DIY on a Dime

Do you ever get the urge to change up the décor around your house and outdoors, but you don’t want to break the bank buying new (and pricey) items? If you want to save money and make the most of your current décor, consider trying some do-it-yourself projects this summer! Below are a few tips and tricks to help brighten up your space.

Vintage frames and books

Buy Second Hand.

After spring cleaning, people start changing out the items in their homes for new ones, which means it’s the perfect time for garage sales! Garage sales are a great way to find unique pieces for your home, on a budget. Nowadays, you don’t even have to put the effort into driving around your neighborhood to find these garage sales. Instead, you can find them on your mobile device with the touch of a button! Apps like Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp feature gently-used items at great prices that can add the perfect touch to your home.

Give older furniture a new look.

You don’t have to get rid of your beloved furniture and décor to give your space a new look. Try repurposing pieces instead! A fresh coat of paint can help give your existing furniture some life, or you can repurpose the piece completely with a new fabric or texture or by giving it a whole new function. You might be surprised by how new and unique that piece of furniture will look with just a simple change!

Wooden tray with candles and vases

Get creative and use regular household items as décor

There’s no need to spend an absurd amount of money on home décor when you can use regular household items that you have lying around to level-up the look and feel of your home. For example, using a mirror as a decorative tray and styling it with mason jars and glass bottles filled with florals (instead of using vases) can look wonderful as a centerpiece on your coffee table.

Repurpose items for storage.

Running out of storage space? While it may be tempting to buy new shelves or storage bins, try to make use of items you already have on hand. If you have wooden crates that aren’t being used, fasten them to a wall and use them as shelves, styling décor in them or on top of them. A wooden ladder can also be used as a shelving unit! Just lean it up against a wall and hang your blankets or plants on it.

Plant inside of planter

Switch out your planters for baskets or colorful vases.

A very simple but effective way to update your space is to change the location of your plants around your house or switch out the planters for vases or woven baskets. Similar to the effect of re-positioning furniture around your home, moving your plants can add a different flare and vibe to your home. Without having to switch out the plants you already have, you can also achieve an alternative feel to your space by trying new planters or vases!

Designing a new look for your home doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming! Our Balanced Home Box is another easy way to add new, on-trend décor to your home every season, and it’s delivered right to your door. These easy DIY tips and tricks can help liven up your home for the summer, while saving you some money. And who knows – DIY projects may even become a hobby that you enjoy doing!

To your Balanced health,

Your friends at The Balanced Company