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33 tips to improve your home with a little money

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Today on homify we’re going to share with you our top 33 tips to improve your home on a shoestring. When decorating and designing an interior it’s often difficult sticking to a budget, as many domestic improvements are expensive and costly. Decoration and maintenance of a home certainly doesn’t come cheap, but is a necessary undertaking in order to retain a sense of modernity, style and pizzazz within your abode.

From retiling to repainting, there are plenty of fabulous DIY and non-DIY tasks that you can tackle, without spending a fortune. Are you ready to get started? Check out our tips below!

1. Get creative with your shelving and install it in an original and stylish fashion

2. Re-tile your kitchen floor. This might seem time consuming, but will drastically improve the room’s aura and ambience

 Kitchen by Parisdinterieur

Cuisine bleu acier vintage carreaux de ciment


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3. For an interesting seating setup, mix both chairs and benches

4. Add a wall mural, feature wallpaper or wall tattoo to impart interest and style on a budget

5. Inexpensively repaint a wall to create a feature within your space

6. Lanterns and string lights needn’t be reserved for the festive seasons. Add them to your shelving and lighten up your home

7. Create a gallery wall using interesting pictures, photos or posters

8. Opt for a timber vanity to create warmth and contrast in your bathroom

9. DIY some wall shelving from disused pallets to give your home a rustic, industrial aesthetic

 Living room by G7 Grupo Creativo
G7 Grupo Creativo


G7 Grupo Creativo

10. For something a little different add a variety of different chairs around your dining table

11. Choose themed decorations and ornaments to provide a cohesive ambience and atmosphere

12. An exposed brick wall is inexpensive to create, yet full of character and charm

13. Aim for balance in your design (neutral and muted hues too), and always keep your space clean and clutter free

 Bedroom by Bloomint design
Bloomint design


Bloomint design

14. Spruce up your kitchen splashback with some exciting tile stickers

15. A chalkboard wall is extremely inexpensive yet full of versatility and style

16. Try your hand at making some paper decorations or crafts to beautify a room

 Teen bedroom by Estación Ortiz
Estación Ortiz

Playroom Vintage

Estación Ortiz

17. Overhead pipework and railing can provide a great space for hanging utensils or accessories

18. Decorate your room with plants to detoxify, purify and embellish your interior

 Living room by Levenssfeer

Lushful plants


19. Large or oversized maps can turn a dull wall into a worldly feature

20. A wallpapered feature adds style and colour to an interior, while costing very little

 Walls by Rebel Walls
Rebel Walls

Lily Pond

Rebel Walls

21. Recycled or vintage furniture can save you money and add character to your home

22. An original or unique wall motif often brightens and enhances a space with ease

 Bathroom by Jo Downs
Jo Downs

Shoaling Fish

Jo Downs

23. The simple addition of a coat rack can help keep your entrance clean and orderly

24. Add a decorative mirror to impart a cheery elegance and a stylish ambience

25. Don’t forget about your balcony – ensure it is updated and usable with fresh furniture, plants and a place to relax

 Terrace by decoraCCion

Vive la terraza. Foto: Patricia Gallego para Mí Casa. HEARST magazines I España.


26. A hanging chair can communicate restfulness and relaxation, and is relatively simple and inexpensive to install

27. If you like wall murals, why not paint your own?

 Bedroom by Zuritagordian

Vieil olivier


28. A wall clock can add style and character, as well as offering a more practical application

29. A vertical green wall is simple, achievable and great for those who don’t possess a balcony

30. Pay attention to details and accessories, ensuring they are curated and always appropriate for their space

31. Keep you interior clutter free with coordinated storage boxes

32. Add glass to your kitchen cupboard doors to improve your cooking space’s appeal

33. Finally, add a rug to anchor the different room elements and pieces of furniture in your space

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Do you think any of these tips would suit your home refresh plans? 
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