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6 Ways to Revamp Your Home On a Budget

With Christmas out of the way and all of the decorations packed away for another year, it always seems to leave the home feeling bare. So what better time to give your home a revamp and it won’t cost you the earth! Take a look at some of these easy tips to get a new look on a budget.

 

Print Your Own Wall Art

This is the most easiest of all tips to funk up a room. You don’t need to be a budding artist, or a tech guru to achieve this. I used Pic Monkey to make these simple prints and put them in existing frames I had.

 

 

Upcycle Your Existing Furniture

We recently gave the downstairs toilet a lick of paint and added the mosaic splash back. With it being quite a small space, I thought a nice big mirror would give it more depth, so I used an old pine mirror. I got a little tester tub of paint from B&Q which was under £2.00 and now we have a mirror that ties in perfectly with the room.

 

Make A Feature Wall

The perfect way to brighten up a room is to create a colourful focal point. This could be a wallpapered wall or chimney breast.

Image credit – Jinkazamah

 

Or you could use a wall to create a photo collage, using different frames.

Image credit – Lizzie Orme

Have A Move Around

It’s surprising how you can transform a room just by having a little move around with your furniture. I change mine quite often and you can create loads more space.

 

Change Colour Scheme

Another simple way to change the look of a room without paying against the odds, is to inject a different colour scheme. A perfect example would be the kitchen. You could change the colours of your accessories for a fresh new look. You could even change the style of your theme, say you have stainless steel accessories, you could swap those for country style accessories for a total new theme.

 

Make Your Own Soft Furnishings

With our house being quite a big barn conversion, we have quite a few windows to dress and none are average sizes with it being an old building, so they have to be custom made. However making them ourselves would save an absolute fortune, so that’s what we did! We went to a fabric shop and bought this lovely fabric and made some curtains, recovered an old lamp shade and made some cushion covers with what we had left over.

 

a cheap room makeover with handmade furnishings

So there you have it!

Do you have any tips for Interior design on a budget?

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14 Comments

  1. Kim Carberry

    January 5, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Great ideas…I really fancy a photo collage on the wall in the living room but never quite get around to it. I must make an effort x
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  2. Rhian Westbury

    January 5, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I think wall art makes such a difference to the look of a room and I’m all for moving around furniture. I don’t think I am ever 100% happy with the way that things look in my flat x
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  3. Talya

    January 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Some fab ideas here! I am a sucker for a photo wall and think it’s the perfect way to jazz up your home.
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  4. Lisa Backsnbumps

    January 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I love the photo collage and this is on my list to do next month. This week I bought some fabric and made some beanbag cushions for my daughter. They are so expensive to buy but I made them at a fraction of the cost. Love changing things up for hardly any money.

  5. Lyndsey O'Halloran

    January 5, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I love the idea of the photo wall. I’d like to do this!

  6. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    January 6, 2017 at 8:23 am

    These are great ideas, I love the idea of printing out your own wall art! I am hoping to get some room changed round this spring and want to change some of the wall colours, I think a simple coat of paint can really help change a room!
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  7. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    January 6, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I love a photo gallery wall but I found it was much harder to pull off than I’d expected! I faffed and faffed with mine for a year and a half before we finally finished it – I just couldn’t decide what position I wanted everything in! I wanted it to look random but put together (which I suspect was my stumbling block – that’s quite a difficult brief!)
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  8. Emma

    January 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    We just redecorated out bedroom, we painted one wall, added a feature and a mirror and now it looks completely different all for under £50. We recently repainted the wall in our dining room and put up some wall stickers and that came in at under £50 too. IT’s amazing what you can achieve on a budget!

  9. Amethyst | One Sage Mama

    January 7, 2017 at 3:49 am

    All wonderful ideas. I adore the fabric you used for the curtains. It’s so beautiful. Thanks for the ideas! #PoCoLo

  10. Kerry Norris

    January 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    All great ideas. We’ve just changed the colour scheme in our living room x

  11. BloggerMummyLauren

    January 8, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Great ideas! I hate how bare the house looks now that the decorations are down, and I do think I need to add a little something to some of the rooms. Love the homemade pictures.
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  12. Sinead (shinnersandthebrood.com)

    January 9, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I’d love to get more into upcycling. Maybe a goal for 2017! #MMBC

  13. Morgan Prince

    January 12, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    This is great, such good tips! I like the idea of printing stuff to utilise frames, I may have to do that in my home-office.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo.

  14. Stephanie Robinson

    January 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    A jam-packed post Jayne, so much inspiration – and such lovely bright colours too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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