Getting a bit bored of your interior but don’t have the funds to completely re-do your living room, bathroom or bedroom? Here are some tips that can help you breathe new life into your home without breaking the bank. Spruce up your home with our handy tips and tricks.
Upcycle Your Furniture
When people hear the word ‘upcycling’, it is often associated with painting a coffee table or some chairs a new colour. However, there are many more ways you can change your current furniture and fixtures. For example, if you have a comfy chair or sofa with an out-of-date print, then consider having it re-upholstered to more modern standards. The same applies to a footstool you might have stashed away in the corner of the room. Pick out a new fabric that you love and make it a focal point of your interior.
If you have wooden furniture that’s seen better days, you can sand it down and apply an oil or woodstain to have it looking fresher. While you’re at it, why not also change the legs of your table or the handles of any drawers? Hairpin legs immediately change the look of your table, making it look more industrial and contemporary, while adding new handles to your drawers or cabinets can make it go from drab to fab!
Small Changes, Big Impact
Applying some upcycling techniques can be a great method to give your older kitchen a new lease on life. Kitchen remodels can be very pricey, but if you have a countertop that’s still in good order, you can make other changes to your kitchen to make it look brand new. Paint over your cabinets, or use special contact paper for an even quicker makeover, change the handles to something less outdated and you could even update your tap if you or someone you know is handy enough to change it. This won’t break the bank but will have your kitchen looking fresh and vibrant again in no time.
Painting a wall, or making one wall a feature wall, can also really change the feel of a room. This is especially true for office spaces, bedrooms and living rooms. Colour preferences certainly change over time and maybe that blue or grey that you loved when you first picked it out is becoming an eyesore. Simply update just one wall in a contrasting colour or wallpaper print, and watch the entire space transform into something new. The website Photo Wall is a great place to start for some inspiration.
A great way to update bathrooms is by using sticker tiles. That way, you won’t have to deal with the removal of an entire floor or wall of tiles, but you will still freshen up the entire space. You can also add a modern heated towel rail or radiator to overhaul your bathroom space. If you do not have an existing radiator in your bathroom, you can easily add an electric towel rail to do the job. Browse the Trade Radiators website for inspiration (they also regularly have deals on, so you’ll always be able to grab a bargain!).
What many people do not consider when sprucing up a bathroom is that investing in a new shower head can do wonders too. Plus, it can make your showers much more relaxing. Treat yourself to some new towels too, and you’ll see that the bathroom will look a lot more inviting than it did previously.