I just woke up today with a brand new resolve! Our apartment has been looking a bit sad and tired for a little while now and it’s time to give it a mini-makeover. Join me in the quest to freshen up your home on a (miniscule) budget.

I wish I had the spare cash to splurge on new furniture and a full paint job. But it’s just not going to happen for now. But there are still some amazing tricks to freshen up your home with minimal effort and cash outlay.

1) Add Some Plants and Flowers

Adding greenery to a drab living space can transform a room instantly.  You don’t have to go overboard on the pot plants – pick carefully to find gorgeous pots and plants that will add life to your home. Displaying a vase or two of fresh cut flowers is also an easy way to freshen up your home. You don’t have to go over-the-top flamboyant with a bouquet – even a single bloom can add a gorgeous pop of colour to your space.

2) Make A Photo Wall

If you’re like me, you’ve got piles of old photos gathering dust in boxes, as well as thousands of more recent pics just sitting on your phone, with nowhere to go. A super-easy way to freshen up your home and inject some personality into your space, is by creating a photo wall. Buy inexpensive photo frames from your local retail store, in the same or different sizes. Have fun trying out shapes, sizes and frame designs and use a combination of old and new photos or even your children’s craft and drawings. Don’t be afraid to get creative here – it’s meant to be stylish but playful.

3) Clean, Clean & Clean

One of the best tips to freshen up your home instantly is to give it an all-round deep clean. When your surfaces are sparkly and the floor is clear, clean and dust-free, your house immediately looks like new. If you don’t already have one,

I would recommend buying the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Spin Mop that’s being currently reviewed by our members. This mop is the #1 Spin Mop in Australia and its superior performance is gleamingly visible after every clean.

The Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Spin Mop removes over 99% of bacteria with just water so there is no need to use harsh chemicals to get a thorough clean. Plus it has super absorbent 100%-microfibre white strings, combined with red powerfibres for advanced cleaning power and superior dirt pick up.

I have got into the routine of using my Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Spin Mop at least once a day to give my floors a good clean. It’s amazing the difference it has made in the overall ambiance of my home.

4) Out Of Sight

One of my favourite ways to instantly freshen up your home is to get rid of clutter. If it was up to me, I would embrace the minimalist life and just have a couch, a TV and a dining table on display. Everything else would be magically stored away unseen. But that’s just in my dreams as kids make it almost impossible to fully declutter a space. But I am trying. It’s a good idea to get some stylish storage boxes where you can place your children’s paraphernalia and stack them out of the way. Getting things off the floor and into cupboards, drawers or storage, gives an impression of more space and light.

5) Shift Things Around

I love this easy tip to freshen up your home. All it takes is a bit of muscle and a dash of creativity to move your furniture around. You’ll be blown away by how a simple shift will transform your place completely. Furniture can look completely different in a new position or angle and it doesn’t cost a cent! Bonus!

What tips can you share to freshen up your home without breaking the bank? Tell us in the comments below.

We are proud to be working closely with the Vileda team to bring you this article. We love that we feel safe and clean using Vileda products and that we can rely on Vileda products for superior, thorough and effective all-round home hygiene. Vileda – It feels great to feel at home.

*The removes over 99% of bacteria claim is supported by research undertaken by an independent, accredited institute for microbiology & immunology. Find out more at www.vileda.com.au

  • Great ideas. My favourite way to freshen up a home is brand new fresh bed linen.


  • Lovely ideas especially in winter because you spend so much time indoors


  • A nice smelling deodoriser is always good, especially when you have pets!


  • Clean and as tidy as possible really helps. Hubby regularly swaps the lounge room furniture around so the lounges get the equal amount of wear.


  • Keeping a house clean with kids is so hard at times :(


  • Send the kids to grandmas for a week, then you will have a nice, clean, quiet house until they get back ????


  • Use a colourful blanket/light rug to throw over the ugliest chair. I’ve also framed favourite posters to add some colour to the walls.


  • My husband loves #5, constantly moves things around everywhere! Keeps the house looking super fresh haha


  • I have too much stuff which I move around from room to room plants do make the room look better.


  • I’m trying to declutter. I find less is best


  • I always find a spray of Glen 20(i Love the smell) or a nice candle helps freshen up the House.


  • I am currently in a cleaning mode, no matter where I look in my home, I can automatically see areas where I need to clean!


  • Bougt the vileda since we transferred to a new house and we have hard floors and I want to maintain the clean and matte feeling of the wood so I got the Vileda and it is amazing! Worth it and it is affordable too!


  • Can someone just keep the dust away for us. Don’t know where it comes from


  • Its the clutter that is really frustrating me. Even after regular decluttering, I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle


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