4 Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Home for Summer

If you’ve been feeling stuck lately, seasonal transitions are a great time to make a change. With summer finally here, it’s time to shake off the cobwebs of the colder weather and make a fresh start! One of the easiest ways to do this is to change things up in your home. Sprucing up your space is fun and you’ll feel great when you’re done. A few small projects will leave you feeling more confident and comfortable as you head into the second half of the year. Here are our suggestions for little changes that can make a big difference in your home.

Get Creative With Your Wall Space

For those new to their space, it can sometimes be intimidating to begin to decorate the walls. There’s so much surface area there to play with. What style are you going for? What colors do you want to add to a room? It seems like a lot of questions to answer, but in reality, any choice you make will give your home a more interesting and refreshed look. Fill a wall with local art for a boho vibe or give a room a more personal touch with a canvas collage of pictures of your loved ones. Walls are quite literally a blank space to fill with things that you like, so don’t be afraid to get creative and have some fun.

Turn Your Home Into a Lush Oasis

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During the pandemic, many of our friends went a little plant crazy, and for good reason. If you’re not already a plant parent, now is the time to get into it. Plants and flowers are an amazing way to invigorate your home decor, because they add a vibrant pop of color to almost any room. Plus, they can be incredibly budget-friendly, with the exception of some larger or rare breeds.

Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry! Every plant owner was new at one point, and you’ll get better with time. We recommend starting with plants that are relatively easy to care for, such as pothos or jade plants. Both of these options are beautiful but also resilient, meaning that you can make a few mistakes without harming the plant too much. Soon you’ll be the friend buying a new plant every week!

Change The Color And Your Mood

Anytime you need a quick refresh in a room, it’s easy to give it an updated feel with a new coat of paint. However, if you really want to make your space feel new, it might be time to take a step outside your comfort zone. Picking a bold or fun color for the inside of your home can totally change the tone or mood of your space. Bright and happy colors can energize you, while warmer colors might make things feel cozier, depending on the room. For those who are more afraid of commitment, start with just an accent wall. This can allow you to add personality to the room without having to stress about changing every square inch of the space.

Add A Fun Backsplash To The Kitchen

Speaking of color, if the room you’re hoping to refresh is the kitchen, an exciting new backsplash is definitely the way to go. A backsplash is a design in a kitchen, typically made of tiles or stone, which accents one small area of the space. Many companies sell ready-made designs that you can install yourself, but if you’re ready to get your hands dirty, you can also create one yourself using reclaimed tiles or new materials. The best part? A well-done design in the kitchen can make it more attractive to potential buyers, adding value to your home in the long run!

After over a year of being in our homes constantly, it makes sense that we would feel a little stuck and need a change. Hopefully these project ideas will help you shake it up for the summer in your home and your life!

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.