9 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Space for Under $25

By Brittany Loeffler on July 11, 2020

After living in your apartment for a while, you’re going to want to refresh your space. You’ll grow bored with the decor that you have and might be inclined to redecorate an entire room with money you don’t really have to spend right now. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars to make your space feel more decorative or homey, you can do little projects for under $25!

With some creativity and a passion for DIY projects, you can refresh your space on a budget in just one weekend.

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Swap Your Handles

Give your dresser and desk a well-deserved upgrade by replacing the drawer handles. You can find new and funky handles at thrift stores, craft stores, flea markets, and even your local home improvement store. Feel free to get a little creative and even mix and match handles to give your furniture a more vintage or bohemian look.

Macrame Wall Hanging

If you and your roommate are looking for a relaxing activity to do together while also working to refresh your space, make yourself a macrame wall hanging. Macrame is an art piece made up of different knots to make a large and intricate design. All you need is some macrame rope in the color of your choice, a wooden rod, and a YouTube tutorial of the design you wish to make. Spend a Friday night in with your roomie and make your own home decor!

Add Coat Hooks with a Shelf

When you first walk through your apartment door, do you have a set of coat hooks or a place to put your keys? If you don’t, are you sick of people hanging their coats on the back of the kitchen chairs or throwing them on the couch? Probably! A quick and inexpensive way to refresh your space is to put up some coat hooks with a shelf. You can decorate it with paint or however you want to make it match the rest of your decor. Add some trinkets, plants, or pictures on the shelf to make it even more personal.

Organize Living Areas with Baskets

Having a messy roommate can really irk some people. Offer them some help by buying large baskets to store blankets, pillows, or whatever else may be lying around the common areas. Head over to a craft store like Michael’s or to TJ Maxx to find decorative baskets and bins. Our favorites are designed canvas and wicker. Not only will this help keep your space clean, but it’ll add some more decor.

Store Your Spices

Make your kitchen look like it came right off of Pinterest by storing your spices in identical containers. You can use little mason jars, funky shaped glass jars, or whatever else you may find in your local craft store. This will help organize your spices and give them a uniform look. Use chalkboard paint to create a label on the side of the jars where you can write the name of the spice.

Decorate Outlet Covers

It’s the minor details that can really refresh your space. Replace your boring white outlet covers with decorative ones that you find in the store. Or you can put your DIY skills to the test and paint the outlet covers however you want!

Adopt a Plant

A little greenery never hurt anyone. If you feel like your space is missing something, then try adding a houseplant to it. There are many to choose from depending on your space and how much time you’re willing to commit to taking care of it.

Rearrange Your Furniture

If you’re really working on a budget to refresh your space, you can do this one for free. Simply rearrange the furniture that you have to create a whole new feel and look to your space. Remove some furniture and replace it with furniture from another room. Try out different things until you find a setup that you really like.

Add Floating Shelves

When you feel like your knickknacks and trinkets are cluttering your surface space, you may want to consider adding some floating shelves to your space. This will help add decoration to your room while clearing up the surface space you already have. Arrange them in unique orders and get creative with what you put on them.

Refresh Your Space for Less

These simple tips can help you refresh your space for almost no money at all! With a little bit of time, creativity, and determination, you can transform your apartment to look like it came right out of a catalog. There’s also no better feeling than making something yourself and showing it off in your apartment. Spend a weekend and try all of these things to make your space feel refreshed and brand new.

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