Whether your thumb is green or black, adding plants to your home adds life and texture, says Kat Christie, a licensed carpenter, handywoman, and DIY expert. “Plants boost mood, reduce stress, filter air, and enhance your aesthetic,” she says.
You can create a living wall with shelving, opt for a large potted plant or tree that serves as an eye-catching statement, or just pick a few to scatter around the spaces you spend the most time in.
“A little tip is to check out your local pharmacy or grocery stores for plants, too! Sometimes they are even cheaper and can have great sales,” she says.
Create a gallery wall
Adding art to your walls can be transformative, and it doesn’t have to be expensive, simply source frames from thrift stores, yard sales, or discount stores, says Radon. “Curate a selection of prints, photographs, or even fabric pieces that represent your style and arrange them on a large wall space,” she says. “A gallery wall adds character to a room and becomes a focal point that sparks conversation.”
Upgrade your curb appeal with a new doorbell and mailbox
Giving your front porch an instant upgrade with a new mailbox and doorbell cover, or even simply painting your mailbox stand, is a big way to wow guests. “Exterior metals get the brunt of the environment and can feel a little worn and tired over time,” says Macuga. “We love the new aged brass options that patina beautifully over time—keeping their luster as they age.