To improve your home, you might tackle an entire kitchen renovation or a full bathroom remodel. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune or temporarily live in a construction zone to update your home. Here are a few simple things you can do to give your living spaces a boost.

Paint an Accent Wall to Update Your Home

An accent wall adds bold color to a room without overwhelming an area. It’s a quick and easy project and will create a dramatic difference in a room. It’s best to choose a wall that does not have windows or doors to create a focal point. In a long, narrow room, paint an accent wall at the end of the space. If you paint the longer wall, it will accentuate the length of the room.

Rent a Pressure-Washer

If you don’t own a pressure washer, rent one for a weekend. Use the machine to wash the siding of your home and freshen the color while removing dirt and debris. While you have access to the pressure washer, use it to clean your driveway, walkways, and patio, and to remove mold and mildew from the backyard deck.

Change the Throw Pillows

If you haven’t updated your accent pillows in awhile, purchase new ones to update your home. Use throw pillows to add a splash of color to your home. If you love teal, but don’t want to paint an entire room, pillows will add a splash of color without overwhelming the space. Because they are inexpensive, you can change your pillows with the seasons or as your decor changes.

Update Your Home by Rearranging the Furniture

When you start to feel bored with your interior living spaces, rearrange. If it’s possible, move the furniture out before you get started. An empty room is a blank canvas and can help you think beyond the current furniture placement. Determine the intended use of the room and add furniture in a way that supports that purpose.

Add a New Rug

Rugs are used to soften our surroundings. They add warmth and insulation to a room. Rugs also provide color and style to our homes. Use rugs to define an area or to tie a space together. Add a rug to your front porch or patio to create a welcoming, comfortable outdoor space.

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