19 cheap and simple home improvement ideas

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19 cheap and simple home improvement ideas

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The key to home improvement is to make it as easy on yourself as possible. This must be why so many people hire interior designers, but don't worry if you don’t have the budget for such an extravagance.

We have some cheap and easy ways to update your home right here and all you’ll need is a small amount of cash, a little free time and some imagination. We hope you’ve got the craft bug and some old dining chairs lying around…

1. Furniture on wheels offers the possibility of fluid, evolving interiors that never get old. Simply pick up some castors from a DIY shop

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Contemporary Eco Kitchen in the Cotswolds

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2. Plants are you best friends when it comes to updating a space instantly!

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WOODEN WALL HOOKS, SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR DESIGN, PLAIN COLOURS

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3. If you can’t buy new items, simply paint up old furniture! Shabby chic means you don’t have to get a perfect finish

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Klash Chairs

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4. Look for a smaller number of more quirky pieces. They will pull focus from the rest of the space

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Edge Coffee Table

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5. Upcycle old apple and wine crates into handy storage and furniture

6. Line drawers with awesome retro wallpaper for added zing in your storage

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Large Recycled Wooden Chest of Drawers

Vintage Archive

7. If lining goes well, you could even try your hand at some decoupage or painting. Just start with an item of furniture you could live without!

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Turner Furniture

Cubist Credenza 13

Turner Furniture

8. Dig out your fabric stash and make a few simple slip-on cushion covers

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Helen Gordon

Decorative Animal Cushions and Wallpaper

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9. Don’t overlook simple items, such as wall hooks. It’s all about what you have dangling from them and they can look ever so striking

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Blomp Coat Hook

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10. Mini bulldog clips are a great way to hand photographs and art, if you like something a bit different

11. Open, simple storage is easier to move than built-in items and can be customised easily

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Clapham Common Flat 2

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12. Rugs are a one-stop way to totally change the vibe and comfort level of a room and can be so cheap

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Kangan Arora—Weft

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14. Ladder shelves offer cool, calm and casual storage wherever you need it the most. Paint them a bright colour and they look great

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Oakland 4ft 6 Double Bed

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13. Frame your art, but don’t feel like you have to hang it on the wall. You can simply lean it up, while stood on the floor. No drilling needed!

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Ben Lowe canvas prints

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15. Curtains make a vast difference to any room, especially if they were absent before. You could even make your own simple tab tops

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Galloway Sheers Collection

MYB Textiles

16. When all else in your bedroom is simple, perhaps you could go a little overboard with the headboard? What a statement!

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Royz Furniture

Moultrie Park Poster Bed

Royz Furniture

17. Removable wall decals look great, are easy and fast to apply and non-permanent. A great way to change up a room!

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'Enjoy Every Moment' Wall Sticker

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18. Table lamps aren’t as old-fashioned as you might think and certainly perk up a room. Funky shades can work wonders to add some whimsy

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Hunkydory Home

Hand Crafted Lighting

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19. To get your home looking freshly decorated from top to bottom, a quick and simple upgrade is changing your door handles. You won’t believe what an impact it makes

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For more home décor DIY tips and tricks, take a look at this Ideabook: 15 Easy DIY Ideas To Make Your Home More Special.

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