When the colder nights start to draw in and the temperatures begin to drop, many of us start to think about how we can add a breath of fresh air into our homes. After all, we need a little something to look forward to when we’re leaving the office on a dull and miserable evening! With many of us tightening our belts though, cost is an important consideration. Let’s take a look at how to give your home a makeover on a budget with diy home decor.
Add a splash of colour
A coat of paint is one of the cheapest ways to transform a room, and it can also make a massive impact. Use a bold colour to create a feature wall, or just refresh the paint in your main living area. It’ll add much more brightness to the space and needn’t cost your any more than a couple of pounds in your local DIY store.
Get creative and do-it-yourself
You don’t always have to hit the shops or call in the professionals to make your home look amazing. Shabby chic is hugely popular at the minute, and you can achieve the look using what’s already in your living space. Distress an old chest of draws with a coat of paint and some sandpaper, or look to sites such as Pinterest for upcycling ideas. The only limit is your imagination!
Instead of buying large pieces such as new sofas, think about how you can add accessories such as cushions and throws to bring your home up to date. Linens Direct have fabulous ranges that will suit all budgets, so pick just a few items that will have a big impact.
Hit your local charity shops
You might be amazed at what you can pick up for pennies in local charity shops and car boot sales. Look out for bargains to which you can add your own creative touch, and bear in mind that mismatching items can sometimes work really well! There’s also the added benefit of knowing that you’re unlikely to see your new purchases anywhere else, so they’ll be truly unique.
All of these ideas are achievable for even those on the tightest of budgets this autumn/winter. Why not put some of them into action to turn your home into a cosy little haven during the cold months?