Giving Your Interior a Facelift While on a Budget

When the cold wintry day’s change to warm and sunny days, we tend to want to make some changes within the home as well. Don’t let the recent economy stop you from giving your interior a much-needed facelift. There are many ways you can improve and brighten up your home while not going over your budget. You’ll have a lot of fun doing this in cost-efficient green ways

Painting & Wall coverings

Few people realize how much a coat of paint can spruce up a room. A dark room can be suddenly brightened with some of the new colors that are now available. Since so many traditional paints are loaded with harmful chemicals and toxic compounds, you’ll want to look for paints that are natural and nontoxic. AFM Safe coat paint is an excellent choice to use in any room.

Painting the walls different colors or allowing your child to paint designs on the walls will add a lot of variety to the room. You can also find some borders for the middle or top of the room. Whether it’s Wal-Mart, Kmart or your building supply store, you’ll find these are a very inexpensive way to spice up a room.

If you sew, your possibility for window treatments is endless. Fabric is still very inexpensive and curtains or valances are simple to make, even for the inexperienced seamstress. Old sheets that are no longer being used will give you all the material you need while allowing you to reuse what you already have.


Renovating or redoing your floors doesn’t have to be a big expense. If you’ve had carpeting in your rooms for years, you may want to rip it out. It’s probably filled with dust and pollutants that you just can’t vacuum out anymore. If you can afford it, consider replacing your carpeting with cork, renewable bamboo, or a sustainable hard floor.

Many of these are very affordable and they’ll last for many years. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how affordable they can be when you install them yourself with the included instructions. By adding a few throw or area rugs, you’ll be giving your room a total facelift.

Extra Accessories

There are so many little extras you can add to your home to make it attractive, green and not break the bank. Potted plants add a lot to your room as do pictures on your wall. If you take a lot of pictures, put some of these on display on your walls. A quick trip to the second-hand store will find many Knick knacks to make your rooms more interesting.

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