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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Small Space

Make your home look and feel brand new with the help of these easy ideas

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

When it comes to giving your space a new look, you don't need to splurge too much. Minor yet functional upgrades can make a huge difference in your home. Here are a few ideas that you can do to breathe new life into your small space.

Read the original article ("50 Makeovers") in the September 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

Give your front door a new look

Since the main door welcomes friends and guests into the home, you can make it look more inviting. You may use stylish accessories to update the space or you may also consider adding plants and a bench by the door.

Decorate your walls

Hang prints and photos that work well with the theme that you have in mind. For a more personal touch, you may liven up an empty wall by displaying family photos and travel souvenirs. You may work with identical frames or for a quirkier touch, experiment with frames in different sizes.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Rotate your décor

Consider keeping some of your decor pieces so that you have a lot to work with. You may mix and match your accessories every month. Doing this keeps will keep your space looking fresh and new. Plus, it will surprise your guests and start a conversation.

Place an artwork in lieu of a headboard

Spruce up the empty space above your bed by displaying a captivating artwork. You may choose to have a big piece that can cover the width of your bed.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Dress up your sofa

Does your sofa look too plain? Liven it up by adding comfy pillows in different colors or pieces with different patterns. Vibrant hues and unique designs can add color to your space.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

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