Some Inexpensive and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

We all go through those times when we envy some of the homes we see in magazines or
on television and look at our own homes and sigh. Well, you don’t need to buy a new
home or even make major overhauls to your current one. What you may only really need
to do is to spruce up the one you’re in. And you don’t even have to spend a lot of money,
either. You just need some time, a little elbow grease, and ideas.

Get Rid of Clutter
Clutter can make any space feel small and cramped. The first step to clearing out your
home of clutter is donating items you no longer need, recycling or throwing away items
that are broken, and organizing the rest in a way that makes sense for you.

Digitizing paperwork can go a long way toward reducing the amount of clutter in your
home. It also saves you time and lowers stress by allowing you to easily access
everything online instead of rooting through piles of file folders and notebooks. There are
many online PDF combiner tools on the market that will help you keep everything in one
place, reorder files as needed, and easily find whatever you need in a moment. And,
you’ll be saving trees, too!

Nothing says fresh and new like a new coat of paint, and an important part of that is
having just the right color. First, start with the basics. Choose paint colors from the same
palette as your flooring and window treatments. This will create a cohesive look
throughout your home. Some of the most popular color trends in interior design today
include earth tones, like beige or light browns; blues and greens; and warm neutrals, like
cream, ivory, or tan. These colors can help make a room feel cozy and inviting on chilly
days. Paint colors affect your mood, so if you want to create an energetic vibe in your
living room, opt for bright shades like yellow, or for a calming mood, go for paler shades
of blue.

Clear the Air
Sometimes your environment feels stale because it is. Call a professional HVAC service
technician to identify any red flags that may be keeping the system from filtering the air
effectively. Use a rag or vacuum to remove any buildup of dust and dirt in your return air
vents and change the filters. Clean your windows and screens and remove any dead
plants or debris from outside the window that can be sending allergens inside.
Plants are great at filtering the room air naturally. Peace lilies, spider plants, and English
Ivy are all great at cleaning the air and look good doing it.

Some New Landscaping
The outside of your home can become as humdrum as the inside if you don’t change it up
now and again. Landscaping is the first thing people see when they come to visit, and it’s
also what you see every day as you leave and come home. Use color schemes in the right
way – don’t be afraid of color. And add texture by using plants like succulents or cacti.
You can add height by adding a tree or other tall plant in the back. Consider using
greenery for privacy instead of a fence. Browse some local nurseries like Frisella Nursery
in St. Louis, which offers landscape services as well as a garden center. Frisella even has a podcast, All Around the Yard, that you can listen to in order to get ideas and tips from the pros.

Refreshing your home can be a lot of fun and a chance to get creative. And it may just
take a few easy steps like a fresh coat of paint, cleaner air, reducing clutter and
paperwork, and adding new flowers, shrubs, and trees to the outside. In the end, when
you see the results of all your hard work, you’ll be anxious to show off your like-new
home to everyone.

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