Updating your home to be chicer - without looking cheap - is completely doable on a budget.

Are you always planning to upgrade your room but you don't have the time and you're on a tight budget? DIY projects are on the rescue! They can give your house that extra sense of style without spending too much money. No need to cringe at those three little words: "do it yourself." They’re fast, easy, and affordable projects you can do on your own. Here are five relatively easy ways to enhance your home.

1. Replace Your Light Fixtures

Switching out an old boring light fixture for a more sleek and elegant one is an easy way to shift the ambiance of a room. By adding a sophisticated light fixture, you can control the mood of your room and add character.  Don’t worry, you don't need to pay a pretty penny for expensive new fixtures - you can buy them online or go to thrift shops and scavenge those shabby lights fixtures.

2. Add Floating Shelves

Installing floating shelves in your house combines the functionality of an extra storage space with added style and personal flair. Floating shelves can be mounted on walls in many different patterns, and they come in various materials to give your rooms a unique texture. Small rooms have storage challenges so choose shallow shelves to display framed photos, vases and accent objects but don't go overboard. If you’re dealing with a large room, you can use deep shelves to incorporate the floating shelves and the furniture. This way you have multiple storage for your things without making the room empty.

3. Paint an Accent Wall

Painting an accent wall can add a pop of color and showcase your personality. Usually, a low-risk project, a homeowner of any skill level can tackle this project in a day. You just need some tape, brushes and paint. Colors can change the vibe in your home and it will definitely be for the better. Choose a paint color that suits you, Just make sure that they complement each other and be consistent between warm and cool tones.

4. Install Decorative Molding

Adding decorative molding around your home can add an extra touch of elegance. Install molding to the ceiling by capping walls, columns, and cabinets, or add chair molding lower to the ground. With detailed molding, you can add character to your rooms while also making them feel taller and more finished.

5. Build a Stone Fire Pit

Take your sophisticated style outside by building a stone fire pit in your backyard. Completed in just a few hours, take uniquely shaped rocks or large stones and put them together to create a functional and stylish fire pit. Before starting the project, be sure to check your local fire codes or homeowners association to ensure you are safe and allowed to start building.

Adding a touch of class to your home doesn't have to break the bank! Just be sure to start with one project at a time, allowing yourself to complete one before starting the next. Otherwise, you'll fall victim to chronic project incompleteness syndrome - not a good look!

Now that you know about these five inexpensive DIY projects, which will you try?


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