With the arrival of spring, it seems ingrained in us to refresh our homes as well. From spring cleaning to switching over closets to doing housework, we’re all abuzz with making things new again.
But sometimes we want to pretty-fye our surroundings and have to do it on a budget. So what’s the easiest way to spruce up our coziest of spaces without spending a fortune? Read on!
Frame Maps: Before GPS, we all used maps. When we visit a big city, we often use a subway map. Either way, maps hold special memories for many of us. From where we met our spouse to where we went on family vacations, there’s lots of points we can plot.
Why not cut out a section of several maps and use a colorful tack or other marker to plot your special points? Arrange them in some inexpensive frames and hang them in the kitchen or living room.
Turn Snooze-Worthy Plates into View-Worthy: Clear glass plates can be purchased at the Dollar Store … a little bit of scrapbooking paper and a little bit of Modge Podge and BAM! You’ve got an eclectic and vintage-looking wall display in no time flat. Here’s a super-quick, super easy tutorial to get you started.
Wallpaper Accents: Wallpaper is so 70s, right? Wrong! I’ve seen so many cute wallpapered rooms lately that I can hardly believe it. It’s like it’s making a comeback.
Not ready to go all the way? That’s okay! Start with something small like your light switch plates or the inside of a serving tray that you use in the summer. A small roll of paper, one can of adhesive spray, and you’ve got a whole new look!
photo credit: homemade simple