of color to the room.  It also gives you the chance to add some different textures to your decorating scheme.  If you live in an apartment you may not be able to change the colors of the walls but you can get an area rug, grab a big, bright multicolored rug for your living room.  Match a couple of décor pieces with the colors on the area rug to tie the whole room together.

Creative use of mirrors

Mirrors can do so many things, they can make your room look bigger and they can also reflect light around the room and make it look brighter.  Place them at different angles around the room to get the effect that you want in your room.  Mirrors are perfect for smaller spaces and you can get them in some interesting frames to really make them pop.

Add some art

Visit your arts community and lend your support to a local artist.  You never know you may end up getting a great piece of art before the artist becomes famous.  Simply hanging a cool piece of art can transform a living room into something unique.