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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Space Without Spending

You can still improve the look of your home or room minus buying new pieces and burning a hole in your pocket

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Without a doubt, budget is the number one consideration each time we plan to update the look of our home. Creating a stylish and organized home doesn't mean spending much and splurging on furniture and accessories!

By simply working with what you have, you can update your space into the dream haven that you've always wanted. Here are five easy ways to give your home a fresh look without spending much. 

Main photo from entrancemakleri.se.

Rearrange your furniture

Does your sala and bedroom feature the same layout for almost five years now? Mix things up a bit by rearranging your pieces. Consider a new layout and play around with the location of your pieces to improve air circulation in your room while making it look new and fresh.

RL Tip: Put your largest piece against your longest wallleaving the rest of your room clear for traffic.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Remove one piece

If you live in a small space, removing a single piece of furniture can make a tiny room look more spacious. If you have a bulky couch that takes too much space in your sala, why not try placing it in your lanai? Don’t be afraid to mix and match things around your home!

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Maximize storage

To avoid a cluttered house, always think of how you can create storage in every room. Reorganize your space by displaying your favorite things on your bookshelves or by adding storage boxes under your coffee table.

Photo from domainehome.com.

Clear out the coffee table

The coffee table is an anchor piece in your living room. Removing unused things on the table such as paper bills or other trinkets can help create a functional space. Spruce it up by adding coffee table books that guests can read during get-togethers or succulents to lighten up the mood in your home. Click here for more styling tips.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Work with what you have

Clutter can build up in your home if you keep buying items that you don’t really need. Instead of hoarding stuff, why not try to work with what you already have? Have old sofas reupholstered and breathe new life into old trays by simply adding washi tape! There are so many things that you can do with your stuff—be more resourceful and try recycling. Click here for more decluttering tips

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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