How to update your home for under $20K

February 02, 2016
Angela Kemp

Is your home in need of a style overhaul?  Updating your home doesn’t have to cost the earth, here we share some simple tips and tricks to give your home a fresh new look – without having to pick up a sledgehammer! 

Invest in the right furniture

Well designed, modern furniture can dramatically change the look and feel of your home.  Consider items that are both practical and stylish, such as a sofa with hidden storage space - perfect for storing kid’s toys and keeping your home neat and tidy.



Add some artwork

A large piece of artwork instantly adds style and a splash of colour to your room.  It also acts as a great focal point and can provide inspiration when deciding on a colour palette. 


Add colour and texture

One of the easiest ways to update the look of a room is to add soft furnishings.  Mix and match cushions and throws to add some colour, texture and personality to your room.


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Replace old curtains and blinds

Consider installing new window furnishings, such as sheer blinds or curtains in a neutral tone.  This will dramatically change the look and feel of a room.


Update your lighting

Lighting can greatly enhance the atmosphere of a room.  Install some trendy new light fixtures and lamps to transform the feel of your home.


Photo credit: emily @ go haus go via / CC BY


Replace old door handles

One of the easiest ways to update your home is to replace old door handles with something more sleek and modern.  Can’t afford to rip out the kitchen and bathroom? Consider replacing the handles on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets for a sleeker, modern look.


Introduce some plant life

Add some colour and life to your outdoor area with the some easy to care for plants. Choose a variety of bright, stylish pots to add colour and interest to your patio.


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