After the year we all had in 2020, many people are hoping for a fresh start in 2021, and that often includes sprucing up your home. After all, it’s hard to feel like you’re getting a fresh start in the same old space. But not everyone can afford a total home makeover, and you may not have the time for a substantial DIY project either. So, here are a few ideas you can try to freshen up your space that is both fast and affordable.
Replace Wall Plates
Have you ever paid attention to how many switch plates and outlet covers there are in your home? Odds are, it numbers in the dozens. While they may seem like a tiny detail, those wall plates can make a significant impact—especially when you replace them with something other than the traditional white plastic. Trading out your switch plates for something in a different color or material (or even one with a fun pattern) will instantly make a difference in any room. And because these plates only cost a few bucks apiece and only take a minute to swap out, you can upgrade your entire home in a single afternoon on a tiny budget.
Deep Clean Your Home
No, chores aren’t fun. But few things feel as nice as a sparkling clean, thoroughly organized home. For the most part, deep cleaning your house will cost you absolutely nothing; if you’re decluttering while you’re at it, you might even make some money by selling off your old stuff. It might take some time, but most people can do a pretty thorough job in a single weekend.
Suppose you’re looking to up your organizational game, set aside some money to purchase tools and accessories that will help you to stay organized, such as plastic totes, baskets, closet organizers, pantry shelves, and more. A few of these simple tools will help you make all of your storage spaces more organized—and, more importantly, help you keep them that way.
Add Indoor Plants
Bringing plants into your home can brighten up an area and add some life (quite literally) to your home. If you don’t have a green thumb, even adding fake plants to a room can freshen it up. This is a simple way to add a pop of color to your home and mix up the décor slightly. So put a few succulents on your dining table. Stick a potted ficus plant in the corner of your living room. Bring a little life back into your home, and you’ll be amazed at how fresh it feels.
Change Out Your Hardware
Like changing your switch plates, swapping out the hardware on your cabinets and drawers can transform your kitchen. Choosing drawer pulls and cabinet knobs or handles in a different finish or style can be a fast and affordable way to give yourself a kitchen makeover without all that frustrating demolition.
Updating your home for the New Year doesn’t have to be an expensive or lengthy process. Try some of the options above for a quick and affordable refresh. And if you need a light switch wall plate that matches your style, check out our online store to find a vast variety of materials, colors, and finishes.