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19 home decorating tricks you can do on the cheap!

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We all want a beautiful home—the sort that really wows guests and makes a stunning impression—but how can you get one without the expensive price tag that so often accompanies the loveliest spaces?

While interior designers might be a lot more reasonable than you expect, it's all the little accessories and home furnishing touches that will soon increase your budget, so we've taken some advice from some of the best decorators out there to create a low-cost list of amazing tips.

From hallways to bathrooms, we have some great ideas that will transform every room in your home, so let's take a look!

1. Paint cheap furniture to look more expensive. Just look at this white trestle table!

2. Paint your walls to look like art, then you won't need to buy any

Mondrian Minimalist dining room by Pixers Minimalist
Pixers

Mondrian

Pixers

3. Get creative and make flat frames with washi tape, instead of sending your prints to a framer

4. Strip the plaster off a wall to make a focal point. This will be messy but inexpensive

Shoreditch Project Modern walls & floors by The Wood Galleries Modern
The Wood Galleries

Shoreditch Project

The Wood Galleries

5. Upcycle shelves to be a little more tailored to your needs. They'll look designer!

6. Use your books to make a statement. We love colour coordinating the spines

Broadgates Road SW18 Modern walls & floors by BTL Property LTD Modern
BTL Property LTD

Broadgates Road SW18

BTL Property LTD

7. Hire a sander and transform your own floors. It's hard work but cheap!

Upmarket St Johns Wood hair salon installs Designer Stripes Country style walls & floors by Floorless Floors Ltd Country
Floorless Floors Ltd

Upmarket St Johns Wood hair salon installs Designer Stripes

Floorless Floors Ltd

8. Buy a tin of mystery reduced paint at a DIY store and commit to painting a feature wall in it, whatever the colour

A Rented NY Apartment with a Sense of History Industrial style living room by Heart Home magazine Industrial
Heart Home magazine

A Rented NY Apartment with a Sense of History

Heart Home magazine

9. Spray paint old light fixtures to look more modern

Lighting detail by WN Interiors of Poole Industrial style living room by homify Industrial
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Lighting detail by WN Interiors of Poole

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10. Add coloured bulbs to your lights. What a difference and for only a few pounds

Kensington luxury modern warehouse Industrial style living room by Quirke McNamara Industrial
Quirke McNamara

Kensington luxury modern warehouse

Quirke McNamara

11. Freshen up your bedroom with some accent pillowcases

12. Upcycle fun old kitchenalia into funky furniture

TALL FLOOR LIGHT 'FREE AS A BIRD' Industrial style living room by it's a light Industrial
it's a light

TALL FLOOR LIGHT 'FREE AS A BIRD'

it's a light

13. Try your hand at a little carpentry by making some wooden wall initials. A shabby chic paint finish will be ideal

14. Plants and flowers make a massive impact but won't cost the earth

15. Look out for reclaimed ironwork and add it to a heritage home. Salvage yards are fabulously cheap

16. Upcycle old toys into amazingly quirky and fun jewellery hangers

A Converted Warehouse in East London Industrial style bedroom by Heart Home magazine Industrial
Heart Home magazine

A Converted Warehouse in East London

Heart Home magazine

17. Get adventurous and use textiles on the wall. This is great for any of you that travel regularly and pick up beautiful items from markets

18. Decant your bathroom toiletries into pretty bottles

Bathroom by WN Interiors Industrial style bathroom by homify Industrial
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Bathroom by WN Interiors

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19. Choose a vivid accent colour and invest in a few cheap but pretty accessories

If you love upgrading your home on a budget, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 Easy (And Cheap As Chips) Upgrades For Your Patio.

How have you improved your home on a tight budget?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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