April is tax month, which means you’ll receive a tax refund. Yes, it’s a small amount and bills still pile on the table, but this is an opportunity to give your home a small facelift and wow guests without a complete home makeover. Give your home a spring update with these five changes for a new look:
Open floor spaces beckon for a little decoration. Although floor rugs can easily become costly, Target provides affordable options in many different designs. This tapestry rug works well in front of the door as a welcome mat or a place where guests can put their shoes as they enter into the house.
Sometimes, an old couch needs a little life. However, a new couch isn’t necessary––pillows provide the perfect solution and detract from the couch’s wear and tear. Plus, they provide a colorful accent that can brighten the living room on those dark and rainy spring days. Simple pillows, such as the Sonoma Goods For Life Indoor/Outdoor throw pillow from Kohls, come in various colors and designs, so there’s something for everyone.
Why settle for plain white dishes when color can add extra pizazz at dinner time? On that note, color can stimulate appetite and help that broccoli appeal more to the picky eaters of the family. Stay in season with spring colors––including bright red, yellow, blues and jade green. Save some extra cash and take advantage of coupon deals at the checkout.
What do you do when your daughter decides she wants to make her entire room Frozen-themed? That becomes expensive very quickly, but there’s a simple and affordable solution––themed bedspread. This way, she enjoys seeing Elsa and Anna without a complete room makeover. Bed, Bath and Beyond offers several inexpensive choices from kids’ favorite movies. Shop online or in-store.
Bible verse stickers provide a little pop on a blank wall and they help the kids memorize verses as they walk by them each day. Some even contain spring-themed embellishments, such as flowers and butterflies. Choose from many long or short Old and New Testament Scriptures. In addition, they’re easy to apply and take off, so they won’t ruin wall paint if you rent a house. More inspirational wall art available from RUBY’S Reading Corner.
As you can see, home decorating doesn’t have to become a daunting task––it just takes a little thinking outside the box and some small changes for a new look. Shop around at department or thrift stores and take the family along so everyone can pitch in.
Jehn Kubiak is a Biola University journalism graduate and current pastoral care and counseling major at the Talbot School of Theology. She is a San Diego native who enjoys distance swimming, coffee, dogs, and painting. She loves researching and writing about people, sports, activities, and more.