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How to give your home a budget makeover

Redecorating can be expensive. However you don't need to spend a fortune to achieve great results: learn how to give your home a budget makeover with our guide. We have top ideas for achieving fantastic room makeovers on the cheap, and the best part is that no one will guess how little you spent!

How to give your home a budget makeover

Do it Yourself!

It's amazing how much money you can save by doing simple tasks yourself rather than hiring a professional. Anyone can repaint a room or repaint some furniture - all you need is a little time and patience. Even more difficult tasks (like hanging wallpaper or making curtains) are very achievable with a little practice.

... or call in a favour

Having friends or family with particular skills is a real help when trying to give a room a makeover on a budget. You can always return the favour when they need some work done!

It's the little touches

It's the little touches that can make all the difference to a room. And these touches don't have to be expensive ones. For example, opt for a bold shade of cushion cover and tie it in with a new wall canvas, or replace the handles on your dresser and lay a new rug.

Shop smart

Whether shopping for a new piece of furniture or a new wooden floor, it pays to shop around to find the best deal. We recommend that you try at least three different suppliers to find the best price.

How to give your home a budget makeover - quick tips

  • Search online for cheap home items, but remember to factor in delivery costs
  • Get creative - it's easy to create your own wall art or add some stencilling
  • A fresh lick of paint is one of the most effective ways to transform a room - and it's also one of the most inexpensive

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