Come March, everyone is SO ready for spring. Looking for a way to spruce up your home and welcome the new season without spending tons of dough? Check out our tips for giving your house a refresh on a budget!
As a person who can't currently even manage the responsibility of a pet, air plants are my jam. They don't even require soil! I soak them in warm water for about 1 hour once per week, and then shake them out and let them try. You can hang them on walls, put them in small bud vases, or set them on tables by themselves! They add that much-needed touch of green, even if your apartment doesn't get that much natural light.
I know what you're thinking: "I don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on original artwork, no way can I decorate my walls with cool stuff!" There are dozens of local artists in your area who not only produce one-of-a-kind works, but also have cool and unique prints available too! Go to a local art show and see what you can find! From one artist to customers, I LOVE when people engage me about a specific piece they're interested in. Don't be afraid to ask about prices and really convey how much you want a piece. You'll even find sometimes that the artist will be willing to work with you on a price if they feel you really appreciate the work.
Prints are also a great and inexpensive way to support local artists and have unique artwork to display. Some prints don't even need to be framed, like the Chicago prints above: they are on wood panel! Hunt around and see what you can find!
You don't need to revamp your whole dish set to get a nice spruce! Invest in a few pieces to really make a statement. Colorful dishware is fun for serving, DIY your own cheese board (we like this one), or grab a new coaster set for a pop of texture and color. Little Fire Handmade Ceramic Coaster Sets, $30, Handpainted Plates, $14 each, Tea Towels, $9
FRAMES & TRAYS
Adding a few interesting pieces around the room can help your space look well-curated. We love marble trays and bowls for holding air plants or other decorative items, and artisan-made paper patterned frames to hold your favorite moments. Craftbelly Frames, $36-$42
Who doesn't love a new fresh scent? My absolute favorite I've found recently is (locally made!) Nicolet Candles, especially the Rosemary Mint scent. They come in a larger size with beautiful gift box, and the holder is even made with recycled glass! If you're looking for a pop of color, try Paddywax's relish jar colored candles, or their floral scents with beautifully illustrations on the tins. Nicolet Candles, $36, Nicolet Glass Jar Candles, $22, Paddywax Relish Jars, $10, Paddywax Floral Tins, $29
Just looking to brighten up a room a little? Fresh flowers fill your home with a beautiful touch that keeps you smiling for the week ahead. Take a little walk, enjoy the sunshine, and pick up a local batch from your favorite florist.