Tired of how your space looks? You don’t need a big budget to update a room. Even simple tweaks can make a noticeable difference. You just have to get a little creative with it! Try these out before you start making drastic changes.

1. Change the Soft Furnishing

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Before you look into replacing your furniture, consider changing your soft furnishing first. It’s definitely an easier and cheaper option. Soft furnishing will include your throw pillow covers, bed sheets, and curtains. In the kitchen and bathroom, it will be your bath and dish towels, tablecloths and runners, and shower curtains.

Things get worn out over time too. If this is the case, your soft furnishing may not only be making your home look outdated but also unkempt. Do a little shopping and see what catches your eye.

2. Look at Your Décor Items

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Look at what’s displayed around your home. You can replace these as well if you like. But, more often than not, we display things that we have a fondness for or hold sentimental value which makes them difficult to let go.

For this, interior designer Shaolin Low shares some advice with Homes & Gardens. “Instead of getting rid of decor items consider rotating them seasonally. This way, you can appreciate your belongings in a new light without overcrowding the space with too many items at once.”

3. Rearrange the Furniture

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Is there another way your furniture can be laid out? Maybe your bed would be better suited near the window. Maybe changing the orientation of your work desk will help you focus better. Imagine the possibilities! You don’t need to spend on anything and your room will feel brand new. You may need a loved one or friend to help you move things around though.

4. Get a Rug

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Rugs are a little like magic. The right one can do a lot for a room. A bold color or pattern can draw attention and become the focal point. Choosing a trendy design will help you achieve your goal of updating your space as well. Aside from visual impact, a soft rug can also make a room feel cozier and more inviting especially if it’s placed in the living room or bedroom.

5. Paint Something

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You don’t have to go all out yet and paint all the walls in a room. You can paint just one and create an accent wall. Still too large? A wall arch is also something you can do if you want to highlight a certain feature or décor. And there’s also the option of painting a fun pattern or design. Find inspo for this on the Let It B YouTube channel.

If painting walls is too much work, you can also paint small furniture pieces that you already own. Boysen has paints you can use on wood or metal (click the hyperlinks for quick painting tutorials). For product recommendations, the Boysen App can help.

Painting may be a task but it can also be a stress-relieving weekend project. It also challenges your creativity and updates not just your home but your skill set too. What do you think, are you ready for a level up?

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Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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