9+ Easy Home Upgrades That Will Keep Our Bank Accounts Intact

Everyone loves to upgrade their home from time to time. Your taste can change over time, or maybe you have fallen in love with a current trend.

That's all good and well, but none of us want to spend a ton on upgrading our houses. Are you with me on this? So I've listed some easy and affordable options for you below. You're welcome!

1. Create An Accent Wall

One super-easy way to change up the decor in your home is by creating an accent wall. It's an affordable way to do so because all you're getting is some peel-and-stick wallpaper. How cute does this look?

2. Make A Gallery Wall

Who here is a fan of picture gallery walls? I think they look so amazing. Not only can you display your favorite pictures, but you're also creating a stunning visual display. I absolutely love this idea.

3. Upgrade Your Light Fixtures

Sometimes, a little investment totally pays off. No, I'm not talking about spending hundreds of dollars on light fixtures. You can find something as pretty as this for only $50 on Amazon. What a score, huh?

4. Create A Backsplash

Tiling your kitchen can be a costly endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. All you need are some peel-and-stick tile, and it will look just like the real thing. It's easy to apply, and it lasts too.

5. Change Up Your Faucets

How can you upgrade your bathroom on a budget? Why not get yourself these pretty chrome faucets instead of the plain, boring ones? It's an upgrade that's simple to install, and it makes a huge difference.

6. Upgrade Your Home With New Paint

One change you can make to your house that won't break the bank is with paint. You can repaint one room or a special area in your home. What a great way to refresh your space, huh?

7. Get Rid Of Your Carpet

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I don't know about you, but I think carpeted floors are so yesterday. I mean, I get it, it's cozy, but it's so hard to clean. Plus, many people develop allergies, so get rid of the nasty carpet already.

8. Get An Area Rug

Speaking of carpets, nobody said you couldn't have some areas with carpeting. But it's a much better idea to just invest in a cute area rug instead. It can be such a great visual statement, too.

9. Invest In Some Plants

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Another great way to bring some freshness into an area is by investing in some plants. I always try to include some greenery in my home. There are plenty of easy house plants that won't take up too much of your time.

10. Revive Your Cabinets

Not everyone can afford to change over all their cabinets. If that's you, don't worry about it. Get yourself a good wood polish so you can make them look new again. It also works on floors and wood tables.

11. Add Decorative Touches

Speaking of cabinets, another way of sprucing them up is by replacing the door handles. It's such an affordable way to make your cabinets get a new lease on life. This pack of ten chrome ones is only $40!

12. Add Some Mirrors

How can you make a room seem larger? It's quite easy, really. Invest in a full-length mirror, and that's bound to do the trick. It's like an optical illusion, and it works like a charm. Believe me.

13. Upgrade Your Bedding

You wouldn't believe how much difference nice bedding can make in your bedroom. If you haven't already done so, I highly suggest you get yourself a nice set like this. Everybody will surely comment on how pretty your bedroom looks.

14. Update Your Garage Door

These decal kits for garage doors can transform your garage and add a little extra curb appeal. Who would have thought a few extra decorative touches would make such a difference?

15. Paint Your Furniture

Instead of investing in new furniture, see if you can update yours by painting it. Many people have used chalked paint to achieve that ever-so-popular farmhouse look that's all the rage right now.

See? I told you it's easy to make small changes in your house that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

All these tips will transform your home into the pretty space you've always wanted. Take yourself out for dinner with all the money you saved, haha.