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July 4, 2017

5 Interior Design Trends for Homeowners on a Budget


Making your home look incredible doesn’t always mean a big, expensive overhaul. Even on a budget, you can give your home the facelift it needs for a more modern look and a warmer feel.

Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or just want to upgrade its appearance, here are five interior design trends you can use to brighten your home – without spending a lot of money.

Add a Splash of Color

If your living space seems a little dull, adding color around the room can really make a difference. With a small investment in interior paint, you can add a new shade to the living room, dining room or bedrooms. Just keep in mind that you’ll want to pick a color that works with your existing furniture and décor.

Another option for adding color to any room is painting your interior doors with a darker shade. Not only will a new coat of paint brighten up the rest of the room, it will draw attention to similar colors throughout the space, and give the room more character.

Expand the Interior

Making a room appear larger is easier than building an expensive new addition. If one of your rooms is feeling a bit closed-in, you can create the illusion that you’ve added more space by placing a room-sized rug at the center, and then finish off the look by reorganizing your current furniture and décor.

Having trouble finding a rug that’s suitable for your space? Try fastening together a few smaller rugs to make your own room-sized carpet. It’s a trick many interior designers use to add a bit more variety to a room’s flooring, and it can really add to the personality of your home.

Build Upwards

To make your room look even larger, you can add floor-length window treatments that match or highlight your current décor. But instead of hanging them just above the window, place your curtains closer to the ceiling to give an impression of height and fullness to the room.

Another technique you can use to make a room appear larger is by adding a large mirror or a couple of smaller mirrors to continue the design illusion. Even better, simply rearranging your existing pictures, shelves, wall décor and lighting in layers that move upward will expand a room’s look quickly and inexpensively.

Swap Out the Essentials

Your bathroom is one of the most used spaces in the home. But bathroom upgrades can be extremely costly when you consider adding a new tub, sink, tiles and fixtures. Even in a small bathroom, renovations like these can cost upwards of $2,000 if you’re doing it yourself, and more if you hire a contractor.

An easier and less-expensive way to give your bathroom a makeover is by quickly swapping out the bathroom rug, shower curtain, seat cover and other bathroom décor. These items can be picked up at your local department store for under $40, or just a few bucks more if you choose high-quality items.

Improve Curb Appeal

Now that you’ve upgraded your home’s interior, you can take your makeover further by tackling a few simple projects on the outside. Instead of replacing your front door, which is usually quite expensive, add a few coats of paint to give your entryway a touch of modern charm.

While you’re at it, repaint or replace your house numbers, and change out any light fixtures with items you picked up at a flea market, a household salvage warehouse or on sale at the local hardware store. You might even discover a deal on a new or unique mailbox that will give an added boost to your home’s overall look.

Instead of fixing up your home for buyers, save your money and let Buy Every Home make you a cash offer on your home in less than 48 hours. We can usually finish the closing process in one week, with no pre-approval.

Fill out our online assessment now or call (888) 959-3442 to get your home sold quickly.


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