Time and money can both be precious. Most people have good intentions of doing weekend DIY, but quite often just the thought of spending all weekend with a paintbrush in your hand is enough to put you off the task. Here I’ve come up with some quick and easy ways to makeover your home. They won’t break the bank and you’ll see instant results.
Is your kitchen looking tired and in need of a makeover? It can be pretty pricey to rip your existing kitchen out and start over, but luckily, this isn’t necessary. Consider just replacing the doors on your kitchen cupboards, rather than the whole unit itself. It’s a much cheaper alternative and instantly gives your kitchen a whole new look.
Under cabinet lighting is also a great way of brightening up the room at minimal cost. LED lighting is often used in kitchens and just adding a few LED light strips under your kitchen cabinets can really transform the room. You can even go for colour changing LED lights if you’re looking to be a bit more adventurous.
Bored of the way your living room looks but don’t have the time to redecorate? You don’t need to go to the effort of re-painting all of the walls, instead turn to accessories. Simply changing the colour scheme of your scatter cushions is more cost effective, and is a quick and easy way to alter the mood of your room. This is especially easy if you already have a neutral tone on your walls as no colour will be off limits.
Feature walls are a big thing and the bedroom is the perfect room to unleash your bold side. Pick a funky colour, pick a wall and away you go. This is easier, quicker and cheaper than doing the whole room and produces much more of a statement look. Finish off with a statement ceiling light and a throw for your bed and you’ve got a new bedroom with minimal effort.
The bathroom is often the smallest room in any house. The use of mirrors will help to create a more spacious feel and you can pick up some real bargains in your local charity shops. Painting a bathroom can be tricky as you have lots of ceramics and small spaces to navigate round, but you don’t have to add block colour. The use of stencils is still a popular bathroom choice – paint hearts, flowers, geometrics, or whatever takes your fancy. You don’t have anything to lose but a little time and a dab of paint.
There’s so many ways you can brighten your home, these tips just scratch the surface of what you can achieve. You don’t need copious amounts of money, or even time, you just need let your imagination run wild.