How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget

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Just because you don’t have the deepest pockets to pay for your interiors doesn’t mean that you need to scrimp on style, you can always have a home redecoration project! Often the best looks are created using imagination, inspiration and some elbow grease. Read on for some great tips to update your living space without breaking the bank.

10 ideas Home Redecoration Project on a budget


1. Paint neutral

Paint is a great friend to the budget conscious. It’s an inexpensive, yet effective way to give a space a new lease of life. A great starting point is to paint most of the walls in a neutral shade – think cream, white, pale grey or lemon. An inviting backdrop for the rest of your design scheme, it’s great for a Home Redecoration Project!

How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


2. Add in feature colours

Once you have chosen the colour scheme for your space, really bring it to life by painting a wall (or two) in a strong bold colour. As you will need only a small quantity of paint, you can look out for end of lines or sale tins when you are shopping. If you have a steady hand painting in bold stripes or incorporating stencil work will bring real individuality to the area. For paint colour inspiration and Home Redecoration Project, check out these innovators Farrow Ball or Little Greene.

How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


3. Bring in more shades

Work within the colour palette you have chosen by bringing it in using lots of shades. Think of the soft furnishings, lamp shades, rugs and ornaments. Keeping to a colour theme will give the space a high end feel for a Home Redecoration Project.

How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


4. Cool canvases

An imaginative, easy and cheap way to bring some zing to the wall space is to pick up some artists canvases – in different sizes – and cover them with interesting fabrics. As you’ll only need small quantities of each fabric, remnant bins which all fabric shops have, will be a great source of inexpensive material. You’ll then just need some tacks to affix the fabric to the canvases and then arrange in an interesting shape on a wall.
How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


 5. Cluster collections

A really effective tool to lend interest to a space is to bring together similar items and display them together. You may well find things you already have can be gathered together and relocated within your home or you can set about building your collection over time. Think of a cluster of candles in a fireplace, books with the same colour spine displayed on a shelf, old family photos framed on a mantelpiece. Lots of scope to let your imagination run wild here, get your Home Redecoration Project going!

How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


6. Back to nature

Use your nearby outdoor space for some free accessories to lend a really fresh look to your space. Collect interesting shells or stones, how about some pine cones displayed in a glass jar, a piece of gnarled driftwood. Plantings seeds and cuttings into flowerpots will require a little patience until they are at their most effective, but will be worth the wait.


7. Upcycle existing furniture

Never overlook what you already have. Look at your existing furniture and accessories with a fresh eye. Even rearranging your existing pieces or swapping pieces between rooms will make the space feel renovated. Painting furniture which has seen better days or dressing up an old sofa with a throw and changing the covers on your cushions will also lend a new lease of life.

How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


8. Shop smartly

There are so many sources of interesting and unusual objects all around us, be determined and hunt out those bargains. Thrift stores, charity shops, car boots, jumble and table top sales are brilliant ways to secure a bargain. You need to be perseverant, but you will be rewarded. Also don’t forget to sign up to your local Freecycle website to bags local deals where all manner of free things abound. Online sites such as Ebay and Gumtree are also wonderful sources. How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


9. Get handy with a needle and thread

Learning to sew is a fantastic long term investment. Find the time to attend a class and why not invest in a second hand sewing machine? Running up your own curtains, cushion covers and other soft furnishings will save you a small fortune in the long run and will be enormously rewarding into the bargain.

How to do a Home Redecoration Project on a budget


10. Most of all stay inspired

Be a design magpie – keep up with the latest trends by checking out the latest design forums. Pinterest and Houzz are good starting points. Why not sign up for newsletters or take out an annual subscription to one of your favourite design magazines too?

Living etc and Wallpaper are both full of inspiration. Also watch the many design programmes on television and keep a watchful eye when you are out in public spaces as well as friend’s homes, for inspiration for what you can adapt for your space.


So as you can see, there’s no need to blame the lack of funds for a lacklustre look. Have you got any great ideas to make a little cash go a long way? Any shoestring successes to pass on? We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to learn more home improvement tips and techniques, why take your knowledge to the next level with our inspirational elearning House Decor Refurbishment course.

And you can also get inspired by our Interior Design Instagram Accounts article!


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    I want to do some redecorating too. Maybe some new pillows and decor. Thanks for the tips!

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