We’ve put together a guide on how to change the feel of a room without buying anything new—although we should note that not all of our tips will necessarily be free.
However, they won’t hurt your wallet too badly, and these purchases won’t significantly add to the amount of stuff you currently have around the house.
Build Some Unique Pieces of Furniture
It’s amazing how creative some people can get with old items that typically get thrown in the trash. We can’t tell you how many bed frames we’ve seen made out of metal pipes or salvaged pieces of wood.
The usage of old crates and cinder blocks as tables is also quite astounding.
Obviously, we can’t go through all the examples we’ve seen, but as long as you have some unused objects lying around the house and a little bit of imagination, you’ll be amazed at the creations you can come up with.
Update Your Old Furniture
If you already have a bunch of furniture pieces and you don’t want to replace them with brand-new ones or ones you’ve made, you can always update them. This is especially necessary if your furniture is getting old and ragged.
The best way to fix this is to reupholster them. A lot goes into upholstering, but having the ability to change the material of your couch or chair can make the whole process worthwhile in the end.
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If you want a cheaper and easier option, look into getting some slipcovers. Sure, your aging couch is still underneath, but at least it seems more updated on the outside. The main downside—other than not actually fixing the problem—is that you’ll have fewer fabric options than you would with reupholstery.
Rearrange the Room
If you’re looking for something a little simpler, you can move some chairs and tables around, and your room will feel like an entirely new space. Instead of having everything huddled around the TV, try opening up your space a bit to encourage more communication and less focus on whatever is playing in the background.
Put Up Some Wall Art
Not all of our tips on how to change the feel of a room without buying anything new have to do with furniture. Sometimes the best way to change how a room looks is to add some wall art. If you have the talent, paint a mural that means something to you and that accents the room.
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If you don’t have that kind of raw talent, you can use other crafting supplies, such as colored tape, to put some interesting designs on your wall. If you want your space to have a personal touch, you can print out some family photos and hang them up in a distinctive pattern or collage.
The choices available to you are endless.
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