Giving your home a New Year makeover doesn’t mean spending a small fortune – and you might not need to splash any cash at all.
The money saving team from NetVoucherCodes.co.uk have researched and revealed eight ways to jazz up boring rooms with things lying around the house, or that are available for free.
You can give old glass jars or wine bottles a new lease of life by giving them a good wash, removing any labels, and filling them with flowers – or even using them as candle holders.
And as most DIY shops give out wallpaper samples for free, you could choose a few designs that go with your decor and add matching frames to create interesting wall art.
A spokesman NetVoucherCodes.co.uk said: “As the new year rolls around, people are probably looking at ways to change up their lives or even their homes.
“But after the ups and downs of 2020 and the financial burden that Christmas can bring, the cheaper we can do this, the better.”
Here are eight ways you can cheaply decorate your home – and some won’t cost you a penny:
1. Frame free prints
If you have some old frames at home, a computer, and a printer, search for free printables and public domain images online and print them out to hang on your walls.
You can find maps this way too.
2. Recycle old jars
Give old glass jars or wine bottles a good wash and fill them with flowers or use them as candle holders.
3. Make garlands
Cut out heart shapes on different coloured pieces of paper or card and fix them to long pieces of string, either just at one end or going down the string, a few centimetres apart.
Fit the pieces of string to a piece of card or tape at the other end, and hang the finished garlands up on your wall.
4. Use wallpaper to make a wall design
Draw a design onto old newspaper sheets, cut out and fix to your wall for a quirky focus piece. It can be as intricate or as simple as you’d like.
5. Frame and hang wallpaper samples
Most DIY shops let you take samples from wallpaper rolls for free. Choose a few that go with your decor and add matching frames to create interesting wall art.
Turn objects into wall art
Gather a collection of objects you already own, such as baskets or hats, and mount them on the wall to create a striking arrangement. Consider it a unique spin on the gallery wall!
Paint is a must-have tool for budget decorating, but it shouldn’t be restricted to walls. It can also be used to give dated furniture and accessories a much-needed lift.
Try repainting wood furniture in a splashy colour to instantly modernise an aging piece.
Add patterns to shelves
Upgrade mundane shelves with a boldly patterned backdrop.
Wallpaper, fabric, and wrapping paper remnants are all ideal for lining the backs of bookcases of built-in shelves.