Simple tips to DIY decorations for your home

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Cheap is good, but free is always better, especially when it comes to trying to inject new life and soul into your interior design scheme. 

While there's always a natural temptation to simply go all out and spend a lot of money on new furniture, wall coverings and even a decorator, we think you need to take a look at these free and easy home furnishing tips first, to see if any of them will quash your need for a revamp.

We've got handy hints for every room (even your garden) so read on and let's get thrifty!

1. Use free wooden planks and pallets in funky ways

2. Got an old car you can upcycle?

3. Crochet over old tyres to make garden seating

4. Move everything around for a fresh look

5. Mount pretty plates on the wall

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A design of the private house in the settlement of the closed type .Anarchi&I. Maltsev


6. Display cut garden flowers in jugs

7. Repurpose empty cans as plant pots

8. Use glass jars as simple vases

10. Sort your books by spine colour

11. Upcycle your cardboard boxes into shelving

12. Teach an old ladder new display tricks

13. Make things out of old books

14. Paint up old frames to look like antiques

15. Change a living room simply by adding a statement blanket

16. Make new cushions out of old clothes

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17. Hanging your bikes on the wall is both practical and stylish!

18. Make hanging wall containers

19. Repurpose an old planter you were going to throw out

20. Get creative with an old coat stand out in the garden

21. Hook up your old Christmas lights to make your garden sparkle all year round

If you loved this tightwads guide to making your home look great, take a look at these: 20 economical DIY projects everyone can manage.

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