I love freshening up my house, there are definitely some small tweaks you can make around the home that make a big difference to how it feels and how comfortable it is. Chances are you don’t want to spend a lot of money, but are craving a little bit more of an updated look in your home. The truth is you can make a few simple, inexpensive, changes and dramatically transform how your home seems. This is a great option if you’re putting your house on the market or just looking to make it suit your current life stage a little more. Here are some inexpensive ways to make your home more modern:

1. Paint the Walls
I think painting the walls – whether the entire house, or just one room, is a great way to dramatically change how a home feels. Many homes still have wallpaper which are often just a stamp for how old the homes really are. Striping the wall paper and replacing it with a modern paint colour is a great way to revamp your home without spending a fortune. If you’re not confident in painting yourself, why not look up some tutorials on Youtube? Otherwise if you want professional results the best bet will be to use a handyman service in order to find a professional who can paint your home for a great price.

2. Get Some Feature Cushions
I love cushions! The big trend right now is floor cushions, which are oversized cushions, often with more durable fabric, that you can use to sit on the floor inside or outside your home. This is an inexpensive way to transform a space and create more seating areas. You can get prints that can add colour and character to a room.

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3. Consider New Pieces of Art
Art is a very personal item and a great way to add a little more colour to your home. Nowadays it’s easy to buy art online, whether you’re interested in getting a print or something a little more traditional. You can even try moving the existing art you have in your home around to change the dynamic and give your home a cheap face lift.

4. Buy Some New Furniture
At some point it’s worthwhile investing in some new furniture. Personally I find that the sofa is one of the most important pieces in the home so I always love a large sofa with enough space for friends and family to pile together. You can even consider buying a lightly used sofa online in order to cut costs. Other pieces of furniture that can dramatically change a home include a new dining table and special lighting, such as lamps.

Updating your home doesn’t have to be expensive, with a few of these frugal tips you can modernise your home without breaking your budget.