Personalizing your residence after moving in is exciting but can be overwhelming. The urge to upgrade your rooms can be strong. However, big-ticket renovations may overextend you after you just put down a large sum. These five décor swaps make a new house feel more like your own place and improve home value.

Paint Fresh Wall Colors

Repainting your walls can transform your interior space dramatically without spending a fortune. It’s one of the few large-scale improvements you can safely do yourself. This project requires some elbow grease but is doable with basic tools.

 The beauty of repainting your home after moving is you don’t have to think about what others think. Most houses on the market have neutral walls to be as marketable as possible. Now that you have your own place, you only have to appease yourself.

 Think about your personal preferences and even psychology before heading to the paint store. Different hues can affect your mood. Some colors are better off as accents because they grab attention, whereas others function better as background colors and highlight the space’s focal point.

 Research everything you can about color theory to discover why blue and gold go well together, black and white are timeless, and cream and turquoise are a match made in heaven.

Install Wallpaper

Removable wallpaper is a low-cost way to transform a drab wall or lackluster white into a room’s center of attention. The design options are endless, giving you plenty of leeway to inject your personality into your space. You can choose from striking geometric patterns, artistic graphics, animal prints, zodiac signs, celestial bodies — you name it.

 The best part is this addition is forgiving. Unlike typical wallpaper, removable wallpaper is painless to stick and peel. It leaves no residue on surfaces, nor does it cause any damage. You can switch up designs as frequently as you like to keep your interior design fresh.

Update Hardware

A new set of pulls, knobs, handles, hinges, deadbolts and faucets can make the preexisting doors, windows, cabinetry and sinks your own. Put a premium on the finish. Matching them can tie everything together while blending various ones enhances the charm of the fixtures they go to.

 The most common finishes are polished, brushed and satin. Living finishes have a patina that makes them more lovely with time and use. Lifetime ones use physical vapor disposition to demonstrate excellent coating durability in corrosive environments.

 Each finish has pros and cons. Only a few mesh well with others. When mixing multiple varieties throughout the house, limit your choices to three. Pick a dominant finish and two to play supporting roles. This combination can help make your rooms look interesting and cohesive.

Adopt Synthetic Furnishing Fabrics

Many homeowners gravitate toward natural textiles — such as cotton, linen, hemp and jute — because of the prestige they bring. However, furnishings made of synthetic fibers are generally more practical.

 Synthetic fabrics last longer, have superior stain resistance and are immune to water damage. More importantly, they’re available at a fraction of the cost of their natural counterparts.

 The most versatile is polyolefin. It makes stunning furniture upholstery, bedding and carpets. Acrylic is another fantastic synthetic textile. Buying woven or knitted acrylic rugs is an affordable and quick way to add a personal touch to bare floors.

Switch Up Window Treatments

Get new drapes, curtains, blinds, shades or shutters to revamp your spaces. Window treatments have their character, so they can easily change the complexion of your house. They can introduce unique colors, textures and patterns to round out your décor while framing the outdoor view.

 Moreover, window coverings can be as functional as they’re aesthetically pleasing. They can help you control the flow of natural light, block outside noise and improve your home’s energy efficiency. For example, tightly fit insulated cellular shades can weatherize your rooms and reduce heat loss.

Improve Home Value With Décor Swaps

Prioritize minor décor swaps and put off major home renovations to save your resources. Use these five tips to settle in more quickly.