Freshen Up for Less Than $50

Freshen Up for Less Than $50 - Leviton Blog

As the weather improves rapidly, my thoughts are turning to ways to freshen up my decor for the spring and summer months. But with the end of the school year upon us and summer expenses beginning to mount, budgetary constraints can loom large. Time to get creative and find ways freshen up that won't break the bank! 

Change out your throw pillows

One of the simplest ways to change the look of a room for under $50 is to swap out your throw pillows. For spring I go light and bright! Budget friendly pillows are easy to find at discount decor retailers, but consider reusing your pillow inserts and simply changing the cover out for even less.

Bright Pillow

This pink damask pillow cover was purchased from, an online flash sale site, for $12. Explore Etsy shops as well for inexpensive and unusual pillow covers that will fit your budget.

Refresh your front door

It's your guests' first impression but is often forgotten when it comes to home decor. Change the color with simple quart of paint or consider adding house numbers.

 Front Door

Door buckets are a fun way to liven up your front door on a budget. Fill them with clippings from your yard for extra savings or pull together some interesting faux blooms that will last throughout the season. If wreaths are more your style consider an easy DIY like my Jute and Clay pot wreath!

Jute Clay Pot Wreath cover

Add a fresh rug to the scene

While large area rugs are expensive to replace, smaller ones are easy to find for under $50. Shop your discount decor stores or overstock sites for a new laundry room or kitchen rug.

Kitchen Rug

I picked up this green and white chevron rug for under $20 at my favorite discount store. Look for colors or patterns that will freshen up your space. Consider an outdoor rug for your deck or patio or something bright for your powder room. With our houseful of teens, I choose small rugs that are easily washed or spot cleaned to get more bang for my buck.

Always add something fresh

Even if you don't have a green thumb and a garden full of flowers, a simple grocery store bouquet for under $10 will make your home look ready for spring!

  Twig Vase Mason Jars

Our grocery store usually has three bouquets for $12, which makes it really simple to compile one large flower arrangement or brighten up three different rooms. Try one on your kitchen table, one on your mantel, and one on your desk.

tulips in silver pitcher

While simple glass vases are always pretty, I like to experiment with different containers -- mason jars, pitchers, even a watering can. Anything watertight will work. Redecorating for spring is easily accomplished on a budget and is a great way to shake off the winter blues. You'll see your home in a whole new light!

Find more home decor DIY and inspiration on my blog, Decor & More. Happy decorating!