Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Liven Up Your Home for Spring

When the weather turns warm and the local nurseries are filled with gorgeous, vibrant textures and colors, you feel inspired to refresh your home. Large remodeling projects can be expensive, but there are plenty of budget-friendly jobs that will make a difference. With a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can transform your space without spending a fortune.

Whether you’re looking to revamp your living room, bedroom, or kitchen, there are plenty of budget-friendly ideas out there. We’ve gathered a few tips that will get you started on reviving your home for the upcoming season.

Renew Your Home for the Upcoming Season

Tip 1: Declutter

Decluttering and organizing can be overwhelming, but starting small will keep you focused. Start by tackling one room or area at a time. As a convenient solution for the overflow, don’t forget to rent a self storage unit. The friendly, professional staff at any Universal Storage Group location can guide you to the perfect storage solution.

For the items you’re keeping, invest in baskets, bins, and shelving to keep spaces tidy and clutter-free. If you have items that you no longer need or use, consider donating or selling them. Don’t forget to contact family and friends. Your discards might be their treasures.

Tip 2: DIY Home Decor Ideas

If you enjoy being creative and have crafting skills, DIY is a fun and affordable way to refresh your space.

A gallery wall is a great way to add personality and style to any room. Gather a collection of your favorite photos, prints, or artwork and display them in a cohesive manner on a wall. You’ll find plenty of examples on interior design websites.

Adding color is another option and one of the easiest ways to add interest to a boring space. Choose a bold color or pattern and paint one wall to create a focal point.

Another simple update that will add both color and texture to your room is unique throw pillows. You can purchase covers for your existing pillows or make your own by sewing or using fabric glue.

Updating your furniture doesn’t have to break the bank. You can give old furniture a new look or a pop of color by painting or staining it. Slipcovers can also give your space a completely different vibe.

Tip 3: Affordable Furniture Updates

If your budget is tight, simply rearranging your furniture is a great way to perk up your space for free. Experiment with different layouts to create a new look and feel.

Tip 4: Add Greenery

Hanging plants from the ceiling adds a natural element to your room. If you have limited floor space, create a vertical garden using a pallet or by hanging planters on a wall.

Fresh flowers are always a favorite, but they can be expensive. If you enjoy gardening and have the space, you can plant a cutting garden. If not, check out Balsam Hill’s article, How to Decorate with Real and Artificial Flowers. It’s a great resource for learning to mix real and artificial blooms to be more cost-effective.

Tip 5: Update Bedding and Linens

To create visual appeal and an inviting space add a throw blanket to your bed or chair and update pillows and shams. If you want to give the entire room a new look, try a new duvet cover. It will provide a huge change at a much lower cost than a new comforter.

New towels and throw rugs are another budget-friendly update that will give your bathrooms a new look.

Tip 6: Incorporate Natural Materials

If you want to add warmth and texture to your decor, natural materials are perfect. Woven baskets of different sizes and textures are good for storage and create visual interest.
Wooden accents like picture frames and shelves add warmth. Using rugs and curtains made with jute, sisal, or bamboo will add texture and a natural feel.


Refreshing your home for spring doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. With a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can transform your space into a bright and inviting oasis. Use these ideas as inspiration, and have fun creating a space that reflects your style and personality. Happy decorating!