6 Ways You Can Affordably Give Your Home a Makeover This Summer

Posted May 23, 2024 by in Home

Summer is almost here, and it’s always nice to give the home a small makeover when the seasons change and shift. This makeover could be as simple as rearranging your living room or your bedroom furniture, or it could be as fancy as repainting or re-doing the flooring. If you want to to make some changes to your home this season, but you’re on a budget, keep reading…

Here are six different ways you can affordably give your home a makeover this summer:

Make Your Walls More Interesting

If you have plain white walls and you’re allowed to paint, consider giving a room in your home a statement wall. This could be with either paint or wallpaper. A bright pink, a soft peach, or a bold turquoise would all add a pop of color to your home that would radiate positivity. 

If you’re not allowed to paint, you can still make your walls more visually appealing with photos and art prints. Consider creating a Photowall behind your sofa, above your fireplace, or in your bedroom. 

Yellow statement wall.

Add Plants

Plants add positive energy to your space and being around greenery has been clinically proven to enhance your mental and emotional health. And after a long winter, I think we could all benefit from mood boosters. 

After purchasing your plants, you’re most likely going to have to re-plant it into another planter since they usually come in unattractive plastic pots. To really let your personality shine through, consider buying basic terracotta pots as well as some acrylic paints. That way you can decorate your own planter. Once it’s dry, re-pot your plant. When you throw that party, you’re sure to get a lot of compliments. 

A large quantity of plants in a large loft bedroom.

Give Your Kitchen a Makeover

Okay, this one seems like a lot of work, but a kitchen makeover may be more affordable than you think. Sure, replacing all of your cabinetry and appliances would be extremely expensive, but paint can work wonders. If you have wooden cabinets, you can sand them down and prime them. After the primer has dried, you can paint them any color you like. White would really open up your kitchen, but colorful cabinets have been trending lately. Why not a periwinkle blue or an orange? After you paint your cabinets, change the hardware and boom…new kitchen! 

Modern farmhouse kitchen decor.

Declutter

If you skipped spring cleaning last year and this year, then you likely need a summer cleaning instead. Consider going the Marie Kondo route. If it doesn’t spark joy—get rid of it. When it comes to decluttering, it’s usually the easiest to start with your clothes. Make four piles: Donate, Sell, Throw Away, and Keep. After you have sorted everything, bring your donate pile to your local thrift store and go to your local Buy/Sell/Trade store to try and make some money from your sell pile—we recommend Plato’s Closet, Buffalo Exchange, and Crossroads Trading Co. 

Neatly put your keep pile away and then toss the last pile in the trash bin.  You may even need to purchase some more furniture to increase your storage options for the things you don’t want to get rid of. To keep it cost effective, be sure to shop at cheap furniture stores or thrift stores.

Change Your Bathroom Accessories

To start anew this summer, consider changing your bathroom accessories to give the space a different vibe. Changing your shower curtain, bath mat, and towels could make the space brighter and more inviting. Plus, after years of being washed, towels become faded and rough. Treat yourself! 

Change Your Decorative Pillows

Pillows may seem small and insignificant, but they can really add a lot of style to your space. Decorative pillows look great on sofas and beds and you can change out the design often if you buy pillow covers instead of decorative pillows already fluffed. IKEA is a great place to go for both pillow inserts and pillow covers. If you change your mind often, you can change them up every month!

While you’re at it, you may want to splurge on some nice sheets, too. 

We really hope these tips inspired you to revamp your space to ring in Summer 2024! How do you affordably decorate your home? Let us know in the comments below!