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30 easy ways to improve your home with less than R100

Leigh Leigh
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Furnishing and decor doesn't necessarily have to be an expensive exercise. In fact, it is very possible to create a beautiful and appealing home on a shoestring.

Today, we are going to look at 30 easy ways to create a modern and savvy home with less than R100—can you believe it?

These are ideas and concepts that come from top professionals from around the world, with tips and tricks for every room in the house from the kitchen, to the bathroom, to the garden.

In fact, after reading this, you should be able to give your home a make-over on a very tight budget!

Let's take a look.

1. Clear the counter tops of anything that isn't functional for a neat, tidy and savvy kitchen space

2. Add a dominant colour to a room to breathe new life into it

  by Casa Più Arredamenti
Casa Più Arredamenti

Modern-Country Kitchen

Casa Più Arredamenti

Add some colour

3. Invest in smart storage solutions to keep your home organised and looked after

classic Kitchen by Hallwood Furniture
Hallwood Furniture

Traditional larder Cupboard

Hallwood Furniture

4. Give your appliances a facelift, investing in a new toaster or kettle. It will completely update your home

5. Modernise your bathroom with a new tub. It is an initial investment but it will last for many years

modern Bathroom by Kabaz

6. Shop around in some vintage stores for some second hand rugs, which will bring a cosy touch to your home

 Walls & flooring by Pastorelli

Pastorelli Shade Carpet- Terra


7. Paint the walls a new and refreshing colour

 Walls & flooring by Rebel Walls
Rebel Walls

Colour Clouds

Rebel Walls

8. Or add wallpaper for a refreshing look and feel

 Walls by Rebel Walls
Rebel Walls


Rebel Walls

9. Change the space of your home around by dividing up areas with colourful blinds

 Windows & doors  by Bilderwelten

Design Schiebegardinen | Schiebevorhänge | textile Raumtrenner


11. Add astroturf to your small outdoor space for a refreshing green look and feel

 Patios by CATO creative
CATO creative

Rear Garden

CATO creative

12. Organise your plants, trees and flowers to create a tidy and aesthetically appealing garden

13. Create a vertical garden—a fun DIY project for the whole family

country Houses by Vertical Flore
Vertical Flore

Façade végétalisée / Mur végétal extérieur VERTICAL FLORE

Vertical Flore

14. Or add some beautiful plants to the wall of the kitchen to connect the interiors to the exterior space

15. Invest in some new and dynamic linen to spruce up the bedroom




16. Do you see how a colourful cushion can change the whole style of a room?

industrial Bedroom by Katie Malik Interiors
Katie Malik Interiors

Industrial style reading nook

Katie Malik Interiors

17. Put up shelves or invest in a bookshelf for a spot to put artwork and books on display

18. Hang up artwork and photographs on the wall to bring character and charm to the home

19. Expose a brick wall for a rustic and industrial chic look and feel

20. Add lamps to the home to bring in ambiance and mood

21. Add a refreshing retro touch to the home in the form of a funky LED light

minimalistic Study/office by IK-architects



22. Use old palettes to create your own DIY furniture

23. There are so many things that you can do with recycled palettes from tables…

industrial Dining room by La maison
La maison


La maison

24. To shelves…

rustic Living room by Palettano



25. To chairs!

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by

Das Sofa Hermann und der Tisch Pepi

26. Use wall stickers to change up the look and feel of your home. They are cheap and you can peel them off when you're done!

 Walls & flooring by Vinyl Impression
Vinyl Impression

Picture frames wall sticker pack

Vinyl Impression

27. Paint one of the chairs in your living room a bright and bold colour to refresh the space

28. Use the vertical space available to you have some fun with shelves!

 Household by Natural Urbano
Natural Urbano

Serie Mecapal

Natural Urbano

29. Let in some fresh air and natural light and you'll instantly transform your interiors

30. Utilise the textiles in your home to introduce themes and colours to the space

 Windows & doors  by Chivasso BV
Chivasso BV

Monsoon 2014

Chivasso BV

If you've enjoyed this ideabook, you'll love these: 14 pictures showing bedroom wall decorations!

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