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10 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring {on a Budget}

10 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring {on a Budget}

While it’s always so fun to do the big projects, like remodel or get nice new furniture for your home, truly loving your home for the long haul is mostly about enjoying the little things that are free or budget friendly! This is the kind of stuff I do around my own home more than anything else to keep myself inspired and content right where I am.

Here are 10 easy and affordable ways to refresh your home for spring!

1) Bring a burst of spring to the entry.

Check out these ideas to add a little something new.

2) Decorate your mantel.

Use what you have! Say goodbye to winter and then gather up a stack of pretty books from around the house in colors you like, display a favorite spring-inspired collection, put a bouquet in a vase or frame a favorite family photo. Check out this post for inspiration.

3) Get into a springy mood and rearrange some shelves.

Sometimes simply moving things around a bit will get you inspired! Try a new arrangement on shelves or console tables. Here are some kitchen shelf ideas!

4) Set a pretty table.

You know, that table covered in clutter doesn’t inspire you, right? Clear off the table, wipe it down and make it pretty with simple spring table settings!

5) Shop at a flea market.

Go on a treasure hunt for an affordable second hand find. Bring it home, mix things up, rearrange, try things in a new place. Here is one of my favorite flea market finds!

6) Plant a 5 minute garden.

Working with plants is so therapeutic! Succulents and small plants make gardening easy, check out these five minute projects.

7) Line the inside of a door or a wall with inspiring art or postcards.

Do you have a dream vacation or a fond memory of one? Print out art and postcards to inspire you. Or maybe paper a wall with maps of your favorite places!

8) Freshen up the bedroom.

Add a new pattern or color to liven up your bedroom, here are some ideas.

9) Spray paint something.

Look around your garage or closets and find a fun accessory that just needs a little love. Candlesticks, small statues, even small toy animals! Spray paint them white, or gold! Here’s one of my little spray painted guys!

10) Clean out a drawer and make it pretty inside.

Because why be sad when you open a drawer? That’s a question I like to ask myself. :) If your drawers are sad, here’s how to make them happier.

What could you do to bring a little spring into your home this week?

Home Gratitude

Home Gratitude

“There’s nothing particularly wrong with daydreaming now and then about home improvement or a better house, but I’ve learned that what comes next can either help or hinder me.

When I’m tempted to peer over a picket fence to see if the grass is indeed greener on the other side, I know it’s time to turn around right then and there and change my perspective. The home I have is enough.”

Today I’m excited to be sharing an article I wrote on the Proverbs 31 site! You can read my full article here. We are also giving away TEN COPIES of Love the Home You Have, so be sure to leave a comment on Proverbs 31 to enter!


*The top photo is a preview of my new book Love the Home You Have! Find more information here.