6 Easy Decor Upgrades That Won’t Break the Bank
A little goes a long way
Spring is here, which means all you want to do is go home, pour yourself a glass of rosé and overhaul your entire space. But decor upgrades that are actually stylish don’t always come cheap. Here, six super-easy ideas that will save you major cash.
FAKE A BEAUTIFUL HEADBOARD
If you don’t feel like splurging on the real deal, all you need is a dowel and a pretty throw to create a gorgeous backdrop for your bed. Just follow these easy steps: Drill two screws into the wall at each end where the dowel would hang. (Aim to leave about an inch of each screw exposed.) Then, wrap twine around the ends of the dowel, leaving enough slack to loop it around the screws in the wall. Drape your throw and you’re done!
SHOP FOR VINTAGE PIECES ONLINE
Everything But the House makes it a breeze to sift though stylish (and one-of-a-kind) items curated from estate sales around the country. The best part? Bidding starts at just $1 for every item--whether you’re in the market for new lamps…or a couch.
REFRESH YOUR GALLERY WALL
Whether your frames contain family photos or original artwork, keep your space feeling fresh by rotating the items you choose to hang. Stick with two or three different frame colors, so no matter what artwork you display, you’re always left with a cohesive final result.
SWAP IN CAFÉ CURTAINS
'Tis the season for letting the natural light in. Update the drapes in your kitchen with nothing more than a tension rod, curtain clips and a light and airy piece of fabric. (There’s even a sneaky way to fake the hem.)
DISPLAY YOUR DISHES
Open shelving is more than just a space-saver. It’s also an easy way to turn your pots and pans into decor. Plus, you’re way more likely to remember to bust out the good stuff (like that copper serving tray) if it’s right in front of you on display.
REPLACE YOUR PILLOW COVERS
A couple of quirky (and colorful) throw pillows are a cheap and effective way to breathe new life into a room. But instead of buying the whole pillow--cushion and all--every time, cut the cost in half by just updating the cover. (Sites like Etsy sell inexpensive options in every size.)