1. Save money on art
Room decorating ideas don’t have to cost the Earth. Look out for wrapping papers that feature gorgeous old maps. These are really popular now and cost a fraction of the price of a poster. They look great in nothing more expensive than a clip frame, too.
2. Re-potted plants
Brighten your lounge and windowsills by buying a set of cheap but pretty new plant pots.
3. Cosy cushions
It’s easy to make new cushion covers and this is a perfect way to give a new lease of life to once-loved fabrics from old clothes. Arrange the results in funky ways on sofas and chairs.
4. Statement paint
Find half a pot of a great paint colour in the shed and decorate one or two walls in a room to make a bold new impact really easily.
5. Add new hues
If you have plain lampshades, create new look by switching the lightbulb for a different colour like soft pink or rich peach.
6. Brighten the fixtures
Look for funky door knobs and drawer handles in secondhand shops to replace ones you’ve got bored with, and swap light switches for groovy, cheap ones you can buy in gift shops.
7. Refresh the details
Just a run around with a pot of white gloss, giving skirting boards and well-used doors a fresh coat of paint will instantly give the whole house a great fresh look. (Especially the front door, if you can.)
Savvy tips for saving money
Look out in sales for cheap new sets of towels or a new shower curtain to instantly make-over your bathroom.
Pass it on – get a gorgeous kitchen on a tight budget
Get inspiration from these 5 thrifty kitchen makeover ideas.