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6 Simple Ideas to Give Your Home an Affordable Makeover

Updated: Sep 6, 2022

Working from home has become a way of life for most of us and spending more time there means that we all want to tailor our home interiors to our taste.

A makeover does not necessarily mean spending thousands of pounds on new furniture or expensive designer pieces. Unleash your creative side with tips from a seasoned home staging and interior design professional in Dorset and Hampshire, StyledSpaces, to make a few changes, some additions, and a fresh style to spruce up your home without wasting any money.

Let’s take a quick look at some easy tips on how to update your home – without spending a fortune.


One of the most affordable ways to transform your home is to rearrange the furniture in a room. This simple idea can make a big impact on your home’s overall look and feel.

See if you can reconfigure the seating in your living room for example. This can create a sense of extra space and a feeling of having a “new room”. Move the wall art and indoor plants around and see what feels good. Try moving an armchair closer to the window to get the best light. Rearrange the bookshelf and add an ornament on a shelf, perhaps a vase with flowers on another and voila! A simple rearrangement can make your spaces look more alive.


Scan your home, one room at the time. Are there things that may have gotten added over time but have lost their meaning or relevance now? Would removing them or moving them elsewhere make the room look and feel more spacious?

Relocate, remove or donate what you don’t want. Declutter your spaces at least once every year to freshen up your home without spending anything.


A work of art can brighten up any space. All art is not expensive. You can buy cost-effective prints that come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your taste. You could have your family photos mounted on a canvas or mount in a collage.

Wall art made of for example wood, feathers or metal can make a focal point in a room while mixed up sizes in a collage can be tastefully arranged to make up a statement wall.


Great lighting is a must for great interiors. Use natural light as much as you can and make sure the windows are clear to let in as much light as possible. Add mood lighting such as table and floor lamps to create a cosy atmosphere and light up key areas in the living room and lounge. If you have a home office, make sure the desk is placed either close to a window or has correct desk lighting not to tire your eyes.

Add dimmers in living and dining areas to create mood lighting.

Cushions, throws & rugs

Experts at interiors designing companies say that vibrant, patterned and colour coordinated cushions and throws can elevate the mood of your room. Play with prints, colours and textures to find what you love.

Rugs can act as an anchor and add warmth to the space. In addition to being cost-effective, rugs come in a variety of designs, textures and colours. You can easily choose one, depending on your room’s decor and aesthetic.

Indoor plants

A hint of green is a fail-safe way to refresh your home. Plants act as great fillers for empty corners without cluttering the space. They purify the air in the house as well as reduce stress.

If you have small apartment, get small planters for side tables or bookshelves to add instant freshness to your interiors. Try placing plants by the entrance of your house or hang some in your balcony.

We’d love to know if you have some ideas to renovate your home. StyledSpaces’ founder Linda Doubleday helps you create truly distinctive and unique beautiful spaces that are inspiring, serene and intensely personal. Her style is eclectic and she loves to combine pieces from different cultures and periods. If you are looking for an interior design company in Dorset or Hampshire, call StyledSpaces at +44 (0)7802 541116 or write to

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