Inexpensive Home Upgrades With A Major Impact

Sometimes you just need a refresh. When home feels boring, stale, or you are no longer inspired by its furnishings, it can affect your mood and creativity. But it doesn’t take a full reno or pricey piece to change the feel of a particular room, or the entire house. We are sharing easy ways to update your home with inexpensive home upgrades that will have a major impact. With a simple trip to Home Depot or click of the mouse, you can be well on your way to decor that feels fresh and inspires you to live well.

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Do your cabinets feel plain or the hardware outdated? Swap it for gold pulls or maybe iron for a modern look that instantly gives your kitchen that brand new feel.


Big or small, low maintenance or not, plants are our, dare we say, favorite way to breath life into our homes. They help add height, color, and style—and not just boho style. You don’t have to have air plants and palm fronds, but can opt for sophisticated styles like Ficus and Fig trees if that’s more your vibe.

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Want to totally change the vibe of whatever room you’re working with? A mural or wallpaper like this bold choice from August Abode makes a big statement. The difference will capture everyone’s attention when they walk into the room, even if that’s the only thing you do.


Mirrors not only add visual appeal, but also make a room feel larger. If you’ve been struggling to fill a space on a large wall or in an entryway, go with a mirror! Gold or silver, round or antique, whichever you choose, bigger is better in our opinion.

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Light Fixtures

This basket light ties together the whole space! And your light fixtures can do the same. A statement chandelier, pair of sconces, or floor lamp can make all the difference and bring home whatever style you are trying to exude. You can even take an actual basket and weave a cord through it for a DIY option.

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No one notices when they’re great, but drapes can be a total eyesore when they aren’t. If your living or bedroom feels dark or dingy, take a look at your window treatments and update. Make sure the length isn’t too short or too long and that the curtain rod blends with the rest of your style and watch your space go from drab to fab instantly.


Once again, sometimes you don’t have artwork or furniture to fill the wall space, but stylish shelves can work wonders. You can stack them to create a pseudo bookcase, or use them to prop up your gallery wall. Bonus: they’re a great place to store your books, travel momentos, and knick knacks, too.

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via @livingspaces

Dining Chairs

When your dining room feels outdated, there’s no need to invest in a brand new expensive set. Instead swap out the chairs with something that feels more in line with your current style. Yes, you can mix & match, especially with timeless yet innovative styles the likes of these from the Living Spaces x Nate & Jeremiah collection!

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Lightweight Outdoor Furniture

‘Tis the season to sit outside and bask in the sunshine with a burger. But that’s a whole lot more comfortable when you have some patio furniture. Refresh your backyard with a cute set like this one to make this space where you want to spend all your time.

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Art Prints

Art or even framed personal photos can make all the difference in a space, and can also have the most impact on our mood. When we see a photo or piece of artwork we love, our mood instantly shifts. If your sick of seeing the same photos or the same artwork, swap ’em out!

Have you tried any of these inexpensive home upgrades? What is your favorite way to refresh a room?

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