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19 smart tricks that will renew your home on the cheap

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Every so often we all get sick of looking at the same things day after day, time and time again in our homes. But unfortunately we can't always afford to splash out and buy a new piece of furniture, or invest in that amazing piece of art we saw the other day. 

So today we have put together 19 tips of how you can change the look of your home without blowing the budget. You don't have to hire professional decorators or designers to recreate, or to freshen up a room. With some go-get-em attitude and a bit of pre-planning, you can do it all yourself, and best of all: on the cheap! So why not start scrolling and get inspired starting now. 

1. Repaint, reclaim or reuse old furniture to give it new life as something else.

2. Grab a brush, some color and masking tape and paint your own feature mural!

 Dining room by Pixers
Pixers

Mondrian

Pixers

3. Set up a feature installation in your entrance way. Keep it playful and add colorful figurines like these.

4. If you have beautiful brickwork behind your cladding, plaster or wallpaper, then strip it back and reveal them.

 Walls by The Wood Galleries
The Wood Galleries

Shoreditch Project

The Wood Galleries

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5. Paint photo frames, or decorate the edges of mirrors to hang as a unique wall installation.

6. Cover a wall with your own customized bookcase and start building a private library.

 Walls by BTL Property LTD
BTL Property LTD

Broadgates Road SW18

BTL Property LTD

If you love this idea for your home office or study, then check out these other rooms that have their own beautiful bookcases. 

7. Lay new flooring, or sand back the one you already have. Another option: paint your floor a bright color like canary yellow and you will never feel grumpy!

 Walls by Floorless Floors Ltd
Floorless Floors Ltd

Upmarket St Johns Wood hair salon installs Designer Stripes

Floorless Floors Ltd

8. Hang new lampshades. Old industrial lights are a great feature to add to any space—be it residential or commercial.

 Living room by WN Interiors of Poole in Dorset
WN Interiors of Poole in Dorset

Lighting detail by WN Interiors of Poole

WN Interiors of Poole in Dorset

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9. Installing colored lighting can really change the atmosphere of a room. Some lights even have multiple color options for more fun still.

 Living room by Quirke McNamara
Quirke McNamara

Kensington luxury modern warehouse

Quirke McNamara

10. Sew your own pillow cases or cushion covers with brightly colored, or boldly patterned fabric.

11. Pick out a color from your furniture and paint a feature wall of the same shade.

 Living room by Heart Home magazine
Heart Home magazine

A Rented NY Apartment with a Sense of History

Heart Home magazine

12. Get creative and construct your own lighting, like this unique tripod and mesh lamp.

 Living room by it's a light
it's a light

TALL FLOOR LIGHT 'FREE AS A BIRD'

it's a light

13. Pick up some charms, souvenirs or re-purpose old decorations to add around the home.

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14. Buy a new pot plant or simply pick fresh flowers to have in a vase. A bit of greenery instantly updates any room.

15. Try adding some decorative hinges or even changing the doorknobs on your cupboards for a new look.

16. Get inventive with the way you hang things. Paint old toys and use them as jewelry hooks, or as a coat rack.

 Bedroom by Heart Home magazine
Heart Home magazine

A Converted Warehouse in East London

Heart Home magazine

17. Inexpensive carpets look good both on the floor and on the walls. Or try having decorating both for added impact.

18. Think about the containers and accessories you have around your home. You can easily paint any dull containers, or buy brightly colored ones.

19. Our favorite tip: buy a fun shower curtain. Remember to pop it in the washing machine frequently to keep it looking bright.

 Bathroom by 제이앤예림design

And if you loved these tips, then here are eight more to use around the home. They are so simple you will be wondering why you didn't know these before! 

Have you got any of your own inexpensive decorating tips? Share them with us below
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