DIY interior decorating tips

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Refurbishing need not be expensive. Magazines and catalogues might like you to believe otherwise, but with a little creativity and DIY you will be surprised by how much your can accomplish. Do-it-yourself is not only more rewarding, but it also ensures that everything will be exactly your own style and helps you save a lot of money. With a little imagination and time, you can easily breathe new life into your house. If you're looking for a little inspiration, this article covers some design tips along with suggestions for decorating your home without spending too much!

Saved from scrap

Old furniture has lots of history and character. It is unfortunate that we have become accustomed to just throwing things away, rather than using them again. Once this antique French dresser was destined for the scrap heap, but, luckily, someone found it and, with a little creative attention, brought it back to life. With just some light sanding and a coat of paint, this dresser has become a whole new piece!

Flea market finds

Every week there is a flea market somewhere in most towns and cities all over the world, and these hotspots are often an untapped goldmine for bargains. You may have to search, but if you find something, it often fits perfectly in the do-it-yourself picture. Imagine what you can find at flea markets: picture frames, vases, old books, lamps, furniture, or even work of art, all of which you can use to enrich your interior style. The best part is that you can always take these items home for an affordable price.

Paint and flowers

Flowers have always been a great way to add something special to your interior. And while a florist can best be expensive, there is a whole world of flowers ripe for the picking, perhaps even growing in your yard! Buy some old vases, and you have everything you need to brighten up your home. And best of all: it hardly costs a penny. 

Painting is the best investment you can make since it will have such a large impact on your interior. The lovely blue doors in this room have a powerful influence on the space. Between the paint and the pink flowers, we can see how this room has been transformed using minimal resources.

Little details

Here we see a cheerful, eclectic bedroom. Part of what makes this space so appealing is the little details that reveal the homeowner’s ingenuity and personality. For example, notice how storage space has been created near the closet using simple wooden crates. What a creative and inexpensive way to construct a dresser!


Small items of furniture like armchairs, coffee tables and bookcases are often easy to move. Why not move that chair that you never use in the living room into the bedroom? Rearranging can be a great way to keep your interior feeling fresh and interesting without spending any money at all!

Lighting design

In a simple, minimalist space you create can create a special atmosphere using minor decorative elements. Through the intelligent use of lighting, you can completely transform a room from dark and boring to beautiful and romantic. Here, decorative lighting has been added to the dining room for a lovely, festive look that is perfect for a holiday or just a nice dinner!

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