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32 tips to improve your home with only a little money

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Scandinavian style bathroom by PracowniaPolka Scandinavian
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It happens to nearly all of us—we take a look at an old room one day and just go: “Wow, this space needs some style”. It’s perfectly normal for us humans to crave change; one day’s it a new pair of shoes, and the next it might be something bigger, like an entire kitchen island.

However, we understand that generous budgets are not within everybody’s reach, which is why we’re gathered some tips that will not cost an arm and a leg, but will definitely add some new style and beauty to your house.

So, hold off on calling up that interior designer for now, sit back, take note, and see which of these creative tricks you can do yourself to help you fall back in love with your old home.

1. Mix up those seating arrangements, like adding a bench to your dining area.

2. You don’t have to pay a fortune for colourful and patterned tiles, yet the end result can look so so smart!

3. The right wall decals in the right space can add so much charm – definitely one of the best low-cost décor ideas ever.

4. A can of paint, a striking colour, and ta-da: a focal wall!

5. Floating shelves provide so many possibilities in terms of aesthetic style – try to think of different designs and layouts.

6. Fairy lights and/or lanterns can add some glowing charm to an informal space.

7. Acquire some new wall art, or change the frames of your current family photos for a different look.

8. A bathroom shelf that adds both functionality and beauty – but think of one in a different colour and style.

9. Pallet furniture will always get noticed – try out those DIY skills.

10. Opt for an eclectic dining room by mixing and matching different styled chairs.

11. Hang something unique above your bed – whether it’s a paper cut-out, wall decals, or black-and-white photographs.

12. Leave a wall unpainted, such as an exposed brick one – nothing beats that raw and textured surface.

13. Hang a swing – it’s different, it’s unique, and it can add an element of fun to your space.

HOTEL CAL REIET – THE MAIN HOUSE Mediterranean style bedroom by Bloomint design Mediterranean
Bloomint design


Bloomint design

14. Opt for classy stickers for your kitchen backsplash.

15. Chalkboard paint is one hot trend right now, so add some to your kitchen wall.

16. Show your artistic side with some paper bunting.

17. Use railing and hooks to show off your kitchen utensils and –accessories.

18. Potted plants and fresh flowers – enough said.

19. How about hanging up old maps as wall art?

20. Bold and funky wallpaper can ensure one amazing focal wall in a room.

Lily Pond by homify Scandinavian

Lily Pond


21. If you’re a DIY pro, you can build your own furniture with recycled materials, like wooden planks.

22. Flaunt your painting skills with some charming wall art.

Shoaling Fish Modern bathroom by Jo Downs Modern
Jo Downs

Shoaling Fish

Jo Downs

23. A coat hanger in your entryway adds both style and functionality – no more tripping over handbags and coats.

24. Style up that bathroom mirror with a chic new frame.

25. Treat yourself to an old bench/chair at a yard sale and display it on your porch. Fluff it up with some funky pillows.

26. Opt for the adult version of a swing – a hanging chair. How’s that for reading in style?

27. Ditch the wallpaper and paint a wall mural (they’re not just for children’s rooms).

28. Make your own wall clock.

29. Create your own vertical garden.

30. Add a personal touch with DIY ornaments, like origami.

31. Use pretty baskets for storage on open shelves.

32. Change your kitchen’s hardware – those cabinet knobs are more noticeable than you think.

33. Anchor a room with an eye-catching rug.

Need some guidance? Then take a look at: Inject some cool into your room with a rug.

What ideas will you be trying out to add new style to your house?
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