Every few years it’s only natural to want to give your home an update.  But, buying all new furniture or replacing cabinets requires some serious cash – and that’s not always in the budget.  Thankfully there are plenty of ways to breath new life in your home without breaking the bank.  Actually, most of these simple ideas can be done in just one afternoon!

1. Create Your Own Cushion Covers

New throw pillows can bring new life to an old couch.  Plus, this napkin-cushion cover craft is so simple, you can do it yourself!  Cheap and brightly colored, cloth napkins are the perfect way to really customize your cushions in a style that you love.  No sewing required!  (This tutorial from Centsational Girl uses iron-on hem tape instead.)

Create Your Own Cushion Covers

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