25 Budget-Friendly Mini Makeovers
These simple changes make a big impact in your home without breaking the bank.
Need a quick bedroom update? Upholstering a headboard is a trendy way to go. Try unexpected patterns or textures, such as this soft blue zebra stripe. Adding embellished pillows is the perfect extra touch.
Give your home’s exterior a serious facelift by painting your front door a cheery shade. A striking entry makes a lasting impression on your guests before they even step through the door.
Replacing drawer pulls with something beachy, like these turquoise handles, can go a long way in a mostly white bath.
Organize your favorite photos, works of art, and other mementos into a gallery wall. It’s a cost-effective way to add drama to a room, and it also lends a personal touch to your space.
Dress up an ordinary cabinet by adding printed wallpaper to the interior walls and doors for an unexpected, cheery pop of color. Bonus points if you turn it into a bar!
Don’t discount floors as a place to make a playful statement. Graphic rugs are a foolproof way to make an area feel warmer and more welcoming. The perfect rug can also tie together the room’s other decorative elements to make the space look especially polished.
Give any space an instant refresh with the addition of bold window treatments. Be sure to choose colors and patterns that accentuate the existing views, rather than distract from them.
To make a room feel taller, hang curtains above the windows. The nautical white-and-navy striped curtains in this living room also draw the eye toward the beautiful beach view beyond.
A freestanding bookshelf is a great way to clean up clutter and stay organized. Bookshelves are, of course, versatile and practical, but they’re also stylish. Pile them high with blankets and towels in a bath, or show off your favorite coastal finds in the living room. Try adding woven baskets and decorative coral for a seaside look.
- Check out more tips on How-To Beautify Your Bookcase.
In small cottage kitchens, space for displaying pretty tableware can be limited. Install open shelving along narrower, unused walls to create more storage and visual appeal.
Throw pillows are a cozy way to introduce color and pattern to a room without making a serious commitment. A neutral sofa provides the perfect foundation for statement-making pillows, which can be swapped out depending on the season and your mood.
Turn a side entry into a hard-working mudroom by adding shelving and storage bins. This space was made extra cozy with a bench that includes even more spots to stash flip flops, beach towels, and more.
Head to your local flea markets and antique shops for cheap vintage finds. Retro pictures, lamps, and furniture bring character to a room without drastically changing it. It's sure to be a converstation starter as well!
- See more of our favorite Vintage Style.
Is your entryway looking a bit drab? A Dutch door is a great choice for an instant charming update. You'll still have privacy, but you’ll also able to let in abundant sunshine and coastal breezes.
- See more Easy Ways to Update Your Entry.
To bring your room ahead of its time, add contemporary flair. Modern chairs and an industrial chandelier can create a futuristic feel that today's generation will love.
- See more of our Favorite Modern Interiors.