Five Ways to Make Over Your Space for Under $10 Each

CLEVELAND, Ohio — (NYSE: GE)  Looking for a few budget-conscious ideas to give your living or family room a facelift? There‘s no need to spend a large amount of money to get a new look and feel for any space. Follow these five easy tips from GE Appliances and Lighting to spruce up your living space without breaking the budget. 

Reorganize and rearrange
Go through everything in your bookcases and other storage units and recycle, donate or toss items that you no longer need. Clearing the clutter can have a remarkable effect on the room‘s overall appearance. Then think about rearranging the furniture or moving around some of your artwork.

Lighten up
Transform a room from ordinary to extraordinary with the flip of a switch. Poor lighting can make colors and textures look dull. Try the latest innovation to hit your store‘s lighting aisle — new GE Reveal® CFL bulbs for a clean light that will enhance colors and patterns. These new bulbs last eight times as long as standard Reveal bulbs and use 75 percent less energy.

Pot a plant
Add color and texture to any room by picking up a houseplant. Not only will there be plenty of colors and styles to choose from, but after years of studies and research, NASA has actually found that common houseplants work to fight indoor air pollution.

Refresh the air
Not all space improvements have to be visual. Indulge your sense of smell with some sort of air freshener. Whether it‘s a scented candle, which also adds visual appeal and ambiance, a plug–in mechanism or even a sachet, you‘ll be sure to find an appealing scent. There are dozens of styles and scents to choose from at local supermarkets.

Toss in a few throw pillows
Throw pillows are a decorative and functional enhancement to any room. Try adding one to an occasional chair or throw a few on the couch. Bright pillows will make a big impact on neutral décor, while neutral pillows can help to tone down a room full of dramatic colors. Mix patterns with solids for a more dramatic effect. You can even use a large throw pillow as an additional seating option.