The change of seasons is the ideal time to give your home a fresh start. Redecorating is an exciting way to celebrate spring, but what if your budget doesn’t have much room for it this year? Check out these inexpensive ways to decorate your space without overspending.
1. Repaint Your Living Room
A fresh coat of paint makes any room feel new. Consider painting the walls where you spend most of your time, like the living room. A new white coat will take years off your home, while light blue or green could be a subtle nod to the season.
2. Swap Your Pillow Covers
Getting new throw pillows every few months can get expensive, so make new pillow covers to update the feel of any room. You can use seasonal patterns or fabrics in solid colors. It only takes a few minutes and one yard of fabric to stitch them together — even if you’ve never tried sewing before.
3. Get Indoor Plants
Indoor plants bring life and color to any space. They’re especially great as spring decorations because nature is coming back to life outside your windows. The key to success is picking the right ones.
If you’re worried you won’t have much time to devote to your new indoor garden, try raising a snake plant. They don’t require much water or light, so they tolerate periods of neglect well if your schedule gets hectic. You could also try taking care of other easy plants like aloe or cacti.
4. Try a Spring Craft
Get your kids around the kitchen table and help everyone make a spring craft. Your children can create cherry blossom trees with finger paint and their thumbs, no matter their ages. Afterward, frame their art and hang it around the house for an overnight upgrade to your interior decorating.
5. Invest in Faux Flower Arrangements
Placing fresh flowers in a vase is lovely, but they don’t last long. You’ll get more use out of your investment by purchasing faux blooms instead. Set them on your mantle or kitchen table, then reuse them again next year.
Play with potential bouquet widths and heights to use your space most effectively. A small, round vase full of faux sweetpea flowers will look much different than a tall vase of sunflowers. The best choice depends on where you’ll place the arrangement and how much space you can use in that spot.
6. Hang Sheer Curtains
Your curtains kept out the cold winter air pressing against your windows. Now you don’t have to worry about that. Swap them with a set of curtain panels made with sheer fabric. They’ll let the spring sunshine into your home and give it a new look for only a few dollars.
Sheer curtains are also easy to wash. You can maintain them throughout the spring and summer before storing them during the winter. It’s an evergreen decorating upgrade that’s perfect for warmer seasons.
7. Light New Candles
Candles add a pleasant aroma to homes, and they double as decor if they look nice. Search farmers markets and discount stores for new candles at budget-friendly prices. You’ll find unique styles and scents that will make the inside of your home smell fantastic.
Candles with beautiful containers or colorful wax could become your latest household decorations. Place them wherever you need a bit of spring cheer, and they’ll last all season long. Next spring, you can even reuse them if they sit in an air-tight storage container in your attic, crawlspace or basement.
8. Hang Painted Artwork
There are many places to find paintings without suffering from sticker shock. Discount home decor stores and farmers markets have portraits of all sizes. Look for one that features something that matches the season, like a meadow landscape. You’ll fill empty wall space and brighten your home with a nod to spring.
9. Pick a Motif
Motifs are recurring symbols in literature, art and design. Pick one to use as a household motif and your interior design will blend seamlessly. Think about choosing something like a bird and look for decor like a light throw blanket to bring that theme into any room in your home.
10. Make a Flower Garland
Garlands are easy decorations that bring a springtime vibe to large spaces, but they can also be expensive. Make one with your kids by using dyed water and coffee filters to make flowers. You could string them together on a fishing line and hang them in the corners of a room or over furniture. They’re a fun way to shift your home into spring while making memories with your family.
11. Install Some New Blinds
Now, you may be under the impression that installing a whole new set of blinds in your home is going to be a ridiculously expensive task – however, this couldn’t be further from the truth! It can be so cheap and affordable to get new blinds, as there are so many options that can boost your aesthetic without breaking your bank account in the process. For example, you can choose to improve your home with DIY blinds, ex-display blinds, or even source some well cared for second hand blinds. These will all be as little as half the price of brand new alternatives, so you can save a fortune without having to forfeit style and functionality. Opt for some thin blinds during the spring, as this way all of the glorious sunshine can splash into your home without being blocked out by your blinds.
Decorate Your Space for Spring
There are many budget-friendly ways to decorate your space for spring, so consider starting with these projects. You could invite the loveliest season into your home by making cute crafts with your kids, searching secondhand stores for seasonal treasures, and reimagining your decor possibilities.
About the Author
Rose Morrison is the managing editor of Renovated, a home living site where she loves to share home renovation ideas to help people live their best DIY life. She’s especially passionate about sustainable living and incorporating greener habits into everyday life. For more from Rose, you can follow her on Twitter.