Update Your Space Without Breaking The Bank

Sometimes all you need to revamp an old outfit is a statement necklace. The same goes for rooms; just think of the items in it as accessories. There is an abundance of ways to modify your home on a budget. Here are a few of my favorite ways to give a room an entirely new personality.

Flowers: This is one of the simplest and most effective methods for altering a room. Flowers not only add a pop of color, they present a seasonal ambiance.

Candles: Scented candles are an excellent way to change the vibe of a room – think scents that would go with the season.

Paint: This is an economical way to transform a space and give it a fresh feel.

Pillows: Swap out accent pillows for an instant pick me up.

Bedding: A quick change of your bedding can take your room from drab to fab.

Best piece of advice I was given: Make your space update friendly by furnishing your home with neutral colors such as white, beige or cream. Having a neutral backdrop to work with allows for fewer restrictions when it comes to simple updates, this also gives you the freedom to change the room based on the season or just because.  
Do you have any tips for updating your space on a budget?

20 comments :

  1. Fabulous advice and I need to take it!

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  2. I definitely agree that accent pillows do change things up! And I was thinking about painting our living room and dining room a neutral color just so I'll have more option to do things with it :)

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  3. Great idea about the neutrals, although sometimes they can be viewed as boring. It's very hard to totally change a room if it's painted a bright color.

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  4. I wanna lay on this bad!! so nice...:)

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  5. Candles are the best, and you're right pillows can be so fun - I found the cutest pillows at Anthropologie, unfortunately they don't go with either of my rooms :( Is it bad if I just buy it in case I can us it in the future?? LOL.

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  6. thanks for the great tips! i always try to stick with neutrals and then add "pops" of color that i can easily change up!

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  7. I have candles in every room!

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  8. i have about 25 candles in my room.. i'm not exaggerating! and flowers everywhere. my room's a bit girly :)

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  9. Great post! I love candles! I think the advice about using neutrals is so on point because all you have to do is add colorful accessories and completely transform the room.

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  10. You must have been reading my mind! I was making a list last night of a few things I wanted to change to update a few rooms. Thanks for the tips!!

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  11. these are some great tips! thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Flowers are a great way to add some freshness to a room.

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  13. I'm moving soon and can't wait to decorate a new place. But I'm definitely on a budget. I loved this post and would love more like these!

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  14. I totally agree with having a neutral space and keeping the trends / and statement pieces as updatable accessories. Great post!

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  15. I'm with you on the neutral palate... my favorite low-budget updates are usually in the form of art. you can usually find something unique and personal thrifting, etsy or even trying your hand at it yourself.

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  16. I'm definitely going to be using some of these techniques!

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  17. Great tips! I love my candles they make the room so much more delightful to be in!

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  18. I love it! Never thought that a simple things such as flowers, candles, and a new bright paint could make my room look bigger without spending too much.

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  19. Great tips! I'm totally addicted to candles, and I try to buy fresh flowers every weekend:) My best budget tip would be new curtains, or a new way of arranging your old ones. They can really transform a room!

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