Wednesday, July 8, 2015

3 Simple and Cheap Ways Moms Can Makeover Their Home

As a mom, you have your hands full. You are keeping your kids safe and healthy, caring for your home, and trying to plan your next family vacation, as well as all of your other daily responsibilities. Because of your busy schedule, chances are you don’t have much time to spend worrying about making over your home. Well, now you do.

Years ago, changing the look and style of your home took a lot of time and very big budget, both of which some moms simply don’t have. However, today, things have changed, and giving your home a new look is not only something you can easily do, but also it’s something you can do without spending a ton of money or wasting weeks to accomplish. Check out some of the three simple and cheap ways moms can makeover your homes.

1. Paint
A new coat of paint can do wonders for a room. By simply changing the color, you can give a room a whole new look and feel. Paint is one of the cheapest ways to give your home a makeover, and there’s no rule that says you have to do all of your home in one sitting. Instead, you can tackle new paint jobs by room when you have the time. Plus, depending on the size, you can easily get an entire room painted in one day, which will still allow you to spend quality time with the family and tend to your other responsibilities without falling behind.

If you want to step it up a notch, you can also peruse new wallpaper designs and try that instead of paint. Wallpaper is also cheap, and it’s also much easier to apply than wallpaper from many years ago. Because of this, you can wallpaper a room (or just an accent wall) without breaking the bank or wasting too much time.

2. Accent Furniture
Replacing all of your furniture can be an expensive and daunting task. Instead of trying to tackle this large project, you can give your home a makeover by looking to replace only some accent pieces. For example, getting a new coffee table and end tables can make a drastic difference in your living room, even if you keep your old couches. Adding a pop of color with some accent pillows can enhance your bedroom. Buying some nice wall d├ęcor can also add some depth to your bathroom. By simplifying focusing on the accent pieces, you can make a difference.

The best thing about accent pieces is that they’re cheap. Online retailers sell accent pieces for less money than you would likely pay in a traditional furniture store. You can also go to garage sales or check out websites like Craiglist to help you buy some used products for much cheaper. You’ll be surprised at how little you can spend to give your home a new look.

3. Declutter and Rearrange
When it comes to giving your home a makeover, sometimes you don’t have to spend any money. One way to help give your home a new look is to declutter. For example, if your dining room table is an area where mail, backpacks, homework, and other items pile up, it can make your home feel dirty and dated. If you clean this area and designate a certain space for backpacks, mail, etc., you can make your home look much better.

Aside from cleaning, rearranging furniture can also transform your home—and you don’t have to spend any money to do so. For example, move furniture in your living room around to give it a new look. Or, you can swap out your living room furniture with that other couch in your basement to give the room a completely new look and feel. Don’t be afraid to try something new and different, as you never know what you may find.


Amber Ludwig said...

Totally doing #3 since we live in an apartment and don't have much funds at the moment!! I feel so refreshed after a fresh reorganizing and decluttering!! And I can benefit others by bringing my crap to goodwill!! Win WIn!!

Melissa said...

Decluttering is always a constant struggle for me personally, but once it's done the space just feels I love it.

Julie Wood said...

I decluttered and rearranged the Living Room and shampooed the carpet and now my living room looks so much better! I do not like a lot of clutter, and my living room feels opened up now!

D Johnson said...

Great tips! I plan to updated my house with new paint this summer.

Natalie B. said...

There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten everything up. I'm decorating my apartment now and cannot wait to paint it too. Good idea with the organize and declutter. Doing that always makes things look and feel better. It's also such a time saver. Thanks!

MamaStace said...

I think painting can make the biggest effect on the appearance of a room, or even a house altogether! I get so stressed picking paint colors for that reason! Thanks for the ideas, I need to do something different around my house!