The shift of seasons is a time to start anew. It’s a time to refresh and get ready for the rest of the summer. But with more hours to enjoy the warmer weather, it’s easy to grow bored with the same surroundings, both inside and outside a home. While home renovations can be pricey, there are ways to spruce up a home without breaking the bank.


Get Organized

The best way to breathe new life into a home by getting organized. Clutter seems to happen overnight, so take a weekend to declutter each room. But don’t settle for clear plastic bins that lack personality. Look for inexpensive wicker baskets and colorful totes to hold belongings.


Fresh Coat of Paint

Another affordable way to refresh the inside is with a coat of paint. Instead of sticking with traditional white, opt for pale yellows, cream, and maybe even a pop of color. If painting a bold color seems too dramatic of a change, incorporate color throw pillows for a burst of color.


Add Some Greenery

Nothing says fresh like green plants inside a home. In fact, adding green plants makes the indoor air cleaner. Head to the neighborhood nursery and look for plants that require minimal upkeep. Keep in mind that most green plants and herbs need natural light, so be sure to choose the appropriate space.


Swap Out The Handles

If buying new furniture is out of the question, swap out hardware for a refreshed, more refined look. There are tons of options that can make gently used furniture look brand new.


Head Outside

The exterior is just as important as the interior of a home. Step outside and look to see what could benefit from a little tender, loving care. Add flowering planters on the front porch and paint or the front door a bright color. On the deck or patio, look for inexpensive ways to brighten the area with outdoor lighting and decorative outdoor pillows.


With warm weather and social distancing measures relaxing, there’s never been a better time spruce things up.