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How often do you find yourself in any given room of your house, thinking of all of the small changes and updates you’d love to do to make it perfect? Unfortunately, that’s not always in the budget. Sure, you’d love to gut your entire bathroom and have it remade with gorgeous tiling, a waterfall shower, and a stunning vanity, but that may not be possible without saving a little bit. If it’s really important to you, you absolutely should take the time to save up and make the big updates that you really want. But while you’re waiting, what can you do to fix up your space right now?

A coat of paint does wonders


We often underestimate the importance of a good coat of paint. Paint really isn’t very expensive, and in most cases, you can completely paint(complete with multiple coats) in one afternoon/evening. If you hate the color of your walls, then why not invest in painting them one afternoon? Nothing is holding you back, and even if that’s the only thing you do to change a room, it’s guaranteed to make a big difference in not only how the room looks, but how you feel when in that room.


Bring in new textiles and plants


Sometimes less is more, but sometimes more is more. Maybe swap out the throw pillows on your couch, bring in a new throw blanket. Go to your local nursery and pick up a few new plants. These little changes can do a lot more for a room you’re bored with than you’d think.


Rearrange furniture, if possible


Maybe it’s not what it’s in the room that is causing unease, but it’s the placement of things. If your room is big enough to move furniture around, consider moving things around. Place your couch against a different wall, maybe bring in furniture from another room. Don’t be afraid to change things up. The worst that can happen is that you move it back to the way it used to be. Look at pinterest for inspiration for decor and furniture placement.


Replace one thing, rather than everything at once


Okay, so you’ve come to the conclusion that you really want to redo the room. But you don’t have to do all of it at once. Maybe pick one thing to get rid of and replace, and then budget for the next. Whether that’s your tv console, coffee table, or couch. Check for deals, and don’t forget to look at your local thrift stores and consignment shops for discounted furniture you can reuse or upcycle.