18 DIY hacks you can do with the change in your pocket

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There are some super creative people out there, all thinking up fun new ways to make your home design just that little bit more special without you needing to break the bank. We were so impressed with their ideas that we pulled a few together to show you today.

You'll be pleasantly surprised by how chic and cheap some of these suggestions are, as they really do give the impression that an interior designer has been let loose in your home.

If you want to add a little pizzazz to your living room or upscale your bathroom, read on and see how you could do it for pennies!

1. Use permanent sticky fixings to hang utensil bars

2. Make tie-backs from old necklaces or scarves

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Elegant floral swag and cascade curtain.

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3. Plant all pots in plastic pots so you can easily swap them around in the garden or your home

4. Use washi tape to decorate and upgrade hangers

5. Use a hollowed out book to hide an ugly internet router

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Vintage Books

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6. Use a Sharpie to draw on lightbulbs to create fun shadows in kids' rooms

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Bare bulb fabric flex light

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7. Use jute rope to hang curtains for a nautical look

8. Cut up bed linen to make funky curtains

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Woodlands Bed Linen Packaged

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9. Paint the inner edges of interior doors for a subtle colour pop

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A different way to open up…

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10. Paint drawer sides for a vivid and surprising splash of colour

11. Pop your mouthwash in a decanter for a fast and fancy bathroom upgrade

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Handmade Portuguese Glass Decanter

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12. Light a host of candles in an unused fireplace

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Bookcases for Fireplace wall

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13. Paint glitter inside lampshades for a twinkly effect at night

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Sunbeam Lampshade

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14. Tie shower curtains with fabric bows instead of fixings, which will rust

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Shower curtain on measure in waterproof fabric

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15. Turn a slim wall recess into a log store

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Slim day collection

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16. Cornstarch and water form a paste that turns fabric into removable wallpaper for any surface

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Barbican fabric

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17. Paint tiles you're bored of using tester pots so you can get a colourful effect for less.

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3 hole basin set Estampe

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18. Paint a bathroom floor to make the room look brand new. You can even paint vinyl!

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Could you do with a second bathroom?

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For more DIY guidance, take a look at this Ideabook: When You Should DIY (Or Spend Some Money On A Pro).

Which of these ideas do you fancy trying in your home?

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