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Easy Ways to Redecorate Your House

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Your home should be your sanctuary, but if your home has felt a little worse for wear lately, it’s time to give your place a makeover. The coronavirus epidemic has meant that Americans across the country are at home much more frequently, so DIY projects can be a larger priority. The best part? You don’t have to empty out your entire bank account in order to redecorate your home. Just keep reading to learn about some easy, cost-efficient ways to spruce up your living space.

Create a recreation room

The pandemic has forced many families to reconsider their entertainment needs. Movie theaters are closed, theme parks are shuttered, and travel is off-limits for many. In lieu of summer vacation, consider creating your own vacation and fun inside your home! Just grab your favorite board games, some classic Bee playing cards, and a movie projector. Nobody will want to leave your house if you create a game room full of entertainment.

Focus on your walls

If you live in a house you own, why not give your bedrooms, living room, bathrooms, and kitchen a fresh coat of paint? There are tons of sites online that will give you a color palette to work with so you can coordinate your décor, paint, and furniture. 

Live in an apartment? Well, changing your walls up is a little harder but it’s not impossible. You can buy removable wallpaper to add style and cheer to a room. You can find a variety of designs on Etsy if you’re looking for a place to start.

Build your own bar cart

Ready for some adult fun? Build a bar cart! Premade bar carts can be incredibly expensive, but you can make an affordable dupe very easily. Check out bar carts at local flea markets or Craigslist for a cheaper alternative.

Once you have your cart, spray paint the entire cart to your aesthetic preference. Then, add in accessories and decorations like glasses, bar tools, and cocktail recipe books. If you really want to impress your friends and family, you can even learn to make a few cocktails. At your next get-together, you can make them a cosmo or martini with both expertise and flair.

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Use lighting to create ambiance

Lighting makes a huge difference in how you perceive your environment. If you use flat, white lighting, for instance, it can make your environment more boring and sterile. Warm up your living spaces with Himalayan salt lamps, candles, and fairy lights. You can also switch up outdated lampshades with new modern versions. Choose a soft white light that can be dimmed to reduce strain on your eyes.

Consider making your own art

If you want to decorate your home but you don’t want to spend a pretty penny on handmade wares, you can try your hand at crafting your own decorations instead. Try acrylic pouring paints for fun canvas painting you can hang in your bedroom or living room. Or try making your own macramé wall hanging for a bohemian vibe. 

Switch out fixtures, knobs, and handles

Sometimes, the devil really is in the details. If you can’t afford to get new cabinets in your kitchen, create a different look by switching out all the cabinet handles or knobs. You can get cool, custom-made resin versions or get a variety of different knobs for a mix-and-match aesthetic. Fixtures are another cheap fix that can make a huge statement. Switch outdated fixtures for rose gold modern replacements or brushed stainless steel. Although these changes might seem small, they make a big splash.

Invest in rugs

Although rugs can be incredibly expensive, you might be surprised by what you can find at thrift stores and Craigslist. If you fall in love with a rug at a store, you can usually wait until a sale to get a deep discount. 

Conclusion: Giving your home a facelift

Although redecorating shows wow with their incredible transformations, you don’t have to spend thousands to get a similar look in your own home. Start with small changes like paint or temporary wallpaper. Then, work your way up to bigger investments like large area rugs. With these tips, you can create your dream home with a few simple changes.

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