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15 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for Under $50

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January 20, 2017 · 3.7k Views

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Sprucing up your home doesn’t have to be expensive. You can literally transform your home in a significant way without spending a lot of money and give it a look and feel that is stylish and updated. With as little as $50 or less, you can turn your home from drab to fabulous by concentrating on a few key areas that will really make an impact.

Knowing where you can save and still get results when overhauling your home, can help you achieve an effect that makes a real change in your home’s décor. Keep these under $50 tips in mind when sprucing up your home and you will see a world of difference in your home’s appearance.

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A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to a home by adding some color and brightening up drab walls. You can get a gallon of paint for under $50, allowing you to change up the look of a room in your home for very little cost. Choose a paint color that enhances what you already have going on in the room or adds an accent color that brings everything together.



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Curtains are the finishing touch to a room that can really add to the space. New curtains can change your overall feel in your home and dress your windows from top to bottom. A new pattern or style of curtains can drastically add to the space and give you that bit of drama you are looking for. For a more delicate touch, go with sheers that will give you a whimsical feel.



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Clean carpets are a real enhancement to any space. They make your room look like new again and for under $50, you can get yours cleaned too. Your home will be refreshed and not only will it look great but it will smell great too. This is a wise investment for any home looking to spruce up its appearance.



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Rugs work well to compliment furniture and bring a sitting area together. They can hide stains on carpets that can’t be removed or cover up worn carpet. Area rugs are offered at many retailers for under $50 and can be all you need to add a new style to your home.



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Flowers spruce up everything. Go with some vibrant in-season flowers to make your home shine. They can add a punch of color to a table or a fireplace and really give your home that finishing touch you are looking for. With fresh cut flowers, easily being under $50, you can afford to do this often to maintain this vibrant touch in your home.



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Candles can set the mood of any room. If you are looking for an easy impact, add candles around your home in an artful way. They smell great and can create light in areas where it is needed. The flicker of a candle will draw the eye to a focal point and can be all you need to transform your home into a cozy place to relax.



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Art can create a new focal point for a space. You can find art at many retailers for under $50 and even a small piece will give guests a new place to rest their eyes in your home. Hanging a new piece of art will liven up a dull space and create color on dull walls that were previously bare. Choose something you love and you will have a piece that you enjoy looking at every day.


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Pillows are a great way to bring in color to a room. You can add splashes of color that tie your furniture together and creates some impact that brightens the space up. Pillows are an inexpensive way to add pops of color to your home without breaking the bank. You can mix and match patterns and sizes to create an interesting combination of design in your home.


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If the front of your home needs some curb appeal, try painting your front door a new color. This will significantly improve the look of your home and can take a boring door to a new level. Go with a dramatic red for maximum impact or stick with white to maintain the integrity of the home. Whatever color you choose, you will be sure to have a fresh new face to your home.



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By scattering picture frames around you home, you can create some interest and conversation pieces for your guests. You will love seeing the photos you have taken and displaying them can bring back good memories and make your home more inviting. You can have your photos printed cheaply and can find an array of frames that are under $50 for your use.



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Mirrors can make a room look bigger than it actually is. This optical illusion can dress up a space and give it that never-ending depth you are looking for. This works well in a small room to maximize space or choose something more ornate for a front entry.


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If your furniture has seen better days, try refinishing it yourself. All the supplies you will need to undertake the project are under $50 and you will have a piece of wood furniture that you have breathed new life into. Even a new coat of paint can freshen up a piece of furniture and create a new look for your home.


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Who doesn’t love visiting thrift stores? You never know what you will find. Anything that you can find for under $50 can make a new statement in your home. It may be a small trinket to a large piece of art that can transform your home with a new style. Be sure you love what you find so it adds value to your home and is something that you will enjoy seeing every day. Place it in a special spot and think of all the money you saved getting it at a thrift store.


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Curb appeal can also be added to the front of your home with some freshly planted flowers. Flowers add a bit of color to your yard and make your home more welcoming to guests. You can get a tray of flowers for under $50 that will allow you to dress up your yard. Plant around trees or in flower beds and be sure to consider color when picking out the ones that are right for your home. You want to compliment your yard and enhance its appearance with some color.



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This one is easy to do. Your home may be suffering from over-cluttering that a good declutter will improve drastically. Go through everything in a room and decide what you really need to keep. Find a good spot to store items you don’t need on a daily basis. Making sure your home is neat and tidy will allow you to see every room in a whole new light and will help achieve a new appearance for your home.


There are several ways that you can spruce up your home while keeping your budget to $50 or less. Even a small change can make a big difference in the look of your home and make you feel like you are living in a whole new space. There is no reason to delay when it comes to making changes to your home’s appearance. Start sprucing yours up today!

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Dawn is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer that is a self-confessed shopaholic - always on the lookout for a great deal. She loves food, travel and binging on Netflix. She has a background in marketing and worked as editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine. Currently, she focuses her time on crafting copy that her followers love to read.