10 Easy and Affordable Ways to Spruce up Your Spaces!

No. 1 Add Character

10 easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

One of my favorite ways to add some character to a dull space is to add texture. Texture on the walls can be simple, easy, and inexpensive!  

10 easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

No. 2 Paint Matters

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10 easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

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10 easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

Paint is my favorite way to spruce up a room. Is it feeling dark? Paint it a light color. Too cold? Put some dark paint on the wall! The best part? If you don’t love it, you can always repaint it. 

No. 3 Channel Your Inner Joanna Gaines

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10 easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog
10 easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

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Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

Joanna is a genius and has so many great ideas. Like this open pipe shelving. This project took just a few hours of planning and executing and made a HUGE difference in the space. 

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

No. 4 Splurge on Lighting

Most people forget that lighting can make all the difference in a room. It’s like adding a statement piece of jewelry to your space and it is often the first thing people see in your home. There are SO many great light fixtures out there that can make so why not splurge a little and add some eye candy?!  

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

No. 5 Add a Focal Wall

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10 easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

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Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

No. 6  Don’t Skip the Window Treatments

The most asked question I get from clients is if window treatments make a difference. Yes, yes they do. They can add texture, pattern, warmth, and interest to a space. If you are worried about blocking a view, hang your window treatments higher than the trim, and to the exterior of the window frame so they frame your view rather than block it. 

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

No. 7 Add an Unexpected Pattern

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

Patterns can add interest and playfulness to your space. Stencil a pattern on the ceiling, add decals to your walls, or paint stripes on a accent wall and have fun with your rooms! 

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog
Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog
Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

No. 8 Don’t Be Afraid of Going Dark

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

Dark walls = Cozy Spaces. One tip for making even small rooms work with dark paint colors is to make sure there is plenty of overhead light or some natural light in the space.  If you are afraid of using it on an entire room, why not try one wall? 

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog
Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

No. 9 Don’t Forget to Accessorize

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Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

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Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

This room went from dark and blah to retreat like by adding some simple updates: Lighter paint, new window treatments, bedding, pillows, and a bench at the end of the bed. 

No. 10 Add Greenery

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog

Quite literally, the easiest and most economical way (besides paint) to soften up a look to a room is by adding touches of greenery.  Succulents are the hardest plants to kill, and thankfully faux plants have come a long way! 

Ten easy and affordable ways to spruce up your spaces! | Duluth Moms Blog
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