Sometimes, it’s just time for a change. Whether you feel like you’ve been staring at the same picture for way too long or you’re tired of the color on your walls, we all know what it’s like to yearn for different scenery. Many ignore this impulse for change because they assume it involves costly purchases or time-consuming home improvement projects. If this accurately describes you, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together this brief guide of 5 cost-effective tips you can use to breathe some new life back into your home décor without breaking the bank.

Tip #1 – Add Elegant Lighting & Ventilation: $110 – $220 

Adding the proper lighting and ventilation to your space can transform your home décor. And before you start complaining that this guide was supposed to be cost-effective, this tip does not require expensive electrical wiring or HVAC changes! Smart ceiling fans range from $106 – $220 and come equipped with innovative LED lighting, powerful DC motors, and elegant designs. With modern ceiling fans, you can alternate light tones between Warm, Neutral, and Cool, dim the lighting from 100% to 1%, control the breeze speed, and reverse the airflow direction to create the perfect ambiance for any occasion.

Tip #2 – Experiment with Modern Photo Frames: $100 – $200

Modern photo frames, also known as digital photo frames, can ensure that your decorative images are constantly being updated and eliminate the need for physical printing. You can easily add photos to an image playlist using your computer or smartphone and the images will automatically appear on the digital frame. Not only is this accessory cost-effective with a price point between $100 and $200, but it will also help you save money on frames and photo printing! Versatile and modern, digital photo frames are the perfect switch-up for people who quickly grow tired of their décor. 

Tip #3 – Include Statement Mirrors: $80 – $100

Who said mirrors are just meant for bathrooms and closets? Statement mirrors are becoming increasingly popular in all areas of the home, especially living rooms and bedrooms. Available in an array of designs and finishes, statement mirrors can add style and the illusion of space to any interior. Statement mirrors range from $80 to $100, making them one of the most affordable ways to refresh your space. Pro tip: match the material and finish of your modern ceiling fan with that of your mirror frame for a seamless and cohesive aesthetic.

Tip #4 – Clean Your Windows: $0 – $10

You’d be surprised how many people overlook this tip and just how much of a difference it can make: clean your windows! Dirty windows can clash with your style to make your home look unkempt and ruinous. Fear not, you don’t have to be a professional or purchase specific equipment to perform basic window cleaning. Experts recommend using your favorite cleaning solution and black-and-white newspaper; spray the solution and wipe in an “S” motion for a streak-free finish. Clean your windows regularly for a fresh appearance that will complement any home décor.

Tip #5 – Add Indoor Plants $5 – $30

The last tip benefits your décor as much as it benefits your health: add indoor plants. Indoor plants are available in a variety of sizes, from a small bookshelf Aloe Vera to a large floor Snake Plant, to perfectly fit any space size and style. Plants with long elegant leaves will go great with modern home décor while smaller, denser, plants will pair perfectly with traditional home décor. Plants are also proven to absorb the harmful carbon dioxide that humans emit and release beneficial oxygen to create a fresh and pure environment. Super affordable and convenient, indoor plants can cost anywhere from $5 to $30 and will elevate any home interior.

So for now, put down your paintbrush and hammer! Before you go painting over walls and breaking down shelves, try the affordable tips mentioned above to refresh your space without committing to structural changes or costly home improvements. No matter your budget or preference, there is always a simple way to add a little extra charm, brightness, and style to your home décor.