Springtime has always been a time of cleaning up whatever is already in your home to make it more presentable. Instead of just cleaning up this spring, wouldn’t it be more fantastic if you can redesign and upscale your home’s design?

In truth, you don’t have to spend much to upscale your home and decorate it your way. All you need is to get your imagination up and running. Figure out the best way to create visual layers for more eye-catching décor. Are you ready to upscale your home without breaking the bank?

1. Use a New Color Palette to Transform Your Home

Upscale your bedroom with a bright green color
Upscale your bedroom by using a fresh color palette that combines neutrals with a bright hue.

Colors have an effect on people. Use this knowledge to your advantage by using various shades to create visual layers. Find printed fabrics and create a pattern-on-pattern theme. Create a dramatic flair with hues and play with dark colors on a light-colored background. Channel your creativity to keep your home from looking like a big, flat monochromatic surface. Use the color wheel as your point of reference. To learn more, check out this post on using a color wheel as a decorating guide.

2. Add a Personal Touch with DIY Details

Throw pillows embroidered with the word home
There’s no need to buy a new set of pillow covers. Get crafty with embroidery and trim.

Upscaling isn’t limited to upsizing items. One of the most important things to consider is how to work out the little details. Add some embroidery or a nice trim on your throw pillows, change old knobs and switches, or scout for accessories in shops. While it sounds a bit ironic, making sure that the minor details blend perfectly well with the overall design is a major part of upscaling.

You don’t even have to spend much because many thrift stores carry awesome items that may possibly be perfect for your home at very cheap prices. Here’s why shopping at thrift stores is a good idea:

  1. Discover amazing vintage finds at for cheap.
  2. You’re doing Mama Nature a favor by decorating with preloved items.
  3. It’s an opportunity to get creative. Refurbish or upcycle your thrift store finds.

3. Upcyle and Refurbish Old Furniture

upscale your furniture with varnish
There’s a lot that a fresh coat of varnish can accomplish.

Upscaling doesn’t necessarily mean buying new furniture. One way to achieve an upscaled look is to refurbish old furniture according to your new decorating vision. Your old desk or bedside table can be repainted to give visual layers to your rooms. It doesn’t have to be a complete change. One way is to varnish old furniture to give it a glorious shine, making it look new. Give your preloved items a makeover instead of throwing them out.

Upscale your home using your creativity and available resources instead of maxing out your credit card. It gives you more freedom to showcase your personal style. If you have more ideas on how to upscale your home, share it with other readers by leaving a comment below.

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