9 Simple Ways to Brighten Your Home without Wasting Money

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As millennials and Gen Z are already homebodies, the concept of “No Place Like Home” has become increasingly popular since the pandemic. Everyone wants a cosy space with an interior tailored to their taste.

However, it does not mean that one has to spend thousands of pounds buying new furniture, decor pieces, or artwork to brighten up their home. 

You can be creative with what you already have. The right changes, a few new purchases, and a fresh style sense can transform your home completely. And you won’t spend or waste any money.

In this guide, let’s look at some tricks to help renovate your home – without compromising the finances. 

Rearrange Your Furniture

One of the budget-friendly ways to spruce up your home is to reorganise the furniture. You won’t believe how much impact a small change can have on your home’s overall look and feel. 

Try moving a coffee table or a lamp. Change the position of wall hangings, artwork, or indoor plants. Reposition your recliner near a window to get the best light for reading.

A simple rearrangement of what you already have can give your space a whole new vibe. 

Declutter The Clutter

A lived-in home is very prone to clutter. For example, take a quick scan around your living room. Do you notice items that, if removed, would make the room feel more spacious and fresh? 

Identify the excess pieces and remove or donate them to proper areas. If there are items that hold sentimental value, look for creative ways to preserve their memories. Or, perhaps, you can relocate them to another area of the house

You may have to constantly declutter the place to maintain cleanliness. However, it is one of the ideal ways to freshen up a home without spending a penny. 

Use Canvas Prints

Canvas prints can brighten up any room in your home. They offer durability, cost-effectiveness, and a variety of sizes, making them your ideal choice. 

Most people mount their family photos on canvases. Others choose landscapes, landmarks, scenic views, etc. You can also use small canvases with quotes for a motivational touch. 

Canvas prints can be styled in a variety of ways as well. For example, you can add a canvas print at the end of a long hallway to give it a focal point. Or get an oversized print and put it on the ground against a wall. You can also mix up sizes to bring more vibrancy to your home. 

Add Lighting 

When you have good lighting in your house, the interior instantly looks better. 

Along with contemporary lighting sources, integrate natural light around the house. Avoid blocking the windows. Instead, let sunlight enter your home. 

Upgrade any outdated fixtures. Modern pendants and ceiling lights are good alternatives these days. You can use floor and table lamps. Arrange them to light up key areas. Small lights around frames also complement their appearance.

Swap Your Cushions

Although sofa cushions or throw pillows are a small part of interior designing, it does elevate the mood of your room. 

Toss out the old pillows that are not in contrast with the bedsheets or sofa covers. Use vibrant, brightly colored cushion covers to liven up neutral or grey-coloured sofa sets.

You can also mix and match prints and colours. Just play with it until you find the perfect combination.

Lift it With a New Rug

Rugs add an extra flair to the room’s interior without much effort. They define, anchor, and add warmth to the room’s overall tone. 

Besides being cost-effective, rugs come in many different designs and colors. Depending on your living space’s colour scheme and aesthetic, you can choose a hand-woven hard rug, gold, soft shag, striped, or braided rug.

Get a Stylish Stair Runner

Stairs are most likely the first thing guests notice when they enter your home

However, most people overlook stairs when they revamp their homes. A splash of colour on the stairs can be a great way to enhance the space. 

Use striped or vibrant coloured runners to make a bold statement. You can also go the traditional way with a neutral weave, a Persian design, or a thick pale pile.

Redo Your Statement Wall

Statement walls are a great way to inject life into your living space.

To create an accent wall, simply paint it a darker color so that your furniture pieces will stand.

If you’re concerned about making the wrong decision, many beautiful wallpaper options are available that are inexpensive and removable. You can also use a collection of family pictures or artwork to create a statement wall.

Add Indoor Plants

Homes would not be complete without a hint of green. It is also a great way to purify the air in your home. Plus, spending time in the presence of plants can help reduce stress.

For empty corners where no furniture fits, green plants are great fillers. Or match the pots with your interior design for a harmonious look. 

Small plants on shelves are a good idea for people who live in small apartments. They also add an element of freshness to your bedroom’s interior. Try placing a tiny plant on your nightstand or hanging one in your bedroom corner.

You can also place plants around the entrance of your house to make it look more lively and inviting.


As you can see, you only need a touch of creativity to revamp your home without spending too much money. 

Making the most of existing items, choosing the right colours, and decluttering are the best budget-friendly tricks. Follow our tips to save time and budget while redoing your home decor.

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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