country Bedroom by Célia Orlandi por Ato em Arte

17 ridiculously cheap and easy home improvement ideas

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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We love bargain here at homify, especially when you can upgrade your home without spending much money at all. We all want that interior designer look but few of us have the cash to get it, unless we start thinking more creatively!

Now, please don't start planning a bank robbery, as there are some easy and cheap ideas that will make a big impact, even in rooms you thought were well beyond saving. 

Got a lacklustre living room? We can sort that! A boring bathroom? No problem at all! See what amazing tips and tricks we found for upgrading your home on a shoestring…

1. Sew yourself some new cushions

You can even rip up old t-shirts for the fabric.

2. Turn an old dresser into a funky outdoor planter

3. Build your own kitchen shelves

It's really not as hard as you think.

4. Design and construct a simple wardrobe for your bedroom

minimalistic Bedroom by Katleen Roggeman
Katleen Roggeman

DIY Planter Closet

Katleen Roggeman

5. Paint a mural in your hallway

eclectic Bedroom by Zuritagordian
Zuritagordian

Vieil olivier

Zuritagordian

If you're arty, we really envy you because we love this idea!

6. Have a bash at some upcycling or shabby-chic styling

It's just paint and wax.

7. Paint your picture frames

Teddy Stripe Personalised Photo-frame: modern Nursery/kid's room by Anne Taylor Designs
Anne Taylor Designs

Teddy Stripe Personalised Photo-frame

Anne Taylor Designs

They look much more personal.

8. Make a pallet headboard

rustic Bedroom by Biogibson
Biogibson

Recamara con madera ecológica

Biogibson

Look on websites like Gumtree where pallets are often free to collectors

9. Paint your kitchen cabinets a prettier shade

Mediterranean Style: mediterranean Kitchen by Rencraft
Rencraft

Mediterranean Style

Rencraft

10. Try your hand at an origami light shade

scandinavian Bedroom by Snowpuppe
Snowpuppe

Stylingfoto Moth Gradient Coral

Snowpuppe

11. Make a pallet herb garden for your kitchen

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Pop up Pallets
Pop up Pallets

pallet tuin Small: Little Planet

Pop up Pallets

More amazing pallet ideas!

12. Try your hand at minimal light design

You can disassemble an old lamp for the electrics.

13. Use apple crates to make colourful shelves

And cool wall displays!

14. Create a simple mezzanine sleeping level

At last, a good use for that wasted overhead space.

15. Make a new patio furniture set

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by palettenmoebel.at
palettenmoebel.at

Das Sofa Hermann

palettenmoebel.at

All ready for next spring!

16. Paint a wall with chalkboard paint

Let your household create some new art.

17. Hang curtains as room divides

See? None of these would break the bank but would add bags of style to your home! 

For even more DIY inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 26 of the best (ever) DIY tips!

What things have you already DIY'd in your home
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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