Refreshing your space in time for holiday guests does not have to be a big expense. Sometimes a simple hack can make an old piece of furniture relevant or an inexpensive purchase look rich. Today I’ve gathered a few affordable DIY updates to help inspire you to get a room you love no matter your budget.
Paint your Furniture
Inexpensive Lighting Updates
Affordable Hardware Swap
When I first updated my kitchen, I chose the IKEA Vinna Handle for my cabinet hardware. These pulls are very affordable and look beautiful for the price. Changing out the small details in a space, like your hardware, makes a huge impact.
Upholster your old Coffee Table
For twenty-five dollars of raw canvas, Orlando Soria of Hommemaker transformed an old scratched up coffee table into a sleek upolstered ottoman. Styled with vases and trays, his new coffee table is a fresh focal point of the room.
Style with Plants
Plants and fresh greenery bring new life and vibrancy to a room. I like planting mine in a sculptural pot that adds interest to the space. I have used these fun modern planters from West Elm but found a great DIY alternative from Sarah Sherman Samuel.
These DIY copper plant stands are both functional and beautiful. They are a fun quick way to bring new design to an old space.
December is an expensive month, but even on a limited budget your home can be ready for your guests with these few affordable DIY updates. I hope this inspires you to take on a makeover of your own. Good luck! If you missed my other Guest Prep ideas, you can catch up on preparing your guest bedroom, living space, dining room, and front entry. Happy Monday!