Most people have a whole host of ideas about how they would like to decorate their homes. If you are like me then you probably have several pin boards in pinterest about the things you would like to do, or where your ideal home would be. The good news is, that if you are bored of magnolia walls or have an outdated colour scheme, there are quick and easy ways to update the interior design of your property.
While knocking down walls or extending can cost a small fortune, there are cheaper and less time consuming ideas. Although you can create a feature wall or change your colour scheme with soft furnishings, maybe you should consider these DIY ideas to decorate your home on a budget.
Become an Artist
Hanging canvases and works of art is an easy way to redecorate a room. You may be thinking ‘but I’m not an artist!’ The good news here is that you do not have to be. There are so many simple ways to create a piece of art. You can create a canvas using anything from string and Scrabble pieces, to tape and drawing pins. For inspiration, look at these easy DIY art pieces. When you have decided what you want to make, hang with photographs and mirrors of all styles, shapes and sizes to create an art gallery feature wall.
An old, unloved and outdated kitchen can make you miserable, not to mention it can cost a fortune to replace. Rather than ripping out old units and spending thousands of pounds, prepare to do some manual labour. Sand and paint cupboard doors and add new handles, create a feature wall using chalkboard paint, or if you lack storage then install rails and hooks on the wall to hang pans and utensils. Finish the look by creating your own light fixture from an old metal sieve or a glass jar, displaying recipes or by adding your own art.
Upcycling – the process of revamping and repurposing an old item or piece of furniture – has been a trend for the past couple of years. It is a fantastic concept that can quickly and cheaply transform your home. There are endless possibilities here, from painting and reupholstering an old dining table and chairs, adding wallpaper, mirrors or silver leaf to unloved wardrobes, turning old tea cups into candles, or creating shelves from wooden drawers. If you are new to the this type of decor update, then follow these tips for upcycling beginners.
One of the easiest ways to make your home feel happier, is to clear out the clutter. If your rooms lack storage or you just seem to have too much stuff, it can make your home feel tired and cramped. To solve this, buy some patterned storage boxes, wooden trunks or vibrant shelving to make a stylish statement. Alternatively, you could consider clever under-bed solutions.
Now that the summer holidays are here it could be the ideal time to get some of this underway – rope in the kids to help, not only will it make all of your DIY home stuff more personalised, it will add a special touch that you just can’t replace.