Just because your budget is feeling the pinch with rising food and energy
costs doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. Ditch the big investment
purchase ideas and try some simple updates that will change the look and
feel of any room quickly and for a lot less than a new couch.

Five Affordable Updates to do this Weekend

1. DIY Pastel Art – Freshen up your room with pastels without the big
investment. Take a simple canvas from the craft store, prime it with white
paint and add color. Simple and sleek.

2. Industrial Retro Lighting – New light fixtures are a simple way to
update a room. A local big box retailer will offer cost-effective versions of
the latest trends.

3. White Sofa – No need to buy a new sofa when a fresh slipcover will
do; bright, clean, and easy to change when the cooler months come.

4. Boho Accents – Mix up your style with some boho accents, such as
a Turkish rug runner or kilim pillow.

5. Add Metallic Elements – Bold accents, such as a brass side table or
shiny silver vase, can perk up a room and modernize your look. Watch for
unusual shapes as well to add visual interest.

Soaring inflation has put many home improvement plans on hold but your
style doesn’t need to stagnate. A few simple changes will give your spirits
and your home a nice lift.