How to Transform Your Home With Just 5 Things

We believe there's always room for improvement where our homes are concerned. Unfortunately, we don't always have the budgets (or time for that matter) to completely redo our living spaces. Instead, we're more apt to try small upgrades that offer grand results. Since we consider ourselves more of design enthusiasts than outright experts, we tapped interior designer extraordinaire Lindsay Pennington for five inexpensive, simple ways to transform our spaces. Although she's known for her fancy home makeovers, today's list includes her best under-$200 ideas that offer high impact. Forget spring-cleaning—it's time for a full spring update. Here are Pennington's rules for doing it on the cheap.