Hanging an interesting curtain
You can hang a beautiful hand painted curtain in your kitchen that complements the area, which can be pulled to hide the mess your kitchen might be in when you have sudden guests. You can place this curtain in any area of the house where it can add interest and also serve a purpose of hiding your mess.
Mix and match furniture
If you want to put out your furniture and buy new one, you need not buy an entire set from one home store. You can pick up different furniture items from different places that are in your budget. They need not form a set. But, you can pick up one common element in all of them, like colour. You can decide upon a single colour, say red, and you can purchase sofas, chairs and tables from different stores with a major colour of red in each one of them.
Reupholster your furniture
Instead of changing your furniture just because you have had it for a long time or because its fabric is worn out, is not a good idea. If the furniture is of good quality, you can just replace the fabric with a new one.
Change your accessories
You can have a change without changing the furniture. You can let all your expensive furniture like sofas, chairs and tables remain. But, you can purchase new drapes and carpets that contrast yet complement with your old furniture.
You can paint a steel, glass or melamine crockery set in beautiful colours and designs, and hang them in an arranged cluster on one wall of your house, which can look like one complete piece of art. You can do the same by creating a cluster of big and small photo frames of family photographs. You can also just place beautiful designer mirrors on a wall for a different look.
Change the setting
You can simply just change the position of the furniture in your room from time-to-time. Or you may interchange the furniture sets within your rooms. You can also change the placements of the paintings or showpieces in your house by interchanging them between rooms, rather than buying new ones.