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8 Ways to Affordably Spruce Up Your Space in 2021

by Monika Bürger
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Chances are that being stuck inside this winter (or year) has caused you to look around and notice that your space could use a little refresh. Whether your home feels outdated or just a little bare, updating can feel like quite the undertaking—but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve found easy, quick, and affordable ways to revamp your space on any budget.

8 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Space

Love Your Walls

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to update your space is through artwork. Put up some well-placed floating shelves to hold trinkets and picture frames, create a gallery wall or choose a statement piece of art, like this colorful duo from Minted.

Minted offers a huge variety of curated art, freshly sourced from independent artists around the world—plus, a new 2021 collection of limited-edition art pairs and sets. Choose your preference of framing and mounting options, and if you’re in need of an extra set of eyes, you can even text a photo of your space to get free art recommendations and advice from a Minted stylist.

Replace Old Hardware

A contemporary kitchen renovation remodeling featuring a center island, hardwood floor and quartz counter.

Who knew that a new faucet, cabinet hardware, or door handles could refresh your space so easily? The possibilities are endless with just a few small, inexpensive updates—especially in rooms like the kitchen and bathroom. Choose from modern, vintage, or classic looks in finishes like ceramic or different metals like matte, chrome, or brass.

Add a Pop of Color

Renovation during quarantine – DIY at home, family painting walls in living room and changing the interior

A simple can of paint can dramatically change the overall feel of a room. Add a bold pop of color for a fresh look, even if it’s just on one wall. If you’re not sure where to start, home improvement stores like Lowe’s can help you find inspiration and explore color trends, even letting you upload a photo of the room you’re painting to find the perfect look.

Accessorize, Smartly

Sure, less is often more when it comes to home decor, but that doesn’t mean your space has to be boring. Accent your home with a few well-chosen statement accessories, like a sculptural vase (this pleated porcelain vase and ombre pitchers are particular favorites), printed table cloth or bedspread, or floor mirror. They’ll draw the eye and add an interesting element to any room.

Grow Some Greenery

Not only do houseplants help clean the air in your home but they also do wonders for decorating your indoor living space. From tall palms and fig trees to smaller jade and aloe vera plants, adding some fresh flair is a sure bet when it comes to refreshing your space. Plus, even if your space has minimal light or you haven’t had much luck with keeping your greenery alive.

Invest in a New Rug

Adding a new rug can really tie a room together, just take it from John Goodman in The Big Lebowski. Area rugs—like this vintage-style Turkish rug—can help ground your couch and other furniture, and define the feel and look of a room. Test out colors and patterns that work in your space, and don’t be afraid to go bold!

Swap in Some New Throw Pillows

Is your living room feeling a little lackluster? Throw pillows have the power to change all, and they can easily be swapped out depending on the season or your mood. Try some vibrant hues or patterns, like this citrine plaid pillow, and watch your space transform.

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