When you move into a new place and it comes with a free room, the first thought that comes to mind is how you can decorate it. Decorating your home can be expensive and time-consuming. If you have the money and time then perfect, but if not, worry no more! I’m going to show you seven ways to spruce up any room in less than an hour.

Cover your closet doors with curtains

One of the easiest ways to immediately refresh a room is to swap out tired curtains for something a little more interesting. While some people might see that as an unnecessary expense or an inconvenient task, we see it as an opportunity to play around with color and pattern in a way that could really make a place feel new without making any long-term commitments.

Shockingly enough, curtains usually don’t come in every possible color, pattern, or texture on the planet. You can check out some of your local department stores for their selection—their often wide variety will definitely get you started—but if you want to get really creative, there are plenty of places online where you can find exactly what you’re looking for. We recommend checking out companies like Wayfair, Overstock.com, and Touch of Class (which has a huge selection), but you can also do a quick Google search for terms like “cheap curtains” or “curtain fabric” to find even more options. Just remember that whatever fabric you choose needs to be heavy enough that it doesn’t let light through—just in case you have any windows nearby!

Update your bookshelves

When you’re trying to decorate a room, it can seem like a daunting task to try to add your own touches to a space that’s already filled with the items of former owners. The next time you’re looking to spruce up a living room or other room in your home, we suggest starting off by refreshing the bookshelves in the area. Why? Because they’re one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room and give it new life, while adding some personality and creating additional storage space at the same time.

Wallpaper a bathroom mirror

Wallpaper might sound like a word reserved for the living room walls and kitchen backsplash, but it can also be used to make a small space more interesting. If the bathroom is one of your favorite places to be and you’d like to find a way to make it feel even better than it already does, wallpaper could be just what you need. The first step is to take everything off the mirror. Then, lay down some newspaper and some painter’s tape to protect the surrounding wall from any overzealous application of glue. Now you’re ready to start applying the new wallpaper!

Cover your fridge with a sticker wallpaper

One of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh injection of style is to change up the decor of your most-used areas. Your bedroom, living room, or kitchen could all use a little something extra. But you’re busy and don’t really have time to do anything complicated that would take all day. You want something that can be done in less than an hour, or even better: just cost a total of $25 or less. We know the feeling; we’ve been there before.

‘Wallpaper’ for your fridge is not the kind you’d put up on a wall, but rather a sticker that looks like wallpaper that you put on the front of your fridge! It’s an easy way to make your kitchen pop with color and pattern—and it can be incredibly cheap if you’re willing to shop around online for some great deals. We found ours for as low as $8—but with free shipping!

It will give your old fridge a new feel, and if the door is damaged, it will save you appliance repairman costs.


While this room could use a little more pizzazz, it’s already looking way better just by tackling a few of these quick projects! And even if you don’t have a bunch of stuff lying around to do such things, I’m willing to bet that your local dollar store or thrift store does. Give it a shot, and see how much better an old space can look with a little bit of effort and imagination.