If you’re desperate to liven up your home but on a tight budget, there are plenty of little things that you can do to update your space without breaking the bank. These makeover ideas will set you on the right track and breathe new life into your living room, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom!
Plants add life to just about any room in the house, and if you ask around you’re sure to find friends who will happily donate a few from their garden, or you can grow your own from slips or cuttings. You don’t have to spend a fortune on pots either; you can repurpose all kinds of things from wooden boxes to cans and bottles to make pretty planters.
If your chairs, stools, tables or even cupboards are looking a little tired, paint them a fresh and fun new colour. You can go for an uber trendy new look like you’d find at an online casino Dubai, or you can stick to classic neutrals. Or, you could even try chalk paint or learn a new technique to really add interest.
If you have faded or light coloured curtains that need new life breathed into them, get your hands on some dye! Just make sure that you use the correct type of dye for the material your curtains are made of, and remember that dyeing can be a messy business, so have the correct clean up kit handy.
If you don’t use your ironing board for ironing, turn it into a plant holder, or if you have a very ornate chair with a flat seat, use it as a bedside table. See where we are going? Be creative and turn furniture that may not have had much purpose into a centrepiece or a showpiece.
Give picture frames an update
If you have plenty of picture frames now is the perfect time to get crafty and give them an update. You can do everything from paint them to mosaic, and you an also create stunning picture walls by hanging several frames in a cluster together on one wall.
Get creative with collections
If you collect pretty paint, cartoon characters, figurines or just about anything else, you can incorporate them in your décor. You can mount them on the wall, create clever displays or even make them a centrepiece on a dining room or coffee table.
Decals are a cheap way of decorating large spaces effectively. You can find decals with a purpose, such as those that look like a headboard or a chalkboard, or you can simply use them for decoration. If you’re up to it you can even make your own, or use a stencil to paint designs on boring walls.
Invest in new coverings
A new duvet cover or couch slipcover can transform a room, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth either. Alternatively, if you can sew, you can make your own, or you can refurbish existing covers to modernise them or change their look and feel.