Fancy adding a splash of colour without spending too much cash? That’s what most of us would like when it comes to home improvements. Thankfully, it is possible to get designer interiors with DIY budgets.

From clever upcycling ideas to simple-yet-stylish upgrade, here are 10 surprisingly affordable ideas to freshen up your home.

Our top 10 ideas for sprucing up your home

1. Update your cupboard front

If your kitchen units have solid wooden doors, a lick of paint and some new handles can transform the whole feel of the room (muted natural colours are very fashionable at the moment). Alternatively, you can buy all-new fronts for a fraction of the cost of a whole kitchen.

2. Upcycle your seating

Tired old furniture will make even the most contemporary kitchen feel drab and dated. So why not paint each chair a different colour to create a fresh modern vibe? If you’re feeling experimental, you can even go for the dip-dyed look by painting the legs a contrasting colour.

3. Switch your appliances

You can revolutionise the way your kitchen works and looks with a new toaster, kettle and microwave. Just remember to keep the style of all your appliances neatly coordinated.

4. Bring the outside in

House plants create a relaxing atmosphere and improve the air quality in your home. To stay on trend, pick a variety of smaller plants and scatter them around your shelves and sills. Just remember to ask how much water and light each plant needs to stay happy.

5. Make your old sofa new

If you can’t stretch to a brand-new sofa, don’t worry. New throws and cushions will make your faithful old friend look just as good in minutes. Go for soft materials and natural colours to create the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day.

6. Turn a wall into a feature

Decorating a whole room is a big job so keep it simple and focus on just one wall. Because you’re not going big, you can go bold. Try midnight blue for a stylish after-dark atmosphere or vivid wallpaper for a fun daytime room.

7. Upgrade your fixtures

A new bathroom is a big investment. But you can make a visual splash with some stylish fixtures like showerheads and taps.

Bathroom ideas

8. Redo between the lines

Over time, the grout between bathroom tiles loses its sheen. Thankfully, it doesn’t take long to remove and replace the top layer and bring back that brand-new bathroom look.

9. Create a stylish bedspread

Your bed is the focal point of the room, so make sure it always looks fantastic. Think about adding a bedspread or changing the one you have for a fresh complementary colour, or to bring a new statement colour into the bedroom.

10. Storage is king

It’s hard to create a relaxing or romantic atmosphere when you’re surrounded by clutter. Why not create a stylish box seat from a storage trunk covered in cushions? It’ll make the perfect place to hide your winter clothes during the summer months (and vice versa).

Bedroom Storage
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Planning on doing some larger work to your home or garden?

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