Things That Make Your House a Home Without Spending a Dollar

by Emma
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Who said you had to spend an arm and a leg to make your house look like a home? While flipping through a home design magazine might give you that impression, you don’t have to spend a dime to love the home you’re in.

Sometimes it’s worth sweating the small stuff. Making a few key changes in your home or adding a few DIY features can make all the difference. Better yet, your wallet will thank you. Are you ready to breathe new life into your space? Let’s get started.

1. Display Your Photos

Odds are you have boxes of photos resting somewhere in your home. They might be hand-me-downs from family members or relics of your childhood. No matter what they are, dust them off and display them proudly.

You can easily use these old photos to create a gallery wall in your living room, dining room, bedroom, and more. They transform your space into one much more personal and cozy without the expense. This is a much better use for those photos than stashing them in a box under your bed.

2. Add Touches of Nature

Another easy, inexpensive way to bring your home to life is to add touches of nature. Freshly cut flowers, river rocks, pine cones, and even fruit can add a new breath of air to your space. You can place flowers in tall glass vases, group rocks on platters, or use glass bowls.

Using some strategic placement will make it seem like you’re a design expert no matter your experience level. A bit more greenery goes a long way in your home.

3. Deep Clean Your Home

A clean home is a welcoming home. Don’t underestimate the power of deep cleaning your space if you’re looking to transform it without spending a dollar. Even some basic DIY cleaning supplies can help you get the job done. Whether you brush up your solid wood kitchen cabinets or get those deep areas under your sink, your home will have never looked better.

4. Rearrange Your Furniture

Similar to deep cleaning, rearranging your furniture is an underrated way to make a huge difference. Nothing is as simple as moving things around, but it can quickly transform your space. All you might need is to move around your bed or your couch, but a full rearrange can take it even further.

Not sure where to start? Spice things up by learning about the basics of feng shui. Who knows where that might lead you? Otherwise, check out some of your favorite design guides to see how to make your space work for you.

5. Freshen Your Paint

Finally, if you have any spray paint cans lying around, why not use them to freshen up your home’s paint? After time and exposure to air and pollutants, the paint in our home can start to look a bit stale. The color could change, and the walls could appear dirty.

Fixing this is simple. Just apply a fresh coat of paint where needed, and you’ve got yourself a brightened space. This is a great way to use up your spray paint cans!

Make a Change

Are you ready to turn your house into a home? It doesn’t take a massive budget to see a major difference. It all comes down to your inspiration and style. If you’re willing to try these steps above, you’ll have a home you can truly be proud of.

A personalized, well-styled home isn’t about following the ideas you see in high-end design magazines. It’s about knowing what works for you and following your heart. That takes no budget at all to achieve.

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  • Cla77749873 Cla77749873 on Sep 09, 2023

    I loved the post but not sure about using spray paint on my walls.

  • Mary Mary on Oct 20, 2023

    Oh, I can see it now… using up all my spray paint cans…I don’t think I could live with the walls all those colors… patchwork quilt! 😆🤪