Updated: Mar 6
Sprucing up your home needn't cost the earth - revive every room in your house with these cost-next-to-nothing decorating updates
If you’re on a tight budget, you’re most definitely not alone. That’s why we’ve compiled some really easy, budget decorating ideas to help you improve your home. Small updates really can make a big difference. All they require is a trip into the loft, a tin of paint and a little love (plus the tiniest bit of bargain hunting).
1. Add some greenery
Plants breathe life into any scheme and in an all-white room like this one they add a gorgeous hit of colour. Not green fingered? Don’t worry – this tip doesn’t have to pass you by. There are now loads of great fakes available and they look really realistic – try Blooming Artificial for everything from plants to trees.
2. Upcycle furniture that’s past its best
If you’re thinking about throwing out a piece of well-worn furniture, stop. Take another look and see if you might be able to upcycle it. This wardrobe has been given a new look with remnants of wallpaper on the glass panels. A coat of paint or varnish, or new upholstery, are other easy ways to give an unloved piece another go.
3. Cosy up with sheepskin
If you don’t already have a sheepskin (or faux sheepskin) rug, this tip will involve a tiny trip to the shops. However, Ikea has the bargainous Tejn rug on offer for just £10 and John Lewis has natural sheepskins in a choice of four colours, for £35. Basically, sheepskins make every room look cosier and more luxurious – drape them across seats and beds or place on floors.
4. Change cupboard door handles
Give kitchen units a cheeky update by swapping drawer and cupboard handles for a new design. Cup handles and simple door knobs work well in a Shaker-style kitchen. Bar handles are also very popular just now and will suit any modern kitchen scheme.
5. Make a focal point
Create a focal point by placing one large mirror, a bright piece of artwork or even a giant lamp centre stage. This will change the dynamic of the scheme and give off the appearance of an entire room renovation.
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6. Upgrade your tableware
Upgrading your tableware will give you and your visitor so much pleasure to dine around, making every meal taste better.
Vintage, modern or exquisite look whatever your taste go for the best quality, heritage and durability.