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Spring is almost here, which means it’s time to store away your cozy throw blankets and clear away the dust bunnies from your home. Now is the perfect time to refresh your space, and these 8 hacks will help you elevate your small space for very little money.
1. Raise the Curtains
NICETOWN Blackout Curtains 2 Panels | Reg. Price: $47.95
Make your ceilings appear higher by moving your curtain rod two to three inches below the ceiling. You will want your curtains to just touch the floor. It is better to purchase curtains that are too long and hem them with iron-on hemming tape.
2. Use Frames with Mats
upsimples 11×14 Picture Frame Set | Sale Price: $24.64 for set of 5 | Reg. Price: $28.99
Whether you are conquering a chic photo wall or adding personal photos around your home, use frames with matting for a more upscale look. Use these frames to hang free printable art too.
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3. Upgrade Your Decorative Pillow Game
Pillowflex Set of 2 Insert Pillows | Reg. Price: $36.56
Love that chopped pillow look when it comes to decorative pillows on your bed or couch? You get that look with a high-quality Euro pillow — ahem, not the free pillows that came with your couch.
4. Get the Look of Designer Pillows for Less
MIULEE Set of 2 Velvet Pillow Covers | Reg. Price: $15.99
Speaking of decorative pillows, skip the pillow aisle at Target in favor of affordable pillow covers that can be swapped out whenever you get the itch to redecorate. We love these velvet pillows for a touch of luxurious comfort.
5. Use Glass Soap Dispensers
JASAI Antique Design Soap Dispenser | Sale Price: $9.99 | Reg. Price: $19.79
Forget having plastic dish soap and hand soap containers lounging on your kitchen and bathroom counters. Instead, use glass soap dispensers to attractively display soap. Now you can buy larger soap refills and save some money and the planet.
6. Use Mirrors Strategically
GRACTO 30” Circle Brush Gold Mirror | Reg. Price: $79.99
You probably know that mirrors can make a room appear larger, but that doesn’t mean you should hang one over your mantle and call it a day. Instead, place a mirror opposite or next to a window to increase the room’s natural light.
7. Use Large Art Pieces as a Focal Point
Abstract Blue Watercolor Canvas | Reg. Price $119.00
When it comes to shopping for artwork, many people will avoid larger pieces of art because of the steep prices. However, finding a large piece for under $120 is a steal and will make your room look more pulled together than several smaller art pieces on the wall.
8. Swap Out-Dated Cabinet Handles
30- Pack of Black Matte Cabinet Pulls | Sale Price: $22.94 after 15% coupon | Reg. Price: $26.99
If the cabinets around your home have older hardware, you can quickly switch out older designs for modern pulls. If your cabinets do not have any hardware, adding stylish pulls and knobs makes a huge difference.
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