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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

Elegant floral swag and cascade curtain.: classic  by Alf Onnie, Classic
Alf Onnie

Elegant floral swag and cascade curtain.

Alf Onnie

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

Vintage Books : classic  by Studio Duggan, Classic
Studio Duggan

Vintage Books

Studio Duggan

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

Bare bulb fabric flex light: modern  by An Artful Life, Modern
An Artful Life

Bare bulb fabric flex light

An Artful Life

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

8. Cut up bed linen to make funky curtains

Woodlands Bed Linen Packaged : country  by Sian Zeng, Country
Sian Zeng

Woodlands Bed Linen Packaged

Sian Zeng

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

A different way to open up... Modern windows & doors by The Market Design & Build Modern
The Market Design & Build

A different way to open up…

The Market Design & Build

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

Handmade Portuguese Glass Decanter: mediterranean  by J & M Collections Ltd, Mediterranean
J & M Collections Ltd

Handmade Portuguese Glass Decanter

J & M Collections Ltd

12. Light a host of candles in an unused fireplace

Bookcases for Fireplace wall: classic  by INGLISH DESIGN, Classic

Bookcases for Fireplace wall


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

Sunbeam Lampshade: modern  by Joanna Corney, Modern
Joanna Corney

Sunbeam Lampshade

Joanna Corney

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

modern  by GAL srl, Modern
GAL srl

Shower curtain on measure in waterproof fabric

GAL srl

15. Turn a slim wall recess into a log store

modern  by Dall'Agnese, Modern

Slim day collection


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

Barbican fabric by Flock

Barbican fabric


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

3 hole basin set Estampe Modern bathroom by homify Modern

3 hole basin set Estampe


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

Could you do with a second bathroom? Minimalist bathroom by The Market Design & Build Minimalist
The Market Design & Build

Could you do with a second bathroom?

The Market Design & Build

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?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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