How To Make Simple, Inexpensive Home Updates That Make A Big Impact


There are so many simple and inexpensive projects you can do to your home that can make a big impact to any space. I’m sharing some of my favorite recent projects that have really taken our rooms to a new level.


Faux Brick Wall



When we recently updated our home office I really wanted to incorporate a brick feature wall. We were hoping to add an industrial chic vibe to the room. This faux brick panel from The Home Depot was so easy to work with. We first installed it then I added wall joint compound to give that exposed, aged look. You can read more about the process here How To Create A Rustic Faux Brick Wall



Painted Cabinet Finish



To transform these bathroom cabinets to look like wood, I created this finish. I also added feet and cane to give it a more custom look. Then I changed out the hardware. We made several inexpensive changes i this room and it looks completely different and I love the fresh new vibe. You can get all the details here How To Update A Bathroom Vanity On A Budget




Board And Batten Wall Treatment



Hallways get overlooked a lot and they really can be elevated to look amazing with just a few simple touches. Adding wood trim to give a board and batten effect is a great way to get texture and depth to an otherwise boring area. You can also get very creative with wall galleries and think outside the box a little. Here’s a post on several ways to jazz up your hallways How To Update, Upgrade And Decorate A Plain Hallway



We did this update on our upstairs hallway and I love the character it added to the whole area.





In this entryway from our garage we did the same idea to create a mini mudroom. It was great use of space and added so much personality to the garage entry.



Not only did it add a pop of personality to the area but its more functional too.




Power of Paint



Never underestimate the power of paint. When in doubt, that’s the biggest, best way to make big changes for less money. Adding this bead board for texture and covering the floors with this peel and stick vinyl flooring was such a huge change and so simple to do. You can read all about the bathroom updates here How To Update A Bathroom On A Budget






That’s just a few of the ways we’ve made big changes and updates to our home. Remember nothing happens overnight. Be sure to do your research, create a mood board and grab samples and swatches to get a variety of ideas. There are so many simple things you can do to change the look of even the smallest of spaces.


I hope this inspired you and gave you some ideas of things you can do to your own home to update and make it more you. There are no rules when it comes to designing your home except that it should be a look you love. 

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Happy Decorating

July 26, 2022

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